Patti LuPone wasn’t a Marvel fan before her role in “Agatha: Coven of Chaos.”
LuPone will make her MCU debut alongside Aubrey Plaza and Kathryn Hahn in the upcoming Disney+ series.
Watching and understanding a new Marvel movie is an increasingly high barrier to entry, with 30 feature films and countless Disney+ shows serving up the larger storyline. Catching up on a streak can be tough — as Patti LuPone learned firsthand.
The Broadway legend and “Beau Is Afraid” star is making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in “Agatha: Coven of Chaos.” The Disney+ series, from “WandaVision” creator Jac Schaeffer, expands on the fantasy elements of the MCU by following a group of mythical witches played by LuPone, Kathryn Hahn and Aubrey Plaza.
comment Entertainment Weekly, LuPone said she was far from a Marvel expert when she took on the role and did her homework to figure out what was going on in the MCU. “I still don’t know him,” LuPone said. “I had to watch WandaVision twice to figure it out.”
Still, LuPone is enjoying her first foray into the massive superhero franchise. “I feel good,” he said. “A wonderful group of women and a phenomenal crew. I mean, the design of this piece is extraordinary. Jac Schaeffer is so talented, he’s the creator of WandaVision and now Coven of Chaos, and it’s an extraordinary cast of women.”
LuPone’s comments echo similar comments she has made recently “The view,” where she said that she was unaware that the MCU included witches before taking on the role. “It’s a coven of witches, and I play Lilia Calderu, who apparently lives in the Marvel world.” I looked her up, she’s hot, really hot, she’s got a great body and hair,” LuPone said. “I didn’t know there were witches, I didn’t know anything about the Marvel world. There are witches in the Marvel universe.”
LuPone is far from the only actor confused by the complicated comic book mythology they walked into after a Marvel role. Christian Bale — who’s no stranger to superhero movies, of course — recently revealed that he had no idea his role in “Thor: Love and Thunder” made him part of a larger cinematic universe.
“That didn’t cross my mind at all,” Bale said. “I would read it and people would be like, ‘Oh, look at that! He has entered the MCU! And I would say what did I do? Shit, I didn’t log in, thank you very much. Am I like the MCU? I had to ask what it was.”
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