Series director explains Wanda and Agatha’s spell colors

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Wandavision, which is currently in its home stretch, is very well received by fans, especially for expanding Marvel’s magical universe to screens. But the more observant have noticed that MCU magic users, like Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, and Agatha Harkness, have different colored spells. Now Matt Shakman, the director of the series, has explained why.

In an interview with the ComicBook site, Matt Shakman touched on the color differentiation of the spells of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn):

“Certainly, Wanda’s power, as it can be said, was heightened after her experience with an Infinity Jewel, as we saw in the last episode. In terms of color differentiation, I think it’s important when trying to describe what’s going on, especially with Agatha in Salem. You want to be able to see his purple magic devour that blue magic, right? Because that’s what she does, she absorbs the power, she takes the magic of other witches. That’s why the end of this scene is so reminiscent of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, because it literally sucked all the magic out of their lives.

Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) absorbs the magic: the colors have been carefully thought out to compose the scene

Interestingly, the colors of MCU users’ magic resemble the color palette of the Infinity Jewels themselves: Wanda has red magic; Evanora, Agatha Harkness’s mother, had blue magic; Doctor Strange has orange magic, and Wanda’s power turns yellow when she recreates Vision. Shakman did not confirm or deny the information, but hinted that it could be a mere coincidence:

“For us, in terms of color coding for this scene, that was one of the main reasons why this is so. And sure, Wanda’s magic has been established, but we evolve and change as we go.

Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) uses her red magic: the change to yellow was made to show the change in the character’s heart

WandaVision airs exclusively on Disney +, as new episodes each week.

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