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Marvel Characters We Want To See In Agatha: Coven Of Chaos

As inevitable as a beat-down from a Mad Titan, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is set to continue unfolding as we roll into 2023. Now, though, the slightly mixed bag that was Phase 4 has come to an end and Phase 5 is about to begin.

There's a lot to look forward to in the fifth phase of Kevin Feige's powerhouse saga: trilogy-cappers from the "Ant-Man" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" franchises, a sophomore outing for Carol Danvers, the rise of Sam Wilson's Captain America, and the long-awaited debut of Blade. Things are just as exciting over on Disney+, too, with "Secret Invasion" and Season 2 of "Loki" leading the charge in the first half of the year. 

One upcoming series that has flown somewhat under the radar so far, however, is "Agatha: Coven of Chaos." Originally titled "Agatha: House of Harkness" (via E! Online), the series revolves around Kathryn Hahn's fan-favorite "WandaVision" character, Agatha Harkness. Hahn herself is set to return, of course, and she'll be joined by "Heartstopper" star Joe Locke, Aubrey Plaza, and Emma Caulfield, who will reprise her role as Dottie from "WandaVision." 

Sadly, "Coven of Chaos" is some ways off yet. According The Midgard Times, filming on the nine-part series isn't set to wrap until the end of May, which suggests a winter 2023 premiere at the very earliest. That doesn't mean fans can't have fun speculating until then, however. And, of course, an MCU project wouldn't be anything without a few cameos. Here are the Marvel characters we want to see in "Agatha: Coven of Chaos."

Scarlet Witch

"WandaVision" fans all know that the story of Agatha Harkness is inexorably intertwined with that of Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. This is true beyond the confines of the MCU, too: Agatha has affected many lives in the comics, but she is particularly well-known for playing the sometimes-mentor, sometimes-enemy role to Wanda. In the comics, she displays the kind of moral ambiguity that isn't as present in her more overtly villainous role in "WandaVision."

It stands to reason, then, that Wanda will play at least some kind of role in "Coven of Chaos." The last time we saw her, in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," she had just completed the murder rampage of all murder rampages and brought the walls of the Darkhold Castle down on herself in a fit of repentant self-realization. During this scene, however, a final flash of red in the midst of the destruction betrays the likely truth: Wanda's story isn't over yet.

Wherever Wanda is heading next, it's probably a fair bet that her worst days are ahead of her — and Agatha Harkness is bound to witness them. "You have no idea what you've unleashed," Agatha tells her in the "WandaVision" series finale. "You're gonna need me." 

Of course, that could simply mean that Agatha will appear in Wanda's next major project, whatever that might be, but it certainly doesn't preclude the opposite scenario. After all, you can't have a coven of chaos without any chaos ... and nobody knows chaos like the Scarlet Witch.

Doctor Strange

Agatha's escape from her imprisonment in Westview is sure to precipitate a wave of magical destruction across the mystical planes of the MCU. While we don't yet know exactly what that might mean or which villains could be involved, it is possible that it will attract the attention of some of Earth's mightiest heroes.

At the moment, Doctor Strange currently has his hands full investigating incursions with Clea, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that he might be forced to get involved with whatever trouble Agatha is stirring up. A Strange cameo, or even a recurring role, would also handily tie "Coven of Chaos" into the wider Phase 5 story, and it could mean Agatha's mischief has a very real effect on the fabric of the greater MCU. Equally, Agatha's history with the Darkhold will no doubt have placed her on Strange's radar, considering the book's importance to the events of "Multiverse of Madness."

Interestingly, Agatha has nearly met the Master of the Mystic Arts before. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kevin Feige confirmed that Strange was originally supposed to appear in the final episode of "WandaVision." And while that doesn't necessarily mean that he would have battled Wanda's new enemy himself, it does nicely illustrate the fact that Strange and Agatha inhabit the same corner of the MCU. Perhaps "Coven of Chaos" will finally see them meet?


