Now that WandaVision has ended, fans are left pondering questions the series has yet to answer. Many of the questions center around the show’s main character, Kathryn Hanh in the role of nosy neighbor Agnes, who is later revealed to be a powerful witch named Agatha Harkness. In an interview with Q&A, WandaVision Writer Jac Schaeffer shed light on Agatha’s true nature as a “succubus” and what attracted her to Wanda.
“She felt [Wanda’s magic] and came to investigate; she wasn’t at Westview. She felt what she calls the “glow of so many spells cast at once,” and she’s like … a succubus. Travel in search of powerful beings to draw from. So yeah, we’d come up with a lot about where he’s been, what he’s been doing, what his journey has been and all that. And that didn’t make it to the show because it was the right move, but it was helpful for us to have a little bio for her. But yeah, he sniffed it and it showed up and he had to find out what was going on. “
In the comics, Agatha Harkness is less of a villain and more of a teacher to Wanda, showing her how to harness her amazing powers to warp reality, and even acts as a mentor to Franklin Richards, a mutant so powerful it makes Galactus nervous. . There have been some indications that Agatha appearing in WandaVision She will also one day become more of a teacher than a villain, thanks to the immense sympathy that Hahn imbues the character with even when she sings about killing a dog. In a previous interview with NYT, Schaeffer had explained how Hahn’s casting as Agatha had happened.
“We had Agatha because she is so tied to Wanda’s stories in the comics. At first, she functioned as an expert in magic and as we started we wanted to have a more antagonistic force. We wrote to her and she jumped off the page. She had. that bow, something funny, and those sick burns. We were trying to figure out who to choose, and Kathryn had come in [to Marvel] for a general meeting and we heard that she was in the building. It was like, my gosh. Everyone was really still. Any writer on the planet, on television, in film, is in love with Kathryn Hahn and wants Kathryn Hahn. You sit down to hear your writer’s prayers at night and say, bring me a Kathryn Hahn. The next day or the next day, she came over and we presented her with the whole show. “
Written by Jac schaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as Vision, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Kathryn Hahn as Agnes. New episodes air Fridays on Disney +. The big reveal that Agatha is a succubus comes from spotify.com. The quotes about Hahn’s casting as Agatha come from The New York Times.
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