Three years ago Knives Out hit theaters around Thanksgiving and it was an instant hit. Daniel Craig starred as a brilliant detective with a distinctly Southern twang, Benoit Blanc, in a murder mystery that was well-written and delivered plenty of twists and turns along the way. When it was announced that there would be a sequel, I was excited but understandably skeptical. Could Rian Johnson do it again?
Could he make another delightfully witty, genuinely shocking whodunnit with a cast of characters we’d never forget? Spoiler alert, he did. In fact, Glass Onion, in my opinion, is better than the original.
WandaVision is the Disney+ series that started the year off and while the series was met with confusion and bewilderment it was also met with more than a little intrigue. The series ended up far better than I could’ve ever thought and it garnered a lot of love from the fandom thanks to its unique perspective of what a superhero show could be. And the breakout star of the series was Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness, a hilarious witch who’s lived for hundreds of years seeking more and more power.
Thankfully Agatha wasn’t killed off in the series and I instantly knew we would be seeing her again, sooner rather than later. Now, today, it’s been reported that Agatha Harkness has a spinoff series in development. It’s described as a “dark comedy” and will have Jac Schaeffer, who was the lead writer and executive producer of WandaVision, returning to write and executive produce the series.
Considering that we’re roughly a month away from Disney+ Day, it makes sense that we’re starting to hear about new Marvel projects in the works and I’m very, very excited to learn more.
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Well, I’ve seen the first two episodes of WandaVision and wow, what a premiere! What Kevin Feige has attempted with this series should be a disaster and yet the writer, Jac Schaeffer, has managed to do the impossible; recreate the old-timey tone of the 50s’ and 60s’ sitcoms without making it feel too on-the-nose or just…weird. And yet, this series basks in its weirdness and I love it!
I was rather surprised with the level of humor in this show so far. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany manage to find their inner comedic charm, providing the episodes the proper tone without ever feeling forced or unnatural.