Back in 2022, Benedict Wong told Empire Magazine (via CBR) that we have now entered "Phase Wong," referencing his character's seemingly boundless spree of cameos and appearances across Phase 4 of the MCU. Wong has shared the screen with all kinds of Marvel heroes in the last few years, from Doctor Strange and Shang-Chi to Spider-Man and She-Hulk. 

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor even expressed his interest in starring in his own solo series — and with Kevin Feige casually throwing around the term "Wong Cinematic Universe," who knows what might happen?

There are any number of projects in which Wong might show up next, but "Coven of Chaos" would probably make the most sense. Like Doctor Strange, Wong appears to be doing a good job of defending Earth from various cosmic and mystical threats — when he's not binge-watching TV with his new BFF, that is — and he could make for a good alternative to Strange should the latter be too preoccupied (or expensive) to be included in "Coven of Chaos." 

Moreover, "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" made it quite clear that Wong has a deep knowledge of chaos magic, demons, and the Darkhold itself. If Agatha is set to explore this side of the universe in her solo series, then there's nobody better-suited to be at her side — or standing against her — than the Sorcerer Supreme himself.


In "Multiverse of Madness," Wanda Maximoff and Wong ascend Mount Wundagore and reach the halls of Castle Darkhold. When they arrive, Wong tells Wanda about the castle's past. "Eons ago," he says, "the first demon, Chthon, carved his dark magic into this tomb. These same spells were later transcribed into the Darkhold."

This is no random name drop. In the comic, Chthon is an immensely powerful demon, who was once counted among the Elder Gods of Earth. For most of history, his influence over Earth is limited to that of the Darkhold itself, until he finally sees his chance to awaken from his long slumber — in a young girl named Wanda Maximoff. This horrific demon has caused all sorts of trouble for Earth and its heroes in the annals of Marvel Comics, but his most infamous storyline, beginning in "Avengers" Vol. 1 #185, sees him possess the Scarlet Witch and use her powers to attempt his long-awaited comeback.

Wong's reference in "Multiverse of Madness" seems to suggest that Chthon could have some kind of role to play in the future of the MCU. Considering his fate is so closely intertwined with Wanda's — it was apparently Chthon who prophesied the creation of the Scarlet Witch — it is also entirely possible that Chthon is the dark force whom Agatha claims was "unleashed" at the end of "WandaVision." Remember those words: "You're gonna need me." If Chthon is due to wake up and wreak havoc on Earth, then Agatha is bound to be right there when it happens. So, where better to delve deeper into his past than "Coven of Chaos"?


Chthon isn't the only cosmic threat in the MCU, of course, and we already know one villain who is long overdue for his return: Dormammu, ruler of the Dark Dimension. Last seen being annoyed into submission by Doctor Strange in "Doctor Strange," Dormammu is still out there, likely stewing over his defeat and planning vengeance against his captor-in-time. 

With the appearance of Dormammu's niece, Clea, at the end of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," as well as Strange's arguably reckless leap into the Dark Dimension itself, a rematch between Strange and Dormammu must surely be on the cards.

But when could this actually happen? A third "Strange" movie has yet to be announced, and the upcoming slate of projects doesn't present many opportunities for this plotline to continue before Phase 6 — with one exception. Helpfully, a connection between Agatha and Dormammu might even already exist. You probably noticed that the dark magic wielded by Agatha in "WandaVision" is purple in color, which provides a notable contrast to the red hues of Wanda's

 chaos magic. This could easily have been a simple design choice by the show's directors, but there's nevertheless a clear affinity between the aesthetic of Agatha's magic and Dormammu's (and, for that matter, Clea's). Heck, even the show's logo is purple. This similarity is never explained in "WandaVision," but, in time, "Coven of Chaos" might reveal that Agatha's powers are drawn from a very familiar source.


If Dormammu is involved in "Coven of Chaos" in some form or another, then there's a good chance that Clea could be, too. In the comics, Clea is Dormammu's niece, Doctor Strange's lover, and, more recently, Earth's Sorcerer Supreme. In the past, she mostly eschewed her dreadful uncle and her equally evil mother, Umar, in preference to a long-standing allegiance with Stephen Strange, and it looks like the MCU version of the character will have a similar relationship with the Master of the Mystic Arts. 

