The WandaVision spinoff focusing on Agatha Harkness, titled Agatha: Coven of Chaos, has been delayed in production for Disney Plus, according to a new rumour circulating regarding the project under Marvel Studios. The spinoff is no longer on track for a 2023 release on Disney Plus due to ‘story reasons’.
Days after the interview of Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, where he confirmed that Marvel is looking into putting fewer shows a year and spacing projects out, this does not surprise us.
As many have pointed out, Marvel’s Phase 4 has released more titles than any phase in the shortest possible time, showing the strain in workload and deadlines resulting in lower quality. We appreciate the successful introduction and dive into the Multiverse and the Sacred Timeline, as well as Chaos Magic in Phase 4.
However, the number of characters and variety of story threads get harder to weave together. It seems that unlike Phase 1-3, Marvel has been juggling so many balls for Phase 4, and the studio is now in danger of dropping one or two any time soon.
WandaVision Spinoff Agatha Coven Of Chaos Is Delayed
Was gonna save this one but sounds like we may have to wait a while for Agatha due to story reasons, currently it’s listed at TBD https://t.co/CKn04qXsQR
— KC Walsh (@TheComixKid) February 22, 2023
Was gonna save this one but sounds like we may have to wait a while for Agatha due to story reasons, currently it’s listed at TBD
A follower of the insider asked for an update on the Agatha show, which is a spinoff of Phase 4’s WandaVision. They asked this because just last January production was reported to have started on the 17th at Trilith Studios in Fayetteville and in Atlanta, Georgia.
Everything and everyone involved seemed to be going smoothly as planned. Jac Shaeffer is the head writer, executive producer and director for several episodes of the show. Taking on helming other episodes are Gandja Monteiro and Rachel Goldberg. Fans would be happy to note that Monteiro also had a hand in directing the recently popular Netflix series, Wednesday. Likewise, Goldberg showcases another Netflix series Resident Evil as a glimpse of what she can bring to the Coven of Chaos table.
IMDb, however, still displays the series is to be released within 2023. The cast, of course, includes Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness. Joining her are Aubrey Plaza, Debra Jo Rupp as Mrs. Hart, Emma Caulfield Ford as Dottie, Maria Dizzia, Joe Locke, Ali Ahn, Patti LuPone, Sasheer Zamata and Trey Sartorius as Nate Richards.
Agatha Coven Of Chaos Pushed Back Production
This is not the only spinoff of WandaVision that is supposedly under Schaeffer as well. Another series, entitled Vision Quest, was also in the works. However, this too has also slowed its pace in development which was supposed to show Paul Bettany as Vision who is trying to regain his memory and humanity after the events of the first Scarlet Witch and Vision series.
If it is true that they are checking the pace of production for all the projects under Marvel Studios, I cannot help but also feel relief in knowing they are doing this in favour of quality. Suppose the news about Ant-Man 3 suffering in quality because Marvel Studios got its VFX artists to focus on Black Panther 2 bears any truth. In that case, these titles slowing down is not only a course of action to ensure quality but also a step to taking care of the people behind the projects.
We all know what quality of work is served when the work is spread too thin. If the delay in production is caused by, as they say, “story reasons”, then it is all the more reason to accommodate the new slower pace. Given more time, they will be able to produce better storytelling series. Marvel will benefit from that, and in the end, the viewers who follow the universe they have been weaving will like it as well.
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