Jac Schaeffer-Helmed WandaVision Spinoff Starring Kathryn Hahn Announced
Just in time for the witchiest season of the year, Marvel Studios and Disney+ have announced what stans of the series knew in our preternatural hearts all along: a WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn is in development, Variety learned today from one of their sources.
Kathryn Hahn is (literally) the breakout villain from the Marvel Studios streaming content on Disney+. On WandaVision, one of the many delights of the sitcom-mystery-drama was the comedian’s performance as Nosy Neighbor Agnes, who was later revealed to be the powerful Marvel Comics witch Agatha Harkness. But by the end of the series everything has gone wrong for Agatha, and it remains to be seen if she can break free from the Agnes body in which she is currently imprisoned.
According to Variety, Hahn would reprise the role of Agatha Harkness in the series, which is described by the publicsation’s sources “as a dark comedy, though exact plot details remain under wraps.”
WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer would also serve as the writer and executive producer on the spinoff. If this project moves forward with production (which why wouldn’t it), the new series would be the first project Schaeffer has set up with Marvel since she signed an overall deal with the company in May 2021.
It’s Not Too Late to Fix Anything
With the Scarlet Witch ascended, the WandaVision series ended with Agatha trapped back in Agnes’ body, imprisoned in a humdrum suburban life… Pleasant Hill-style. While details about the series are scarce, since the fate of Agatha/Agnes is still hanging in the balance in the final episode, this seems like a perfect place for a spinoff series to pick up.
However, in Marvel Comics, Agatha goes on a number of witch-y adventures before she even meets the Scarlet Witch. In fact, she even gives birth to a son, Nicholas Scratch, who was apparently imprisoned as a bunny at some point during his journey from the page to the screen as Señor Scratchy.
In the Marvel comics and the Disney+ series, Agatha is also shown to have survived the Salem Witch Trials, as well as several encounters helping the Fantastic Four, which could make for another interesting storyline.
Yes More WandaVision
WandaVision aired earlier this year from January-March 2021, and is still available for streaming on Disney+.
The first Marvel series on Disney+ was met with widespread acclaim from both fans and critics alike, and it ultimately racked up 23 Emmy nominations, including one for Hahn for best supporting actress in a limited series. According to Variety, “one of the show’s wins came in the best original music and lyrics category for the song “Agatha All Along,” which was used as part of the reveal that Hahn’s character was not who she appeared to be.”
Are you excited to see Kathryn Hahn in the WandaVision spinoff? What storyline do you hope they will explore? Let us know in the comment section below, Marvel Blog Untrue Believers!