Dear Agatha, are you ok?

The tweet was there, and then it was not. Did Marvel just change the name of this show again?! Is the production of the show going ok, or is this just clever marketing?
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Once upon a time in the whimsical world of Marvel, there was a show so elusive it couldn’t quite settle on a name.

Like a comic book character dodging spoilers, this upcoming series about everyone's favorite witchy antagonist, Agatha Harkness, has zapped through not one, not two, but four different titles. There are a few different reasons why this is happening, but I have to admit that at this point, whether intentional or not, this has become pretty clever marketing on Marvel's behalf.

Though details are scarce (I mean, the title isn't even set in stone, for cryin' out loud), this upcoming Marvel series spins out of the spellbinding shadows of WandaVision, starring the magnificently mischievous Agatha Harkness. From what we know about Agatha and, basing it off WandaVision's unique storytelling style, we can easily expect to be sucked into a magical mix of dark mysteries, cheeky chaos, and maybe even a coven of fellow enchanters stirring up trouble.

Let’s dive into the swirling cauldron of chaos that is the naming saga of Agatha and, just for kicks, try to conjure up some reasons why this keeps happening.

Say my name, say my name

Title 1: Agatha: House of Harkness - It all started off straightforward enough with Agatha: House of Harkness. It had a nice ring, giving off strong spooky mansion vibes where you’d half-expect Scooby-Doo and the gang to pop up. But alas, it was not meant to be.

Title 2: Agatha: Coven of Chaos - Then, there was Agatha: Coven of Chaos. It's got alliteration, it’s got chaos, it’s got a coven - what more could we ask for? But, as the ink dried on the Darkhold, so did this title’s fate.

Title 3: Agatha: Darkhold Diaries - Finally, we arrive at Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. This title seems keen to take us deeper into the lore of dark magic... from the point of view of a middle-to-high-school girl. Or, it could have sounded like Agatha might be sitting by a fire, penning her own Gothic novel, or perhaps brewing something sinister. As of my last update from the Marvel Multiverse, this title reigns supreme. I mean, until this morning.

Title 4: Agatha: The Lying Witch with Great Wardrobe - In the latest twist in the ongoing saga of our favorite magical minx, Marvel teased us by posting a fleeting glimpse of a brand new title. However, faster than you can say "hex," the tweet vanished into the digital ether, leaving fans puzzled, amused, and buzzing with theories.

Agatha: The Lying Witch with Great Wardrobe

Nice The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe reference.

This title itself is a playful nod (assuming it was intentional) not just to Agatha's penchant for deception but also her undeniable fashion sense. Who can forget her stunning transformations and costume changes in WandaVision? It’s high time her wardrobe got the recognition it deserves - but not on the damn title, Marvel.

Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Photo by Suzanne Tenner. ©Marvel Studios 2021 All Rights Reserved. /

Why all the changes, Marvel?

There are a few theories as to why Marvel might be causing us fans this much emotional distress by constantly changing this title:

1. The Oops Theory: Maybe it was a genuine mistake - someone getting a little too excited and jumping the gun. Perhaps the marketing team was testing drafts and accidentally hit send. In the age of digital media, these things happen, but it’s rare and delightful when they do in such grand fashion.

2. The Teaser Theory: Alternatively, this could be Marvel cheekily teasing the audience, giving us a bit of something fun to stir up the conversation pot. It’s a clever way to keep the series in the limelight, especially amidst all the title changes and with absolutely no concrete idea of what to expect from this show. "As long as they're talking about me" thought process.

3. The Alternate Reality Theory: Just like she controlled the sitcom world of WandaVision, perhaps Agatha’s been pulling the strings here too. Every time someone at Marvel says, "This is it!" Agatha cackles, waves her hand, and poof! New title. It’s her show, after all - why not have fun with it?

4. The Episode Title Theory: What if the show's title turns out to just be Agatha, and all these sub-titles are all of the episode titles? That'd be a really unique and fun twist and way to keep us all engaged until, you know, we get more concrete details.

Whatever the real reason behind the Marvelous Title Tango, it’s clear that Agatha is gearing up to be a wild ride through the darker corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whether you’re here for the spells, the laughs, or the sheer unpredictability, keep your eyes peeled - just in case the title changes again.

In the world of Marvel, anything is possible, especially if Agatha has anything to say about it.

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