By Stephen Ippolito | April 3rd, 2021
One of the very few things that I did not like about WandaVision was that it lacked a major MCU cameo, specifically Doctor Strange. Going into the Disney+ series, it was known that it would tie directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. So it was thought that the Sorcerer Supreme would make a quick guest spot.
Now in a new interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reveals that Strange was going to appear and that a deal with Benedict Cumberbatch had even been agreed to. Unfortunately he was written out.
“Some people might say, ‘Oh, it would’ve been so cool to see Doctor Strange. But It would have taken away from Wanda. We didn’t want the end of the show to be commoditized to go to the next movie – here’s the white guy, ‘Let me show you how power works.”
Feige also revealed that that the commercials that played throughout the series that involved Hydra, were originally going to be something Strange was sending to Wanda, in an attempt a to break the illusion she cast.
I have to say this is one of the exceedingly rare times that I disagreed with a Feige decision. While I understand that they felt like it could have “taken away” from Wanda’s story, I still would have done it anyway. One of the things that makes the MCU so great is how everything is connected. So to have Strange just make a tiny little cameo would not only not do any harm, fans would have loved it.
Either way, I still found WandaVision very enjoyable and can’t wait for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness next year.