WandaVision Showrunner Hadn’t Heard Of Mephisto Until After Filming The Show

It’s now been revealed that WandaVision’s showrunner, Jac Shaeffer, didn’t know about Mephisto until they started doing press for the Marvel Studios Disney Plus series.

This was revealed by Schaeffer herself during a recent interview with Mashable.

Honestly, this sounds utterly ludicrous to me.

I am not certain how not even the name Mephisto wasn’t brought up while they were writing the show.

How was there not one person who said something along the lines of: “Oh well, you know that in the comics Wanda’s kids are actually sort of created by Mephisto…”?

How was that not a discussion they had during the pre-development phase of WandaVision?

It just doesn’t make sense to me.

However, what it does do is validate my theory that Marvel is never going to use the character in the MCU and the main reason could be China.

China doesn’t allow any content into the country which references either ghosts or the Devil.

It’s very silly, I know, but it’s one of those things.

WandaVision’s showrunner didn’t even know why Mephisto was before they were filming the show!


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Here’s what Jac had to say during her recent interview with Mashable:

There was never any conscious intention on my part to create any Mephisto red herrings, because I didn’t know who Mephisto was until I started doing press.

Shaeffer did recently try to explain that they felt they didn’t need another main villain like Magneto or Mephisto in WandaVision.

They thought that Agatha Harkness would be enough and Shaeffer also added that it was “a real coincidence” that the show talked about the devil many times.

He wasn’t ever part of our storytelling conversations. We were very clear that the big bad is grief. And then the external bad is Agatha. So as a viewer and as a lover of the show and the characters, I didn’t want anything more than that.

What do you make of this news?

Are you shocked to hear that WandaVision’s showrunner hadn’t even heard of Mephisto until after the show was finished?

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