Although WandaVision finished its story almost two months ago, new information is still emerging about the show’s process of creating its central mystery. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feig told Rolling Stone that Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dr. Strange had originally planned to appear in the season finale, but decided that the character’s portrayal would be better for the show. “Some people might say, ‘Oh, it would be so cool to see Dr. Strange,'” Feig said. “But that would take away from Wanda what we didn’t want to do. We didn’t want the end of the show to be commoditized to move on to the next movie – here’s the white man, “Let me show you how power works.”
Principal writer Jac Schaeffer explained that Dr. Strange’s involvement in the story would be linked to advertisements in the universe, which were distributed throughout the series. The interludes are designed as messages that Strange sends to Wanda to Elizabeth Olsen. The writers are even considering Cumberbatch appearing in one of the commercials.
Feige also revealed that WandaVision’s removal of Strange led to the rewriting of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness. Olsen will appear as Wanda Maximov in the upcoming solo film. Her casting in the sequel to Doctor Strange sparked a number of theories for fans during WandaVision’s run, suggesting Strange’s potential involvement in the story.
Dr. Strange was not the only Marvel character originally intended to appear in the series. A scene was filmed revealing Agatha Harness’s rabbit as Senor Scratch, but the sequence of the wound was cut off. As for the prospect of more WandaVision, Marvel has largely shut down the idea, calling it a “show you can only do once.”
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