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WandaVision Finale Deleted Scene Features A Much Bigger Role For This Character

WandaVision's final episode might have aired, but dedicated fans are still uncovering enough behind-the-scenes production secrets to fill a grimoire. For example, showrunner Jac Schaeffer revealed they didn't have a "plan b" if they couldn't cast Evan Peters as not-Pietro Maximoff. That was a dream that easily could have been derailed due to something as simple as scheduling, but luck favored the show's creators there — not so much with another planned twist.

The meat of WandaVision's finale consisted of a duel between Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn). The Scarlet Witch vs. the ... really powerful witch who doesn't have a cool nickname. And, what is a witch without her familiar? In the show, Agatha cared for a rabbit named Señor Scratchy — possibly named after her comic book counterpart's son, Nicholas Scratch. But, was Señor Scratchy supposed to be her familiar? Originally, this question would have been answered in the final episode in the most epic way possible, but you know what they say about the best laid plans.

Stealing the Darkhold makes Señor Scratchy hopping mad

At this point, it's Marvel Cinematic Universe tradition for movies and shows to use characters, locations, and items like timeshares. For example, the Darkhold, a book made out of dark matter that originated from Hell, first appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The fictional tome made its way to Marvel's Runaways and most recently cameoed in WandaVision. But, it was supposed to be guarded by a powerful monster in WandaVision: Señor Scratchy, Agatha's seemingly innocuous little bun-bun.

During a recent episode of the Fatman Beyond podcast, Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin interviewed WandaVision's director Matt Shakman, and he revealed that he intended Darcy, Monica, and Ralph to team up with Billy and Tommy to retrieve the Darkhold from Agatha Harkness' basement. But before they actually grabbed it, Señor Scratchy was supposed to hop out and transform into a demon-like creature, answering matter-of-factly whether or not he was indeed Agatha's familiar. Shakman compared the ensuing escape sequence to something out of The Goonies. But, even though he liked it, he scrapped the entire segment because he felt it distracted from the main event. "We shot it but didn't finish all the VFX and stuff for it, and it was a great sequence. It was super fun, everyone was great in it, but we ended up moving it aside because it was a huge sort of detour in the middle of everything else that we had going," Shakman said.

With any luck, Señor Scratchy will finally get the screen time he deserves in the future. But for now, the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog is pop culture's deadliest bunny.