When the Disney+ original show WandaVision premiered on the streaming service in 2021, it was a popular Marvel series in a sea of Marvel series or movies that were being rapidly released onto the platform.
The show’s mysterious plot, mixed with references to classic television decades and the popularity of actress Elizabeth Olsen, combined to make the original Marvel series a hit — but one other big part of the show that surprised audiences (and resulted in an unexpected chart-topping song) was the villain Agatha, played by Kathryn Hahn!
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Wanda Maximoff is a superhero who only learns that she is actually a witch (the Scarlet Witch, to be specific) towards the end of WandaVision.
Before this point, Wanda was unaware of her witchy status — but she learns about her true identity after confronting the villainous Agatha, a very powerful witch who has been hiding her powers as she observes Wanda’s magical manipulations of a small town.
The song “Agatha All Along” accompanied Agatha’s big reveal towards the final episode of the series, and ended up becoming a huge hit on music platforms like Spotify.
Agatha has already started to show up in Disney Park events as a Marvel villain, and now the character has been on the road to getting her own television show called Agatha: House of Harkness — but unfortunately, it looks like that show might not be happening after all!
The show, first of all, seems to be going through an identity crisis. Agatha: House of Harkness is now being called Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
Casting had already begun for the show, however, with cast members including Joe Locke, Aubrey Plaza, Ali Ahn, Maria Dizzia, Sasheer Zamata, Miles Gutierrez-Riley, and Okwui Okpokwasili (and Kathryn Hahn, of course, returning as Agatha Harkness).
Emma Caulfield Ford was also reportedly coming back as Sarah Proctor / “Dottie Jones”, while Debra Jo Rupp was returning as Mrs. Hart, and Kate Forbes was stepping back into the role of Evanora Harkness.
According to this report from KC Walsh, unfortunately, Agatha: Coven of Chaos has shifted from a tentative release date towards the end of 2023 (or the beginning of 2024) to a vague “TBD” status. According to KC Walsh, “story reasons” are the cause for the change.
Since the title of the show has already gone through one change, and we know that big changes are going on behind the scenes within Disney and Marvel, it seems likely that some big plot shifts are being run through the pipeline for Agatha’s solo venture!
This news may be disappointing for some Marvel fans and Agatha fans (or fans of Kathryn Hahn, since the Bad Moms and Knives Out 2: The Glass Onion actress is known for her comedic talents) , but it is not unsurprising since Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger and Marvel leader Kevin Feige have both clearly indicated that Disney+ is going to be pulling back, in a big way, on new releases in the Marvel world.
Are you looking forward to this Marvel show, if it ever does get released?