Release the Shakman Cut!
WandaVision director Matt Shakman recently opened up about how the finale of the Marvel Studios series changed amid the pandemic.
Although Marvel fans are still excited about the future of Scarlet Witch after the WandaVision finale and those post-credits scenes, it seems the last episode was missing a few sub-plots and character moments which would’ve made the story even more interesting. When director Matt Shakman appeared on Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin’s Fatman Beyond podcast, he revealed that the ongoing pandemic meant the crew couldn’t finish the show as originally planned. For starters, the series would’ve debuted the first three episodes at the same time (which might’ve helped some audiences get onboard easier) but the team would’ve had to delay the finale if they stuck to this plan. The crew only finished the last episode two weeks before the official release, which is why some of the CGI didn’t quite look right because it was edited after the shutdown.
Matt Shakman explained to Smith and Bernardin that originally, a sub-plot was filmed involving the twins, Monica, Darcy and Ralph Bohner as they attempted to steal the Darkhold from Agatha Harkness’ basement. It sounds like it would’ve teased more monstrous things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the director confirmed that Agatha’s rabbit, Scratchy, would’ve been revealed as a demon. Shakman also confirmed that the earlier tease about the aerospace engineer was purposefully included – but a scene paying off the reference was seemingly taken out when audiences began speculating about Reed Richards arriving on the show. Take a look at the interview with Matt Shakman about the WandaVision finale below.
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You can read the official synopsis for WandaVision below.
Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Matt Shakman directed the series with Jac Schaeffer as the lead scribe; WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, and Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has said that the series leads into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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