Marvel Studios has expanded the MCU at a rate of knots since the launch of Disney+, and WandaVision breakout star Kathryn Hahn is among the supporting characters getting their own show. The villainous witch will return in Agatha: Coven of Chaos, though even as the impressive cast comes together, we still don't really know what to expect from this one.
When we last saw Agatha, she had been defeated by the Scarlet Witch and left trapped inside her own mind in Westview.
Many fans believe we'll see Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff free Agatha from her prison, seeking out her help for what could be a loose adaptation of Avengers: The Children's Crusade. That would be fun, though it might be best to temper expectations just in case this is a simple origin story or spin-off adventure for the villain!
Regardless, The Illuminerdi has shared some new details on the show, revealing that Jac Schaeffer (Black Widow) will step behind the camera to direct at least one episode. Gandja Monteiro (Wednesday) will do the same, though we're assuming this means that there are still multiple filmmakers yet to sign up for Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
Why? Well, it's reportedly going to consist of nine episodes, making it the longest MCU series alongside WandaVision and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. This likely means we can expect shorter runtimes for each instalment, though there's still a lot that can be done across nine weeks.
With it looking like we'll see an older Billy Maximoff/Wiccan in the show, there's a good chance Agatha: Coven of Chaos will be a very important chapter in the wider MCU mythos. Throw in the fact that Sacha Baron Cohen is set to play Mephisto in Ironheart, and we'd be shocked if he doesn't somehow come into play here as well.
It seems that, as well as embracing monsters, the MCU's future is about to get a whole lot more magical too.
Agatha: Coven of Choas will premiere on Disney+ Winter 2023/2024.