Aubrey Plaza joins the highly mysterious Agatha: Circle of Chaos Disney+ series.
What an eventful month for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige took to the stages at both San Diego Comic-Con and D23 and blew the ceiling with announcements of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, a Thunderbolts film helmed by fan favorite Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) , and a new Daredevil series bringing back Charlie Cox in an 18-episode season.
Alongside these big events, we also received a lot of great news about the trades, including the casting of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Wonder Man in his Disney+ series. We also know that Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton will helm the highly anticipated next Avengers film, The Kang Dynasty, with a screenplay by Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania writer Jeff Loveness. A recent breaking story was the casting of Heartstopper breakout Joe Locke in the mysterious WandaVision spin-off series Agatha: Coven of Chaos.
Locke’s character is still a mystery, described by Deadline only as “a gay teenager with a dark sense of humor.” Many fans believe he’s playing either the teenage version of Julian Hilliard’s Billy Maximoff/Wiccan or Agatha’s (Kathryn Hahn) son, Nicholas Scratch.
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This casting comes pretty much out of nowhere as the only recent mention of the series was by Kevin Feige at SDCC, where he revealed the Disney+ show’s release window and that the studio decided to change the name of Agatha: House of Harkness to Agatha: Coven of to change chaos.
AUBREY PLAZA JOINS THE CHAOS
Aubrey Plaza in EMILY THE CRIMINAL CR: Roadside Attractions / Vertical Entertainment
Now, at The Illuminerdi, we can exclusively reveal that Aubrey Plaza will be joining the Disney+ series in an undisclosed role, described as part of a cast of supporting female characters.
Aubrey Plaza is best known for her role on the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation. Since then, she has starred in several comedies, including Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Dirty Grandpa. In recent years she has given acclaimed performances in dramas such as Black Bear and most recently Emily the Criminal. She is currently starring in the second season of the Emmy-winning show The White Lotus, for which she has already garnered Emmy buzz. Agatha: Coven of Chaos marks Aubrey Plaza’s second Marvel role, having already played Lenny Busker in Legion.
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Our sources also revealed that the Disney+ series is scheduled to briefly film for a week or two over the next month before production officially begins in Atlanta in January through early summer 2023.
Coven of Chaos follows Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness after the events of WandaVision. At the end of the Emmy-winning show, she was defeated by the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), who stripped her of her magical abilities and condemned her indefinitely to life as her Westview alter ego, Agnes the nosy neighbor.
It was previously confirmed by Vanity Fair that Emma Caulfield’s Dottie will be returning on the show. She is one of the innocent people trapped in Wanda’s sitcom spell. In it, Dottie plays the role of the leader of the neighborhood.
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The upcoming series will be written by WandaVision creator Jac Schaeffer. She is executive producer of the show under an overall deal with Disney and 20th Century Television. Schaeffer was recently rumored to be developing a second WandaVision spin-off centered on Paul Bettany’s vision.
Agatha: Circle of Chaos Will be released on Disney+ in Winter 2023/Spring 2024. What do you all think? Are you excited for the Aubrey Plaza casting? Who do you think Aubrey Plaza could play? Let’s discuss everything in the comments below and further our social media.
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