As of the end of "Multiverse of Madness," Clea is currently busy battling an incursion in the Dark Dimension, but the likelihood of both Strange and Dormammu turning up in "Coven of Chaos" might mean Clea could also feature in the show's story. She'd be a welcome addition to the cast, too: Charlize Theron's casting as Clea for "Multiverse of Madness" was one of the movie's most welcome surprises, and it would be a shame to have to wait until a third "Strange" movie to see her again.

Then again, bringing Doctor Strange, Dormammu, and Clea into "Coven of Chaos" arguably risks making this show more of an unofficial "Doctor Strange" sequel than the Agatha-centered series it deserves to be, so maybe this one is a step too far. Still, though, the MCU's storytelling has been growing more and more ambitious with the release of every new project — so, you never know what might happen.

Morgan le Fay

Of all the MCU debuts that might occur in "Coven of Chaos," one that must surely be a dead cert is that of Morgan le Fay. In the comics, Morgan is an ancient sorceress whose origins lie in the lost kingdom of Atlantis. After her homeland sank beneath the waves, Morgan fled to Britain, where she became a powerful enemy of King Arthur (Marvel's Morgan le Fay is, of course, inspired by the Arthurian figure of the same name). 

She later came into possession of the Chthon Scrolls, which she collated into the Darkhold. At the same time, she summoned the ancient demon, attempted to control him, and then bound him to Mount Wundagore after realizing her terrible mistake. Centuries later, Morgan continues to thrive, and she has battled such heroes as The Avengers, Namor, Spider-Woman, and the X-Men.

Morgan's history is also that of the Darkhold, Chthon, and dark magic itself, and she would be a natural fit into the cast of "Coven of Chaos." Some fansites, such as Murphy's Multiverse, have quite convincingly pointed out that she would be the "top choice" for Aubrey Plaza to play, too. The only argument against her inclusion in the show would be that her close relationship with Chthon means she'd be better suited to play the villain in a potential Scarlet Witch project. Even then, though, it's not like MCU villains haven't jumped between shows and movies before. Why not introduce Morgan in "Coven of Chaos" before setting her loose on Wanda sometime in the future?

Baron Mordo

At the end of the first "Doctor Strange" movie, Karl Mordo tracks down the ex-sorcerer Jonathan Pangborn and removes his powers. He justifies his attack on Pangborn by revealing what he believes to be wrong with the world: "Too many sorcerers." Although the Mordo who appears in "Multiverse of Madness" is a variant with an entirely different story, that movie also hints that Earth-616's Mordo has attempted to kill Doctor Strange at least once.

So, Baron Mordo is still out there, hunting down magic users and stealing their powers — and, in some cases, outright killing them. It's easy to imagine, then, that he won't be much pleased by the reemergence of one of Earth's most dangerous witches. While Mordo did specify "sorcerers" as the target of his ire in "Doctor Strange," there's no reason why he would stop at other practitioners of all things mystical and magical, especially if he believes that their elimination is in the world's best interest. 

To that end, Mordo would make a tantalizing addition to "Coven of Chaos," perhaps acting as a morally ambiguous secondary antagonist whose crusade against Agatha sheds some light on the perilous nature of Agatha's powers. And, if nothing else, it's never going to hurt a show to feature Chiwetel Ejiofor's name on the cast list.


The villain known as Nightmare was rumored to be involved in "WandaVision" almost from the very beginning (via Sciencefiction.com). This classic enemy of Doctor Strange rules over a realm in the Dream Dimension and plagues the dreams of mortals throughout the universe, so he seemed like the perfect match for the surreal horrors of Wanda and Vision's life in Westview. Alas, it simply wasn't to be. Nightmare also missed out on a starring role in Scott Derrickson's original version of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," even though he made it close enough to the screen to be conceptualized by Marvel's artists. All of this leaves us wondering: When will we finally step into Nightmare's world?

