A WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn is coming to Disney+

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Marvel has been captivating us in theaters for over a decade and killing DC at the box office. This year, Marvel graced our small screens with limited series on Disney+ doing deep dives and preparing us for the next phase. WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and What If.. have been wildly successful with cult followings. But Marvel isn’t done. We’ve heard that Loki will get a second season and it was just announced that we will be getting a WandaVision spinoff. It will star Kathryn Hahn, who played the wickedly funny and powerful witch, Agatha. Below are a few more details from Variety:

Hahn would reprise the role of Agatha Harkness in the series, which is described by sources as a dark comedy, though exact plot details remain under wraps. “WandaVision” head writer Jac Schaeffer would serve as the writer and executive producer on the project. Should the spinoff go forward, it would be the first project Schaeffer has set up with Marvel since she signed an overall deal with them and 20th Television in May.

In “WandaVision,” Hahn started out playing the role of Agnes, Wanda and Vision’s nosy neighbor, before it was revealed she was in fact Agatha, a powerful witch. In the Marvel comics and the series, Agatha is shown to have survived the Salem Witch Trials and is more than a match for Wanda, a.k.a. Scarlet Witch. When viewers last saw her in the finale of “WandaVision,” Wanda traps Agatha in Westview by using her powers to force her revert to her Agnes persona.

[From Variety]

Of course the details about this project are sparse in true Marvel form. But I am excited about this project. Agatha was such a compelling character in the WandaVision series and I wanted to know more about her. I know she survived the Salem Witch trials by draining the magic and life force of her coven but we only got a glimpse of that in the show. I also love Kathryn Hahn as the character. Kathryn is hilarious, but she also proved that she could be a deeply emotional and dark character as well.

In the comics, Agatha was an actual mentor of Wanda. In WandaVision, Agatha was a sort of antagonizing mentor and it is not the same story line. So it is going to be quite interesting to see how Marvel approaches this spin off. I also wonder if this is going to be another limited series or an actual show. And since we are headed toward the MCU phase that will tackle the Multiverse, will Scarlet Witch meet another version of Agatha? If so, will she be her mentor there or will Agatha be more cunning and wicked? Whatever the case, I cannot wait for the series.

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  1. North of Boston says:

    More Kathryn Hahn is better!
    I’m here for this :)

  2. Lightpurple says:

    This should be fun. Can’t wait to see what other characters they bring into the storyline

  3. SarahCS says:

    I had avoided WandaVision as I had no great interest in either of the main characters but I ended up watching it last week (on the strength of reviews) and loved it! It’s the first series in a long time I’ve actually binge watched (over two nights) and my poor BFF was getting almost constant texts (sorry Kate) – ‘wait, so Agnes is a witch????’

    Although I’m not sure I’d have stuck with it to the 4th episode if I didn’t already know that we we come out of the ‘show’ eventually.

    Overall I have really enjoyed all these series and what they’ve done with them so I’m here for more in general and very much here for more Agnes/Agatha. She was fantastic.

    • FHMom says:

      Wandavision was so enjoyable to watch. Any tv fan should be able to appreciate it. The storyline unfolded so beautifully. I used to be anti Disney, but I’m all in and loving it.

  4. FHMom says:

    She was so good in Wandavision. I wish she had won the Emmy.

  5. Krystina says:

    I love Kathryn Hahn. She’s such a versatile actress.
    I can’t wait to see this!

  6. Normades says:

    I am so here for this!

    But I wish Darcy and Woo would get a spin-off as well. They were so great together.

  7. LaraW” says:

    Note: haven’t watched WandaVision and I’m sure the character of Agatha was great.

    Comment: I was a fan of Marvel comics (X-Men to be precise) as a kid and I’m sure all this content being produced by Disney is great. But Disney/Marvel are beginning to face the same issues as the X-Men comics: these different multiverses are getting out of control. For me, at a certain point, the plot became meaningless and what could have been an exciting storyline where you get invested in the characters, the next chapter of the saga and watching the consequences of their actions play out fizzled into apathy. There’s only so many times a character can come back from the dead, only so many times a multiverse-threatening event happens before it’s just blah blah blah. It’s funny because Wanda and Pietro Maximoff are originally the children of Magneto, but they seem to have been sucked into the Avengers world.

    • North of Boston says:

      Marvel TV and movies are only now getting into multiverses… with the TV introduction in Loki and What If … ? this year and 1 maybe 2 films coming out with the multiverse baked in.
      There was also the animated Into the Spiderverse, but that was its own thing.

      So I’m not sure what you mean about these different universes getting out of control. Are you talking about the comics themselves?

      And as far as “back from the dead” characters.. that’s primarily been in the single main MCU universe, particularly in the last Avengers film. Is there a particular plot point you’re thinking about when you mention that?

      (Or maybe those were big plot points in Shang-Chi and Black Widow films, which I haven’t seen yet)

      • LaraW” says:

        Hmm, good point. Now that I think about it, it might be more the sequence in which the films/series have been released— for example, having Natasha’s origin story released after she died. And possibly the perception of the multiverse is derived from having each set of characters so divorced from all the others until they all came together in Ultron. I had never seen or been interested in the Chris Pratt space dude series and since it took place in space, I assumed it was chronologically in the distant future. Having them crash into the “final” movies felt like a disjoint. I will have to think about this some more. 🧐

  8. Rapunzel says:

    If it’s not called “Agatha all Along,” we riot. It’s already got a banger theme song!

  9. candy says:

    I love her so much, I might actually watch this even though I hate superhero movies.