WandaVision fans may have been hoping for a Doctor Strange crossover as the Marvel series came to a close on Disney Plus.
Given that Elizabeth Olsen – who plays leading star Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch – is set to make an appearance in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel, you can see why fans thought that Doctor Strange might have stopped by in the series.
Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, however, was a no show in WandaVision’s finale episode and now the show’s executive producer and head writer Jac Schaeffer has revealed why.
Speaking in an interview with Deadline, Schaeffer explained that the planets for a MCU cross-over simply didn’t align this time round.
She said: ‘I heart Doctor Strange just like anybody.. it’s one of those things, that’s how the chips fell, that’s how the cookie crumbled is what I will say.
‘But, I look forward to seeing him on screen with Wanda in Doctor Strange 2.’
Asked if all the writers working on MCU series for Disney Plus and big feature films come together to plan how storylines can connect, Schaeffer said her experience on WandaVision was more ‘organic’.
She explained: ‘I haven’t been in a big room with a bunch of different writers on other projects. I’ve sat down with some other teams to just put the brains together and make sure everyone is looking at whatever the issue is in the same way and that everybody has the information that they need.
‘Usually it’s obviously Kevin [Feige – Marvel Studio’s president] who has the masterplan and communicates what needs to be communicated. I’ve enjoyed it because it sort of feels like a living organism – it’s not something that’s so prescriptive in that way.’
While fans were forced to go without a cameo from Doctor Strange, they were, however, gifted with a post-credits scene containing a hidden message in true Marvel fashion.
WandaVision premiered in January and its first season comprised of nine episodes that wrapped up on March 5.
It takes place three weeks after the events of the final Avengers movie Endgame and follows Wanda and Vision (played by Paul Bettany) as they try to adjust to living a suburban life and concealing their true superpower nature.
While the finale seemed to suggest that there was no room left for a second season of WandaVision, Feige gave fans some hope as he didn’t rule it out completely.
Speaking in February at a Television Critics Association event, Feige said: ‘I’ve been at Marvel too long to say a definite no to anything as far as a second season of WandaVision.’
He did add, however, that the series directly sets up the stage for Doctor Strange 2, which is currently set for release in March 2022.
WandaVision is available now on Disney Plus.
Credit: Original article published here.