Well, they say the third time's a charm, and it could be that "Coven of Chaos" provides the opportunity to bring Nightmare into the MCU. Unfortunately, he doesn't share as much of a close connection to Agatha and her fellow witches as, say, Chthon, and a lot of this speculation is riding more on wishful thinking than anything else. 

That doesn't mean that Nightmare wouldn't make for a compelling villain for Agatha, however, and he'd be particularly well-suited to the role if "Coven of Chaos" opts to head down the horror-adjacent path previously set out by projects such as "Werewolf By Night" and "Moon Knight." Come on, Kevin — give fear a chance.


The rumors swirling around Nightmare's "WandaVision" no-show paled in comparison to those surrounding Mephisto, the Marvel Universe's most dastardly demon. For a long time, fans were understandably convinced that Mephisto had something to do with Wanda's life in Westview, so much so that his name quickly became a running gag online (via Den of Geek). When the credits rolled on the show's finale, however, Mephisto was nowhere to be found.

Now, though, it looks like this Faustian menace is set to make his hotly-anticipated MCU debut. In October 2022, Deadline reported that Sacha Baron Cohen had been cast in the upcoming "Ironheart" series on Disney+, and that he will most likely be playing Mephisto. A few months later, the leaker MyTimeToShineHello reported on their Twitter page that Cohen had also filmed some scenes for Agatha's series too. 

In that sense, Mephisto isn't so much a character we want to see in "Coven of Chaos" as he is a character we're almost definitely going to see, whether we like it or not. You won't find many people complaining, though — Mephisto is arguably an all-time great Marvel villain, who has bested many different heroes over the years, and we can only imagine what trouble he might cook up in a showdown with Agatha Harkness. And who knows? Maybe it'll turn out he was pulling the strings in Westview all along.

Jennifer Kale

Can you really have a coven with only one witch? No matter which villain Agatha faces in "Coven of Chaos," she likely won't be fighting alone — and Jennifer Kale would make for a stalwart ally as the show's story draws on.

In the comics, Jennifer is a powerful magic-user who, over the years, has joined such teams as the Midnight Sons and the aptly-named Witches. She is probably best known for her friendship with Man-Thing (who recently got his own MCU debut in "Werewolf By Night"), but she's much more than that. Jennifer has been wielding magic since birth, and is so proficient in the ways of the mystic arts that, in The New Avengers Vol. 1 #51, Doctor Strange briefly considers her as a candidate to become the new Sorcerer Supreme.

It's easy to see how Jennifer would fit into "Coven of Chaos," and while she probably won't have quite the same backstory, it's worth noting that her comic book counterpart's ancestors were killed during the Salem Witch Trials — a series of events in which the MCU version of Agatha was at least partially involved. If Agatha is looking for an apprentice to help her wreak havoc in "Coven of Chaos," she could do much worse than Jennifer Kale.


Otherwise known as the Mother of All Demons, Lilith's story is closely intertwined with the history of Atlantis, much like Morgan Le Fay's (and even that of the Kale dynasty). She's much older than that, however. "Heroic Age: Villains" #1 explains that the Vatican believes Lilith to be the wife of Samael, the angel who later became Satan after rebelling against God. After Satan was cast into Hell, Lilith struck out by herself and set out on her own destructive path. Her ancient reign of terror was only held at bay by the mages of Atlantis, who imprisoned her for thousands of years inside the corpse of the beast known as Tiamat.

Naturally, Lilith ended up escaping, and in the modern day she has encountered heroes such as Johnny Blaze, Doctor Strange, the Witches, and the Midnight Sons. She has also joined forces with a number of villains, including Nightmare, Satannish, and Dracula. Despite not enjoying quite as much name recognition as some of her associates, Lilith is a heavy-hitter as far as the Marvel Universe's demons go, and an appearance in "Coven of Chaos" would be most welcome, if not a role as the show's full-blown primary antagonist. A threat like Lilith would certainly be enough to get anyone back on the side of the angels — even a witch as wicked as Agatha.