There are several possibilities for how Doctor Strange may have set up Agatha Harkness in the Multiverse of Madness for her upcoming MCU spin-off. At first glance, Agnes (Elizabeth Olsen) appears to be nothing more than a nosy neighbor to Wanda and Vision (Paul Bettany). She was eventually revealed to be the main villain of the story. She befriended Scarlet Witch to find out how she was able to create a pocket reality where she and her android lover could live the ideal suburban life.
Agatha kidnapped Wanda’s children, Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne), and demanded that she give up her powers in exchange for their safety after discovering the hex’s origins. It was Scarlet Witch’s quick-thinking decision to cast runes against the old witch that saved her and her family. Wanda, on the other hand, came up with a novel punishment for Agatha.
Forcing her to live in Westview, she cast an evil spell that unleashed the villain’s fun-loving but nosy neighbor persona. Her storied past and ability to use magic are unknown to this version of the character. One of the hallmarks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the inclusion of one-off antagonists.
It was clear, however, that she had a future in the franchise when she was spared in WandaVision. Except for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, no one knew where Wanda was going to show up next, so this is a big deal. Agatha is rumored to be the subject of a new Marvel Studios film. Sources have described it as a “dark comedy,” but details of the plot are scarce at this time. Jac Schaeffer will serve as the project’s writer and producer.
Marvel Studios should take advantage of the public’s interest in Agatha and Hahn’s excellent performance to tell more stories about the evil witch. In light of how long the character has been in the public eye, there is still a great deal to learn about her. Who knows where this Agatha Harkness spinoff will fall about the rest of the MCU’s grand narrative? There is a possibility that Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange 2 will partially function as Harkness’ story launching pad, given where WandaVision left her off.
The final battle between Wanda and Agatha in WandaVision was full of foreshadowing. As ominous as it was, the older witch claimed that her contemporary would one day need her. For her and Vision, Agatha’s initial goal was to gain Wanda’s powers in exchange for a better and more secure Westview. With her powers, sorcery, and desire to live an ordinary life, she thought the Avenger was not worthy of what she could accomplish, especially since she wished to spend time with her family.
Agatha, on the other hand, changed her strategy when it became clear that she was doomed. The Scarlet Witch contacted Wanda instead, offering to be Wanda’s mentor and warning her of the dangers she would unleash by becoming an official member of the team. It was hard to resist. In the end, Agatha would be able to assist Wanda in maximizing her powers, as she is more knowledgeable. Wanda was unwavering in her decision to use her Agnes persona to capture the villain. Wanda, on the other hand, is the most likely person to free Agatha from her psychological confinement.
Wanda went into self-imposed exile at the end of WandaVision in an unknown remote location. Even though she seemed content to be alone, her astral form was examining the Darkhold as she studied. Billy and Tommy’s cries for help were heard just before the end of the show. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, this cliffhanger is more likely to be resolved. It’s safe to assume that Wanda would go to great lengths to save her children if they were in danger. Considering that the evil witch repeatedly stated that Wanda has the power, but lacks knowledge, Agatha’s promise of knowledge could be an important factor.
Agatha and Wanda might be able to work together to save Wanda’s twins if she’s willing to compromise. So she’ll have to free the evil witch from her trance. This will allow her to regain her powers so she can help Scarlet Witch reconnect with her Chaos Magic to find the children. For her assistance, Agatha may ask Agnes to be permanently freed from her identity as Agnes. After all, Wanda may have foreseen her future need for Agatha’s assistance. To avoid the risk of killing her, she decided to neutralize her instead.
How does Wanda go from rescuing Agatha Harkness in Doctor Strange 2 to starring in her spin-off show? There are a few ways to approach this. It’s possible to simply follow her future endeavors and her past through non-linear storytelling once she’s freed from Wanda’s spell. However, this is the simplest option for Marvel Studios. Nonetheless, it’s important to give the villain her own origin story.
This is because she is expected to appear in future Marvel films and Disney+ shows. MCU could explain lingering questions about her from WandaVision using an offshoot of her. Her true relationship with Ralph Bohner (Evan Peters), whose identity has never been revealed, is also part of the storyline. Additionally, it may be a way to defuse persistent rumors that Mephisto is somehow involved with her
For the future of Agatha Harkness, she could appear in a Dark Avengers or Thunderbolts film, depending on how her Doctor Strange-inspired series is received. The morally ambiguous team that Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfuss) has assembled may be recruiting her. Meanwhile, Marvel Studios is considering adapting her comic book role as Franklin Richards’ nanny in a future film. Finally, given her previous interactions with Billy and Tommy, a Young Avengers appearance is also possible.