There is still a lot of mystery around the upcoming WandaVision spin-off and besides a handful of characters, there is not a lot known about what the series is going to be about other than most likely a group of witches, the Darkhold, and a teenager version of Billy Maximoff.
Speaking of the newest rumor surrounding the show tries to explain how Billy returned after Wanda Maximoff stopped the hex, making Vision and their two sons disappear at the end of WandaVision.
It is an open secret that Heartstopper star Joe Locke will take over the role of Billy Kaplan also known as Wiccan, who was previously played by Julian Hilliard in WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But what Agatha: Darkhold Diaries must explain is how he comes back.
WICCAN’S RETURN TO THE LIVING IN AGATHA: DARKHOLD DIARIES?
According to CanWeGetSomeToast on X:
“But in #AgathaDarkholdDiaries, Billy’s soul unknowingly (on Wiccan survival instincts) enters a body as the body’s soul exists. He’s amnesiac afterward and doesn’t know who or what he is. After hearing about the “Westview Incident”, Billy seeks out Agatha for some help…”
The post comes after fans started to worry about the comparison between Billy’s resurrection and Steve Trevor’s (Chris Pine) resurrection in Wonder Woman 1984, where Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) wishes for Trevor to come back, and he possesses the body of a living human without his consent.
Referring to mumblings that Joe Locke’s Billy/Wiccan (an openly gay character in the comics) is only gay because he possesses the dead body of a gay teenager, CanWeGetSomeToast clarified:
“It’s not explicitly stated that WILLIAM is LGBTQ+. It’s clear that BILLY is the one who’s in love with his boyfriend, Eddie. It’s not so much a reincarnation, but more like a naked hermit crab finding an empty shell to live in. Honestly, it’s not like WW84 in the slightest.”
Just like in the comics the reincarnation of Billy Kaplan doesn’t seem to be too easy to explain and it remains to be seen how exactly Marvel Studios will explain it in the show itself. Just from the description above it doesn’t seem too easy to do. We have to wait and see how exactly it will look in the show itself.
MARVEL STUDIOS RECENTLY RESCHEDULED ITS SLATE
While fans are eagerly anticipating the second Season of Loki, which starts streaming in less than a month, Marvel Studios has recently reshuffled its schedule. While Loki and The Marvels are still set to release this year, Marvel has delayed the Hawkeye spin-off Echo from November to January but therefore has set a release window for their animated series What If…?. The second Season is about to drop around Christmas this year. Another animated project, X-Men 97 a continuation from the beloved 90’s animated series, has been delayed to early 2024. The studio also had to take the highly anticipated series Daredevil: Born Again from their schedule, as well as the still-not-officially by Marvel Studios announced Wonder Man series.
Agatha: Darkhold Diaries was also once set for a late 2023 or early 2024 release but just recently faced a delay due to the still ongoing writers and actors strike because the studios don’t want to pay them fairly. Yes, you read that right, the series has been delayed to late 2024 but has also gotten another new title. Originally announced as Agatha: House of Harkness, the series was retitled Agatha: Coven of Chaos and is now called Agatha: Darkhold Diaries.
The show was developed by Jac Schaeffer a Marvel Studios veteran who also worked as a head writer and executive producer on WandaVision and was one of the writers of Captain Marvel and Black Widow. She is also working on another WandaVision spin-off titled VisionQuest, focusing on the titular character.
Besides Kathryn Hahn and Joe Locke, the series also stars Aubrey Plaza, Ali Ahn, Maria Dizzia, Sasheer Zamata, Debra Jo Rupp, Emma Caulfield, David Payton, David Lengel, Asif Ali, Amos Glick, Brian Brightman, Kate Forbes, David Payton, David Lengel, Asif Ali, Amos Glick, Brian Brightman, and Kate Forbes.
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