One of the biggest surprises of Marvel Studios’ WandaVision wasn’t one of the show’s cameos or twists, but rather the lack of one. Many fans expected Doctor Strange to appear, and were left baffled–and a little disappointed–when he didn’t show up. In a post-finale twist, we now know that he was actually supposed to, thanks to a new interview of MCU boss Kevin Feige and WandaVision head writer Jac Schaeffer by Rolling Stone.
According to Rolling Stone, Feige explained that Marvel had made a deal with Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch to appear in WandaVision’s finale, but ended up writing him out late in the process. He explained why:
“Some people might say, ‘Oh, it would’ve been so cool to see Doctor Strange,” Feige told Rolling Stone. “But it would have taken away from Wanda, which is what we didn’t want to do. We didn’t want the end of the show to be commoditized to go to the next movie.”
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