It has been two months since WandaVision concluded its successful 9-episode series on Disney +, and MCU fans are still divided over the series finale. Some are happy with how the series handled Wanda’s stint and her full transition to becoming the Scarlet Witch, while others are disappointed with the lack of cameos and major reveals that were previously teased by the cast. One of the cameos that some fans theorized was Benedict Cumberbatch’s appearance of Doctor Strange due to its magical connection to the story and because Wanda’s story was confirmed to continue in. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Now in a recent interview with Rolling stone, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed that the Sorcerer Supreme was originally scheduled to be featured in the WandaVision finale, with Cumberbatch already agreeing to the cameo. However, later in the process, the creative team decided to make some changes to the final episode, ultimately writing Doctor Strange out of the story. Feige explained that the reason the major cameo was not pushed was to give Wanda the light she deserves and that the appearance of Doctor Strange would have been a disservice to the Scarlet Witch.
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“Some people might say, ‘Oh, that would have been so cool to see Dr. Strange,’ Feige said. “But that would have taken Wanda away, which we didn’t want to do. We didn’t want the end of the series to be trivialized to go to the next movie – here’s the white guy, ‘Let me show you how power works.’ “
Additionally, showrunner and chief writer Jac Schaeffer revealed that at one point they considered putting Doctor Strange in charge of the ads running from The Hex as a way to get his messages out to Wanda.
WandaVision focuses on Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany superhero characters, Scarlet Witch and Vision. The series mixes the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision – two super powerful beings living their ideal suburban lives – begin to suspect that all is not what it seems.
The series also stars Kathryn Hahn as Agnes and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau alongside MCU veterans Kat Dennings as Darcy and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo. All nine episodes are now available to stream on Disney +.
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will feature the Sorcerer Supreme joined by the Scarlet Witch, with the sequel being described as the first MCU horror film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Michael Waldron. The film should be linked to the events of WandaVision, Loki, and Spider-Man: No Coming Home, and will debut on March 25, 2022.