WANDAVISION Showrunner Explains The Show's Ending; Director Confirms There Was Once Plans For An Episode 10

WANDAVISION Showrunner Explains The Show's Ending; Director Confirms There Was Once Plans For An Episode 10

WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer has explained the show's conclusion (including that post-credits scene), while director Matt Shakman confirmed scrapped plans for a tenth episode. Read on for details!

WandaVision wrapped up with the Scarlet Witch forced to say goodbye to Vision yet again as she brought the Hex around Westview down and left to learn more about her new abilities. It was a sad conclusion, but one which felt right, and the white, spectral Vision is now out there...somewhere.

In an interview with The New York Times, writer and showrunner Jac Schaeffer was asked whether Wanda Maximoff's fate was one she deserved (a weird take on the ending), so she explained why this was, in fact, a fitting way for the romance between the Scarlet Witch and Westview's Vision to end. 

"I don’t know if she got what she deserved. She got to say goodbye on her own terms. That’s what’s important to me. Everything she’s been through has been forced upon her, and things have been wrenched from her. It’s all been in this frenzied, stakes-of-the-universe way. She has to make big decisions with no time for processing. This goodbye moment is her choice and she got to do it in her own way. That is what she needed to process everything she’s been through and reach acceptance."

The post-credits scene, which features the Scarlet Witch studying the Darkhold (before hearing Tommy and Billy's voices), also came up, and Schaeffer confirmed that Wanda was using Astral Projection. Seeing as Doctor Strange essentially passes out when he leaves his body, this just emphasises how much more powerful Wanda appears to be...which is exactly what Agatha Harkness said!

"I love the duality of it. I love the real Wanda, sitting on her porch, making a cup of tea, doing her ruminating and reflecting," Schaeffer says. "And the super-lady in the back room who is astral-projecting and functioning at a level that we have yet to understand. I love that."

In a separate interview with Kevin Smith, WandaVision director Matt Shakman confirmed that the series was once set to run for ten episodes instead of nine before the decision was made to cut it down.

"Well, yeah, things were constantly changing and getting rebroken. The story was changing, especially a lot of the real-world stuff and the finale. There was a lot of experimentation going on and sort of trying different things out. We also at one point had 10 episodes planned and we ended up collapsing a couple, you know, just to make the rhythm feel a little bit better."

There's a lot of excitement to see where Wanda's story goes next, and expectations are high for Marvel Studios to make the Scarlet Witch a pivotal part of however Phase 4 ultimately plays out. 

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