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WandaVision creator Jac Schaeffer opens up about fan theories, cut scenes, and the moving finale.

creator on finale's grief
and moral 'gray areas'

03.12.21

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“It was always moving toward a place of acceptance, and it was always going to go toward this big goodbye, and she would also say goodbye to the children. Those scenes were written very early and stayed pretty much as is. Almost everything else shifted.”

- Jac Schaeffer

The ending always packed an emotional punch

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“One thing I loved about Monica getting her powers is that she makes that choice. She's not caught up in some accident and inadvertently exposed to some terrible power source. I loved that idea that she decides to make that sacrifice and go through the Hex, and that's how she gets her powers.” 

Ending With An
Emotional Punch

JAC SCHAEFFER

“One thing I loved about Monica getting her powers is that she makes that choice. She's not caught up in some accident and inadvertently exposed to some terrible power source. I loved that idea that she decides to make that sacrifice and go through the Hex, and that's how she gets her powers.” 

rewriting Monica rambeau's story

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JAC SCHAEFFER

"We really loved the idea that her power origin story is actually tied to her processing her own grief."

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ON MONICA'S STORY

JAC SCHAEFFER

To explore how memory plays with grief, Pietro came into the story when Wanda was doubting herself, confused about what was (and wasn’t) in her control.

“It was always the dream to have Evan do this role, for sure. And then where that goes, we knew we wanted him to be a sort of Uncle Jesse/Joey/boyfriend Nick amalgamation from those shows,” Schaeffer explains.

The Story behind the Fake Pietro

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"It was crazy! [Laughs] It was so much more than I anticipated. The theorizing just got bigger and bigger and bigger...And people are so creative! The fan art, the memes, the TikToks… I can't describe the pleasure that I feel and that all of my writers feel poring over all this content." 

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THOSE FAN THEORIES!

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“One thing that's interesting about the finale is the moral ambiguity,” shares Schaeffer shares, “The show is very sympathetic to Wanda, but it still holds her responsible for the pain that she's caused in Westview.”

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SCARLET WITCH IS NO TRADITIONAL HERO

“I find it very gratifying that audiences are latching on to her misdeeds and discussing them because that's what was interesting to us as the creators: those gray areas. The gray areas of all the characters, but especially Agatha and Wanda,” she adds.

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SCARLET WITCH IS NO TRADITIONAL HERO

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