Another Unnecessary Marvel Spinoff Is Reportedly in the Works
Yet another spinoff? Do we really need it?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been criticized in recent years for introducing minor characters. It’s great that the universe is expanding but let’s be honest, did we really need a series about Agatha from WandaVision or Echo from Hawkeye?
Yes, if you’ve been living under a rock, these two shows are indeed in the works. And now another Marvel spinoff is reportedly in development. Before you roll your eyes, let's get into the details.
The news comes from the insider DanielRPK who's been known to leak Marvel’s secrets in the past. This time, the scooper hints at a spinoff centered around Billy Maximoff, also known as Wiccan.
For those who might be scratching their heads, Billy Maximoff is one of the twin sons of Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch). He's got basically the same magical powers as his mom.
Billy Maximoff is a powerful sorcerer with abilities that mirror those of the Scarlet Witch. In the MCU, we got a glimpse of him in the WandaVision series, where he showcased his budding powers. Wiccan may also become a member of the Young Avengers. But do we really need a series about him?
Fans are divided on this potential spinoff. Some of them are excited about the idea of a Wiccan series, while others feel Marvel might be stretching it with the number of spinoffs.
There's a sentiment that not every character needs their own show, and some wish for a return to the cohesive storytelling of the earlier Marvel phases. A few even joked that it’s only a matter of time before other unnecessary spinoffs are announced (such as G'iah, Leapfrog, etc.)
However, according to the source, it is stated that the spinoff was in the works before the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.
Plus, Disney CEO Bob Iger recently shared the future plans: “We are focused on improving the quality of our films, and on better economics — not just reducing the number of titles we release, but also the cost per title.”
Even though Iger mentioned movies only, maybe Disney will also take into account the issue they have with Marvel TV shows — its unjustified increase in quantity.