Agatha: Coven of Chaos casts Heartstopper breakout actor Joe Locke in the Marvel Disney+ series

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Marvel Studios cast a spell over Heartstopper fans on Tuesday by casting Joe Locke in the upcoming Disney+ series Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Locke rose to popularity by playing the adorable Charlie Spring in Heartstopper, a gay teenager who falls in love with his hunky classmate Nick Nelson (Kit Connor). Locke delivers a superb performance in the Netflix drama based on the comic series by Alice Oseman, and now he’s set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Kathryn Hahn reprises her WandaVision role of Agatha Harkness for the new series, with Emma Caufield again playing WandaVision‘s Dottie too. Who Locke will play remains a mystery, though Marvel fans speculate Locke will star as an aged-up version of Wanda and Vision’s son, Billy, also known as Wiccan. While this remains unconfirmed, introducing Wiccan would tie Agatha: Coven of Chaos to the events of WandaVision and introduce another critical member of the Young Avengers. Marvel has yet to announce plans for a Young Avengers film or series. However, they’ve slowly been introducing team members like Kate Bishop (Hawkeye), Cassie Lang (Stature), Elijah “Eli” Bradley (Patriot), Tommy (Speed), and America Chavez. I see what you’re doing, Marvel, and I like it.

Marvel introduced Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) in WandaVision under the guise of Agnes, a nosy neighbor keeping watch over Wanda and Vision’s life in Westview, New Jersey. Before attempting to manipulate Wanda into giving away her power, Agatha survived the Salem Witch Trials, though her past still haunts her. Hellbent on getting her revenge, Wanda left Agatha without her powers and was in a trance at the end of WandaVision. I imagine that won’t sit well with her when she inevitably wakes up. I believe she’ll be more upset when she learns Wanda locked herself away from the world during the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. You can’t get revenge if the person you’re after isn’t around to feel your wrath.

Who do you think Joe Locke will play in Agatha: Coven of Chaos? Will Billy return to the MCU to foil Agatha’s plans? Let us know what you think about this in the comments.

Source: Variety

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.