Benedict Cumberbatch was signed to act as Doctor Strange on the final of WandaVision. Then Marvel decided against it and had to change everything.
Rolling stones spoke with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and he explained how this surprising news went all out. Basically, because Marvel had advertised Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) shows up in Doctor Strange successor Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, the plan was for Cumberbatch see you on the show to bond into that movie. One version made him pop up in one of WandaVisions commercials. Another had the commercials as actual messages from Strange to Wanda. But in the end, they just cut him out.
“Some people might say, ‘Oh, it would have been so cool to see a doctor Strange, ” Feige told Rolling Stone. “But that would have taken away from Wanda, which is what we did not want to do. We did not want the end of the show to be commodified to go to the next movie –hbefore it’s the white guy, ‘Let me show you how power works.’ “
When Strange’s link to Wanda was cut out of the show, the film itself also had to change, probably adding a bit of the story connecting Sorcerer Supreme and Scarlet Witch that would have happened on the show. As MCU stands now, WandaVision left Wanda alone far awayaway place, studying up on her new powers. Some have suggested that she escaped too easily, without paying the price for what she did to the people of Westview, however Olsen himself has a tease about that.
“She had to get away before the people who are supposed to hold her accountable got there,” Olsen told the magazine. “And where she went is a place that no one could find her. Because she knows she will be held accountable and I think she has a huge amount of guilt. ”
It sounds like it might be a hint of how Wanda plays into Multiverse of Madness. We find out March 25, 2022.
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