Throughout 2021, Marvel and Disney+ have been showering viewers with new TV series, all featuring characters we all know and love from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, you’ve probably watched Loki get up to his trickster antics in Loki, and seen The Falcon and The Winter Soldier team up in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. And, you likely now have Hawkeye’s next adventures in the upcoming Hawkeye on your radar as well.
Yes, these MCU streaming series couldn’t have more straightforward names. Yes, Marvel has now turned watching TV into big-screen homework, given that its movie franchise keeps hitting cinemas (thanks to Black Widow and Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings already this year, and with Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home still to come before 2021 is out). And yes, the first of these new MCU Disney+ shows finally made everyone take notice of the always-great Kathryn Hahn, who stole every scene she was in each and every time she popped up in WandaVision.
Obviously, WandaVision was about Marvel characters Wanda and Vision, with Avengers: Endgame’s Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany reprising their roles. But Hahn also played a significant part as neighbour-slash-witch Agatha Harkness, even nabbing an Emmy nomination for her efforts. So, because she was such a fan favourite, she’s now getting her own show.
Variety reports that the series will be a dark comedy about Agatha, starring Hahn; however, details beyond that are currently under wraps. But the character has a considerable history, only some of which WandaVision dived into. In comic books, she’s been around since the 70s — and, story-wise, her tale dates back to the Salem witch trials.
The news — and the world’s reaction to the glorious Hahn — won’t come as a surprise if you’ve been watching the exceptional actor throughout her pre-Marvel career. She stole scenes in Parks and Recreation, Transparent and I Know This Much Is True as well, and made an impact in movies as varied as Revolutionary Road, Our Idiot Brother and the Bad Moms flicks. And, she’s also exceptional in Netflix film Private Life as well.
Exactly when Marvel and Disney+’s Hahn-led Agatha Harkness spinoff will arrive hasn’t been revealed. But, you can get the Emmy-winning ‘Agatha All Along’ tune stuck in your head again now until more news drops:
WandaVision is currently available to stream via Disney+. When Marvel and Disney+’s Agatha Harkness spinoff will drop hasn’t yet been revealed — we’ll update you when more information is announced.
Via Variety. Image: Suzanne Tenner, Marvel Studios.
Published on October 08, 2021 by Sarah Ward