Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feig opens why Dr. Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) did not appear in WandaVision.
The Disney + series had a wide opportunity to present Sorcerer Supreme: Wanda Maximov (Elizabeth Olsen) will appear in Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness – scheduled for release on March 25, 2022 – and it is indicated by name in the final.
Although Cumberbatch actually made a deal with Marvel to show up WandaVisionthe last episode, it was written at the end of the trial because “it would take away from Wanda what we didn̵
“We didn’t want the end of the show to be codified to go to the next film – here’s the white man, ‘Let me show you how power works,'” he explained. Per Rolling stone, this meant that Dr. Strange the sequel also had to be rewritten to match Cumberbatch’s appearance WandaVision.
In addition, lead writer Jac Schaeffer noted some of the ideas on how to include Cumberbatch in the show, including including Doctor Strange in one of the ads full of Easter eggs, and making these ads actually messages from Sorcerer Supreme to Wanda.