Major X-Men star "confirmed" to return for Marvel's Agatha series

The title of Marvel's upcoming Agatha series might not be its biggest surprise as it is expected to feature the return of an X-Men cast member.
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Photo by Suzanne Tenner. ©Marvel Studios 2021 All Rights Reserved.
Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness in Marvel Studios’ WandaVision. Photo by Suzanne Tenner. ©Marvel Studios 2021 All Rights Reserved. /

Of all the upcoming titles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio's Agatha series might just be the most intriguing. I didn't even know what to call it just then, because the title has gone through so many evolutions that we're not even sure if the previous "current" title is the real one anymore.

We've had House of Harkness, Coven of Chaos, Darkhold Diaries, and now the bizarre The Lying Witch With Great Wardrobe. It could be all a game, leading to the inevitable Agatha All Along but we'll have to wait and see. Either way, the excitement for the show is growing, particularly because parent series WandaVision is still considered one of the strongest outings of the Disney Plus show era.

Speaking of WandaVision, it sounds like a major star will be reprising their role from that series.

Evan Peters expected to return in Agatha series

According to a new report from Nexus Point News, Evan Peters will reprise his role from WandaVision as Ralph Bohner in Agatha for what has been described as a "very short" appearance.

The X-Men star's appearance in WandaVision was one of the show's most discussed moments, as the series heavily implied that he was actually reprising his role as Quicksilver from the Fox X-Men series. With his silver hair and super-speed, it looked as if that might be the case, which would have made him an alternate universe version of Wanda Maximoff's brother, Pietro (in the X-Men movies he was called Peter Maximoff).

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(L-R): Evan Peters as Pietro and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in Marvel Studios' WANDAVISION. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

But it wasn't the case, as Agatha Harkness was simply manipulating Wanda with magic, using an actor named Ralph Bohner to play the role of Quicksilver, and we all bought it too because Peters' involvement connected the MCU show to the X-Men movie series.

There was a lot of discourse about the reveal. While most thought it was a great twist, the reveal that he was just a random actor with "Bohner" for a surname didn't go down all that well. If you felt the same way, you might not love the fact that this report suggests that Marvel Studios will not be retconning Ralph into Quicksilver or anything like that, and that the brief appearance will highlight that it is their plan to keep him as Ralph.

Whether or not his potential cameo appearance will have major repercussions for the MCU remain to be seen, but it does highlight how Agatha could be full of surprises.

Agatha will be deceptively important to the MCU

Kathryn Hahn was a standout as Agatha Harkness in WandaVision, so when it was revealed that she would be headlining her own Disney Plus series, fans were thrilled. But there was the question of "why?". The Scarlet Witch had already imprisoned Agatha in Westview (under her Agnes personality), so what other stories were there to tell? Well, it turns out that there is a lot, actually.

Its connection to WandaVision does suggest that it will be a television gem that takes us on an unforgettable adventure. Remember, MCU fans initially didn't know what to make of the Emmy-winning series when its first trailer was released but it ultimately went on to become one of the most pivotal chapters in Marvel history, and it's only fitting that Agatha has received the same kind of eyebrow-raising attention. Like WandaVision, it is destined to stun with some surprises.

The show is already inspiring intrigue from audiences anticipating its release but its most intriguing aspect might be Heartstopper's Joe Locke, who's playing a character named Teen. It's widely speculated that Teen is actually Billy Maximoff, a.k.a. Wiccan - the son of Wanda Maximoff herself. The Nexus Point News report speculates that the reason for his Teen name could be down to the fact that he's a Westview resident shielded from his real memories (like all of the Westview residents in WandaVision) and that throughout the series, he could learn more about who he is.

If Locke is playing Billy, this will also present audiences with the question of where did he come from and will it lead to an appearance from Wanda herself? Billy and his brother Tommy were creations from the mind of Wanda in WandaVision (and we met alternate versions of them in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), so how could he have manifested into real life? And how did he end up with Agatha?

We last saw Wanda when she sacrificed herself in Doctor Strange 2 after the Darkhold corrupted her grief, turning her into a shell of who she once was. The Scarlet Witch went out with an act of redemption, but fans still don't believe we've seen the last of her - especially when the MCU invested so much in her transformation into the Scarlet Witch. There are rumors of a cameo appearance in Agatha from actress Elizabeth Olsen and that would make sense if Locke really is playing her son.

Whatever shape or form Agatha takes, the show is destined to surprise us. So be ready, because this deceptively charming chapter of the MCU could end up becoming one of the Multiverse Saga's most pivotal.

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