Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post contained some inaccuracies about a Reed Richards/WandaVision fan theory that have since been corrected. We apologize for the errors.
In a move that’s sure to go over well with WandaVision fans, director Matt Shakman has revealed that some theories may have been headed in the right direction, but the show was edited along the way, partially owing to the pandemic timeline and also (as Shakman noted) as a 10-episode plan was condensed down to nine episodes for a better flow. Just last week, Shakman tempered expectations ahead of the series finale after fans seemingly read too much into Monica’s “aerospace engineer” contact being an important cameo.
While talking to Kevin Smith’s Fatman Beyond podcast, Shakman discussed another popular WandaVision theory that Agatha’s bunny, Señor Scratchy, was hiding a dark secret. This scene was shot, but the VFX weren’t completed, so here’s what viewers didn’t see. Via Fatman Beyond:
“The kids had seen it down there when they were being held hostage by Agatha. They go down to get the book… And they reach over to pet him and he hisses, and this whole American Werewolf in London transformation happens, and the rabbit turns into this demon… it was super fun, everyone was great in it, but we ended up moving it aside because it was a huge detour in the middle of everything else we had going.”
WandaVision director talks about a deleted scene where the twins, Monica and Ralph try to steal the Darkhold but Señor Scratchy turns into a demon and chases them out. pic.twitter.com/ht9jTQGtQg
— SMALTKARNA (@SMALTKARNA) March 8, 2021
Shakman’s admission arrives after many rampant WandaVision theories, including Paul Bettany trolling people over the massive cameo, that never happened. Clearly, fans were doing what the creators intended by picking up on deliberate clues, so it’s only fair that they would notice when these payoffs didn’t happen. However, WandaVision seems to be a huge hit with Marvel fans, so unlike with the Pietro boner joke, fans should be alright with some of their theories not coming true.
(Via Fatman Beyond)