Kathryn Hahn will return in Agatha: Coven of Chaos in 2023 as per the San Diego Comic-Con announcements of Marvel Phase Five projects. Having first appeared as a side character playing the role of a nosy neighbor in WandaVision, she rose to become the chilling and manic villain by the series’ end thus pushing Wanda to put an end to her Westview utopia and engage in an epic battle of witchcraft to take Agatha Harkness down.
Marvel has now announced that the character will be returning in the newly titled project sometime during the 2023 line-up and although the plot details are yet to be revealed, it will most likely explore the formative years of the witch and her ascension to power.
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Agatha: Coven of Chaos Draws the Fandom’s Harsh Criticism
Agatha Harkness is a villain who sticks to the end, even if it ensures risks and disappointment. A character that is powerful is not simply killed off for the sake of closing a plotline (unless it’s Thanos). That is exactly what WandaVision sought to do when Wanda Maximoff ruled her harsh and final judgment on the witch to forever remain trapped in her mind’s illusion of a sitcom where she eternally remains entrapped as a character following the script of a nosy neighbor.
Kathryn Hahn’s character did help in the formation of the Scarlet Witch which eventually led to the entire plot of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. She also contributes to the essential role of the Darkhold in the MCU. And so, Agatha: Coven of Chaos decidedly either takes the story up a notch and breaks Harkness loose from the mind control, whereafter she wreaks chaos and havoc to ensue revenge or it goes back in time to explore the era of the infamous Salem witches within Marvel’s context which quite honestly does not amount to anything in terms of the MCU Phase Five progression.
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Fans Demand a Wong Spin-off Instead of Coven of Chaos
Granted, the antagonistic Purple Witch was a necessary impetus to the progression of Wanda’s story and helped to fulfill the Scarlet Witch’s eventual transformation. But that still begs the question — why does Phase Five require an entire project dedicated to the conceptualization of Agatha Harkness’s narrative? Whatever was driving the villain to masochistically participate in Wanda’s grief was well-explored and tied up in a neat loop, including her origin and her fate.
Fans are convinced that Agatha: Coven of Chaos is doomed to crash and burn in the face of its irrelevance.
“Inhumans is the worst marvel tv show, it can’t get worse”
Agatha Coven of Chaos:
— Wong Updates (@WongUpdates) July 24, 2022
just out of curiosity what can marvel possibly even do with an agatha show because I genuinely can't come up with anything to make it remotely interesting 🤔
— Scarab boys (@shariffhenders2) July 25, 2022
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we want want pic.twitter.com/jmXWo2FIlk
— Alberto Oliva (@CrispeyNuggets) July 25, 2022
Fr😭 like, you just know the only reason she’s getting a series is because ppl couldn’t get that fucking theme song out their heads
— Arachno-Friend (@Mr_Red18k) July 24, 2022
Can’t wait for a random show about a character I don’t care about that has nothing to do with the overall universe
— Arizona State U (@ArizonaStat3) July 25, 2022
Now that fans have witnessed Wong making an endearing appearance in She-Hulk, they are rather taken up with the idea of a Wong spin-off instead of an Agatha Harkness project. That also goes hand in hand with Benedict Wong’s claims of Phase 4 being Phase Wong and terming it the “Wong Cinematic Universe” due to his ubiquitous cameos.
Wong continuing his trend of showing up in random marvel stuff and drastically improving it with his very presence pic.twitter.com/uv83HDoTRc
— Chef Big Dog (@BorkEternal) July 24, 2022
I feel like Wong with his own movie or show would be dope asf 😂 I need to know more about man’s past
— Kenai Carson (Pussy Boy) (@DaisukeJacquez) July 25, 2022
… I love him but I want more for Wong than knocking skulls together for stupid people who mildly disrespect him from multiple directions https://t.co/8HqBGEVKRf
— 🗽Sydette Cosmic Dreaded Gorgon 🇬🇾 (@Blackamazon) July 24, 2022
With Agatha: Coven of Chaos ensured for a Phase Five launch and no sight of a Wong spin-off in the near future, fans are almost ready to launch a social media movement to bring the Sorcerer Supreme to the center of the narrative for once and construct a plot revolving around the formative era and ascension of the character. In the meantime, however, Wong is set to appear in the Disney+ series, She-Hulk: Attorney At Law where he will encounter Emil Blonsky’s The Abomination, thus following his mysterious Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings appearance where he is seen fighting the creature in Xu Xialing’s fighting pit.
Agatha: Coven of Chaos is set to release in winter 2023.