By David T. Valentin
Look out, Westview, looks like trouble is brewing with rumors of Agatha’s awakening after the events of WandaVision with a whole new crew of magic users wreaking havoc this time around.
One of the most anticipated Marvel projects since WandaVision is finally in production and fans are thrumming about the internet getting in their theories and speculations when they can. While not much is known about Agatha: Coven of Chaos, technically a sort of sequel to WandaVision, we know so far who’s involved.
Of course, the fan-favorite Kathryn Hahn, who played the devilishly snarky Agatha Harkness in WandaVision, will be the main lead in Agatha: Coven of Chaos, naturally. While we’re unsure of Agatha’s motivations in this new series, we can expect that she’s going to be a bit pissed off about being depowered after Wanda, The Scarlet Witch, absorbed her powers and then put her in a mind controlled hex that left her playing out the rest of her days as Agnes the nosey neighbor.
Fans have speculated that, due to the “death” of The Scarlet Witch after the end of Multiverse of Madness, Wanda’s control over Agatha will be lifted and that Agatha will be looking for The Scarlet Witch.
We also have Joe Locke—a rising star after his acting debut in Netflix’s Heartstopper—who is rumored to be playing an aged up version of Wanda Maximoff’s magical twin son, Billy Kaplan. For those who are unfamiliar with Billy Kaplan, in the comics Billy, known for his superhero name as Wiccan, is on par with his mother when it comes to his own reality warping powers. In the comics, he also has a boyfriend named Teddy Altman, or Hulkling. But apparently, Hulkling will not be making his debut in Agatha: Coven of Chaos, so that’s a story for another time.
While it hasn’t been confirmed that Joe Locke will be playing Billy Kaplan, we can guess not only based off the supposed leaks, but also from the set photos that were released recently. In the set photos, Joe Locke can be seen following around Kathryn Hahn, his hair styled with a curly, middle part similar to Billy Kaplan’s in Marvel comics.
Not only that, but after Joe Locke’s success as Charlie Spring in Heartstopper, fans of both the Webcomic series and the show called for Joe Locke to play Wiccan. There’s actually official artwork done by Alice Oseman, the creator, writer and artist of Heartstopper, showing Charlie and Nick dressing up for Halloween as Billy and Teddy.
Alongside Kathryn Hahn, we know Aubrey Plaza has joined the cast of Agatha: Coven of Chaos as well. While we don’t have any set photos with Aubrey or any official castings of any particular character, fans have speculated Aubrey Plaza will be playing dark sorceress Morgan La Fey, who has connections to Chthon, Mount Wundagore, and the Darkhold—all things fans of the MCU should be familiar with after the events of Multiverse of Madness.
Finally, Broadway acting legend Patti Lupone also joined the cast of Agatha: Coven of Chaos, though it is unknown what real she might play—if any of particular importance.