Producer reveals Marvel prevented her from using certain characters in the series

Currently in its third episode, WandaVision continues to pay homage to classic US comedy series while slowly creating a special mystery about the “perfect world” inhabited by Scarlet Witch and Vision. We know the series will have special guest appearances by well-known figures from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the series creator is now revealing a bit of the process of creating these guest appearances behind the scenes.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, writer and creator of the series, Jac Schaeffer discussed how the whole concept behind the project works, especially when it comes to comic book hero cameos or other properties of the series. Marvel Cinematic Universe. . She explains that sometimes she was unable to work with certain characters because they were already used elsewhere.

“There are times when it ends up being very restrictive. You come up with a really cool idea that involves a character from the comics or the MCU and presents it to the studio, but you’re greeted with an “ oh no, we’re using this character in something else. ” It’s something that happens occasionally and is kind of frustrating, but there’s a lot to do and there’s always another character, story, or whatever you can do and get the same effect.

Schaeffer doesn’t explain exactly what these other characters would be and how she would like to use them, but it does provide a canvas for various discussions and speculations. After all, what other characters are so important that they couldn’t appear on WandaVision and had to be replaced with similar characters?

Despite this, Schaeffer (who is also a Black Widow screenwriter) admits that he had “enormous creative freedom within my own limits”. She said Marvel Studios himself suggested she use characters already established in the franchise, such as Jimmy Woo (played by Randall Park) and Darcy Lewis (played by Kat Dennings). Finally, she also spoke about the interdependence of this universe:

“It’s a bit like what I saw on the other properties. It’s like at Marvel they have ideas about where they can put different characters in different narratives. And it doesn’t always work, it doesn’t always work like that. I’d say most of the wonderful MCU actors, if they get a call, they’ll just show up because they’re excited about it.

We still don’t know what to expect from the next episodes, but many believe that WandaVision will bring several special appearances and even the presence of great characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the comics. One of the biggest rumors revolves around Doctor Strange’s participation, as the Scarlet Witch is set to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

WandaVision airs every Friday on Disney +. The series is, until the day of publication of this article (25), in its third episode. We know the first six will pay homage to classic North American TV sitcoms, while the last three should start with a more epic premise of unbridled action as we’re used to in MCU.

Below, save the Easter eggs and references from the first episode of WandaVision:

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