Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is off to a great start. It has kept us on the edge of our seats with our jaws dropped with both Disney+ and theatrical releases. Now that the OG Avengers have retired or left the MCU, other fan-favourite characters are stepping forward under the spotlight. Not just them, new characters from the comic books, such as Sylvie, Agatha Harkness, Valentina are also making their debut on the screen. Good, bad, or mysterious, they left a huge impact on the fandom with whatever screen time they got. Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness is one of the most talked-about names ever since Phase 4 commenced. An ancient witch, Agatha made her debut on WandaVision and won the audience instantly. Whether it’s because of Agatha’s powerful performance or her wicked yet witty persona, fans are wanting more of her.
Though Agatha was one of the prime foes of the Scarlet Witch, she was allowed to stay alive in the end. With Wanda trapping Agatha in WestView, the chances of her return are quite high. Harkness had a significant role in the Marvel comic books, and we are yet to explore that on the big screen. While her return seems plausible, no one knows where she’ll appear next. The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige has shown keen interest in continuing with Agatha’s role in the upcoming phase. When he was asked about Kathryn’s next project during an interview, Feige confirmed that it would be “someday soon”. He said
“Someday. Someday soon. You will see Kathryn Hahn in Knives Out 2 next, then maybe an assortment of other things. But within the MCU, it can’t come soon enough. Let’s put it that way.”
It’s a relief for fans to hear the top leader of the franchise sound so certain about their favourite villain. Now the only question that remains is “WHERE?”. Considering the recent events around the multiverse, Agatha might show up next in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”. Being an ancient witch with magical abilities and experience makes her a useful ally during this crisis. Having her on their side could give Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange an edge over their enemies in this obscure challenge. If not for the redemption from Scarlet Witch, Agatha could make her comeback on Blade or the second season of Loki.
Regardless of where or when it happens, we are looking forward to welcoming her back on the screen.