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Dr. Strange cut from ‘WandaVision’ for being a ‘white man’

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch did a disappearing act from the “WandaVision” finale as a result of Marvel honchos didn’t need a “white man” stealing the present, a prime studio boss mentioned in a new interview. 

Cumberbatch, who has beforehand performed sorcerer Dr. Strange within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was initially set to make a cameo within the Disney+ present’s final episode, Rolling Stone reported Monday. 

However he was written out of the present, as a result of “it might have taken away from Wanda,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige advised the magazine.

“Some individuals would possibly say, ‘Oh, it might’ve been so cool to see Dr. Strange,’” Feige mentioned. “However it might have taken away from Wanda, which is what we didn’t wish to do. We didn’t need the tip of the present to be commoditized to go to the subsequent film — right here’s the white man, ‘Let me present you the way energy works.’” 

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff in a scene from "WandaVision."
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige mentioned Dr. Strange was cut from the present as a result of “it might have taken away from Wanda.”
Marvel Studios by way of AP

Feige advised the outlet Marvel’s writing course of is “a great mixture of very devoted coordination, and chaos. Chaos magic.” 

Head author Jac Schaeffer mentioned Cumberbatch was additionally set to seem in certainly one of “WandaVision’s” commercials, which might have been messages from Dr. Strange to Wanda, however that concept was additionally cut. 

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision in "WandaVision."
Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen in an episode of “WandaVision.”
Marvel Studios

As an alternative of Dr. Strange saving the day, the present ended with Wanda studying powers totally on her personal, and turning into the Scarlet Witch, in keeping with Insider.

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