Kevin Feige recently shared Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange was initially going to appear in WandaVision and explained why they scrapped their plans.
When WandaVision was announced, it was stated by Kevin Feige that it would lead up to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch later appearing in the Marvel film. Before WandaVision hit Disney Plus, this caused Marvel fans to speculate that the series was going to feature Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in some capacity.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange never showed his face in WandaVision, but Kevin Feige told Rolling Stone that he was originally going to. Feige explained Doctor Strange was initially behind the commercials shown throughout the series to snap Wanda out of the Hex. Feige went on to explain why they ultimately decided to take Doctor Strange out of it, which resulted in some rewrites to the sequel’s story:
“‘Oh, it would’ve been so cool to see Doctor Strange.’ But it would have taken away from Wanda, which is what we didn’t want to do. We didn’t want the end of the show to be commoditized to go to the next movie — here’s the white guy, ‘Let me show you how power works.'”
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You can read the official synopsis for WandaVision below.
Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Matt Shakman directed the series with Jac Schaeffer as the lead scribe; WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Evan Peters as Ralph Bohner, and Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness.
WandaVision is available on Disney Plus, while Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theaters on March 25, 2022. Keep following along to stay up to date on all of the latest surrounding the MCU, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Rolling Stone