Marvel’s ‘Agatha All Along’ — Everything We Know So Far

In 2021, followers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe had been handled to the primary of the brand new era of Marvel reveals streaming on Disney+: Jac Schaeffer‘s WandaVision. WandaVision was met with pretty good reception critically, with critics lauding the present’s dedication to historic accuracy and spoofing of traditional TV favorites. It was met with even higher fan reception, with followers taking to social media each week to share theories concerning the present, rejoice the performances from Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff) and Paul Bettany (Imaginative and prescient), and rejoice the various hilarious facet characters launched by the present.

One such character was the present’s closing villain, Agatha Harkness, performed by Kathryn Hahn. Agatha, referred to as Agnes all through a lot of the present, begins out as Wanda’s useful however nosy neighbor however quickly reveals herself to be the witch Agatha. With her own viral theme song, Agatha very extra shortly turned a fan favourite, and never lengthy after the present completed airing, Disney confirmed that she could be getting her personal present. With a slew of recent stars added to the solid and with filming accomplished, let’s get into every thing we all know to date about Agatha All Alongside.

Editor’s Word: This text was final up to date on Could 15, 2024.

Who Is Agatha Harkness?

Throughout WandaVision, Agatha was referred to as Agnes and lived subsequent door to Wanda within the city of Westview. Whereas Wanda and Agnes appear to be the perfect of pals, her true backstory and intentions quickly come to gentle: Agatha was part of a coven in Salem, Massachusets, through the period of the Salem Witch Trials. In 1693, her coven got down to execute her for practising darkish magic, which they’d forbidden; however, as a substitute of dealing with the results of her actions, Agatha kills the members of her coven current at her trial. She then kills her mom Evanora (Kate Forbes), earlier than flying away. Having studied magic for hundreds of years, Agatha was enraged to see Wanda’s pure mastery of the craft and was intensely jealous of her potential to regulate Westview with out consciously realizing what she was doing. Following an epic battle of each magic and wits, Wanda finally cursed Agatha to dwell out the remainder of her life in her position as Agnes, caught in Westview.

Agatha’s backstory within the comics, nevertheless, is just a little totally different. Agatha Harkness has been featured in Marvel Comics because the Nineteen Seventies, enjoying an essential half within the upbringing and coaching of the Maximoff twins. Agatha performs the position of a trainer and mentor to Wanda all through the comics, although she in the end meets her demise at Wanda’s palms following the revelation that her youngsters had been by no means actual. Agatha’s ghost has acted as a confidante and pal to Wanda, and he or she has even been resurrected in some current storylines. When requested what she was most enthusiastic about within the collection, Hahn hinted at what’s to come. Saying:

“Her costumes and her nails. They’re fabulous, And who is aware of, there could also be just a little track right here or there… however nobody is saying something about that — definitely not me!”

When Will ‘Agatha All Alongside’ be Launched?

At Marvel’s 2022 San Diego Comic-Con panel, it was introduced that the collection’ launch window is someplace round winter 2023. Nevertheless, since then, the present has been delayed to September 18, 2024. As soon as the collection is launched, fans will be treated to nine episodes, a welcome change (most Marvel reveals have six episodes, apart from WandaVision‘s nine-episode run).

Who Are the Solid of ‘Agatha All Alongside’?

Like most Marvel properties, the Agatha All Alongside staff has been tight-lipped concerning the characters that will probably be solid within the present. Nonetheless, a slew of recent stars have been confirmed to share the display with Hahn over the previous few weeks. One in every of these new solid members is Heartstopper star Joe Locke, a casting alternative that has pushed followers wild with hypothesis. Whereas his actual position within the present has not been confirmed, many followers have speculated that he may very well be enjoying an older model of Wanda’s reality-bending son, Billy. Parks and Rec alum Aubrey Plaza has additionally been confirmed as a part of the solid. Very similar to with Locke’s position, we’re but to get any hints as to who she may very well be enjoying. Plaza praised the present, saying:

“Coven of Chaos [the show’s previous title] was so enjoyable. I wished very a lot to work with Kathryn Hahn, I feel she’s so nice. And with out saying something actually, I had a blast. I liked my character in that as nicely, and I feel it is essentially the most elevated Marvel materials that is on the market. So, it was cool to leap into that world with these individuals particularly.”

Orange Is the New Black stars Ali Ahn and Maria Dizzia have also joined the cast in unknown roles, although rumors amongst followers have them tipped to play witches, probably a part of Agatha’s authentic coven. Saturday Night Live star Sasheer Zamata has additionally joined the Coven. Like the opposite current casting bulletins, Zamata’s position within the present has not but been confirmed.

WandaVision star Emma Caulfield Ford will probably be again, reprising her position as Westview resident Dottie, and although the precise nature of this reprisal is unknown, we’re nonetheless excited! Curiously, Dottie is also called Sara Proctor, which is the identify of a real-life witch imprisoned through the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. May this be a touch to Dottie’s trajectory within the MCU going ahead? We should wait and see. In a chat with Entertainment Tonight, Ford teased that Dottie “might in all probability stage up her private life just a little bit.” Including, “I do not know what I’m. Perhaps I am fabulous.”

In newer casting information, That ’70s Present star Debra Jo Rupp, who performed Westview resident Mrs. Hart in WandaVision, has been confirmed to be reprising her position for the brand new collection as nicely. Like Ford, the precise nature of her position continues to be unknown. Broadway icon Patti LuPone has also reportedly been cast in Agatha. LuPone revealed that she will be playing Lilia Calderu. Within the comics, Calderu turns into an ally of Physician Unusual.

Nicely it’s a coven of witches, and I play Lilia Calderu, who apparently is within the Marvel world, and I researched her, she’s scorching! She’s actually scorching! She is! She’s acquired an important physique, raven hair.

Does ‘Agatha All Alongside’ Have A Trailer?

Sadly, we do not have a trailer for Agatha All Alongside simply but. Nevertheless, Marvel Studios launched a behind-the-scenes featurette on November 27 (via TVLine) that reveals some footage of Agatha being filmed. The featurette will probably be one of many particular options included within the upcoming Blu-ray release of WandaVision. Try the Agatha BTS footage, which incorporates Kathryn Hahn in quite a lot of new appears, within the participant under:

Who Is Making ‘Agatha All Alongside’?

WandaVision creator and government producer Jac Shaeffer returns as the author and director for Agatha, however very similar to the casting of the present, the creators behind the scenes are additionally being stored below wraps. WandaVision director Matt Shakman has not been connected to the mission but, however we are able to count on government manufacturing from Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige. We should wait just a little longer to seek out out simply who’s engaged on the spinoff collection. However, if the manufacturing of WandaVision is something to go by, we are able to count on a couple of totally different writers attaching their names to every episode.

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