Note: Full spoilers follow for the series finale of WandaVision.
Last week’s action-packed WandaVision series finale saw the end of Wanda’s takeover of the suburban town of Westview and gave fans a hint on the The Future of Scarlet Witch and Vision in the MCU. Series director Matt Shakman appeared on Kevin Smith’s podcast on Sunday Fatman beyond to participate in a long conversation about the show. During their interview, Shakman revealed details of how WandaVision’s story changed shape throughout post-production, explaining a planned streak for Monica Rambeau and her SWORD associates in the finale.
“We had a whole streak where Darcy, Monica [and] Ralph meets the kids, and they’re in Agatha’s house, and they think maybe they should steal the Darkhold from the basement because the kids saw him there when they were being held hostage. . And they come down and get the book, and as they look for the book, the bunny jumps in front of the book. And they’re like, ‘Oh, this is Señor Scratchy, he’s the best! And they reach out to scratch him and he hisses and this whole American werewolf transformation in London is happening where the bunny transforms into this great demon. “
Shakman went on to explain how the footage ended up being cut due to its unfinished visual effects as well as its somewhat awkward placement against the backdrop of the show’s busy finale.
Shakman’s comments explain Rambeau’s oddly small role in the episode where his new superpowers barely kick in. Like other TV shows, WandaVision has undergone constant rewrites and changes throughout. production, including an initially planned 10-episode structure reworked in the final 9-episode series. In the Marvel comics, Agatha’s son is a warlock named Nicholas Scratch. In one scenario, Scratch became the mayor of a small town whose inhabitants were possessed by demons. Throughout WandaVision’s run, fan theories abounded regarding the meaning of Agatha’s pet rabbit. While the creature was never explicitly revealed to be Nicholas Scratch, it turns out those predictions weren’t necessarily wrong.
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To learn more about WandaVision, read our lingering questions on what the season finale might mean for the MCU and How the series could set up Wanda’s role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will continue to explore the fallout from Avengers: Endgame when the series premieres on Disney + on March 19.
J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.