Variety has learned in an exclusive interview with sources that “Heartstopper” actor Joe Locke has been cast in the “WandaVision” spinoff “Agatha: Coven of Chaos” for the Disney+ streaming service.
Joe Locke, well known for his role as the lovable Charlie Spring in the Netflix original series Heartstopper, will be playing an unidentified character in the next WandaVision spin-off created by Kathryn Hahn. Learn the specifics by reading on.
Kathryn Hahn will reprise the character of Agatha Harkness that she played in “WandaVision” in the next Marvel Studios series, which will also star Locke. Hahn will be joined in the series by Locke.
The specifics of the story, especially the role that Locke will play in the upcoming season, are being kept under wraps. In the upcoming season of the show, Emma Caulfield Ford will be reprising her role as Dottie from the previous series, “Wanda.Vision”
Heartstopper star Joe Locke is officially joining the upcoming #WandaVision spin-off, Agatha: Coven of Chaos!
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As has been the case in the past, Marvel Studios will not comment on any projects that are currently in production at the company. Representatives for Locke declined to comment on the matter.
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Locke made his debut in written television with the Netflix series “Heartstopper,” which was based on the webcomic and graphic book of the same name. “Heartstopper” was Locke’s first scripted television role.
He plays the lead role of Charlie Spring, a gay adolescent who develops romantic feelings for Kit Connor’s character, a popular student.
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Shortly after the first season of the show debuted on Netflix, the streaming service announced that it has been renewed for a second and third season. The following month, in August, Locke made his debut in the professional theatre world, starring at the Donmar Warehouse in “The Trials,” which was written by Dawn King and directed by Natalie Abrahami.
Markham, Froggatt & Irwin, and Sloane Offer are the agencies that represent Locke.
In October 2021, Variety broke the news in an exclusive interview that “Coven of Chaos” was in development, and Disney did not confirm the story publicly until November of that same year. “WandaVision” head writer and executive producer Jac Schaefer will reprise his role as “Coven of Chaos” executive producer for the new series.
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In addition, a spinoff focusing on Vision and starring Paul Bettany is already in the works.
In the episode “WandaVision,” Hahn first played the character of Agnes, a nosy neighbor who lived next door to Wanda and Vision. However, it was later revealed that Agnes was a powerful witch named Agatha Harkness.
#Heartstopper’s Joe Locke has been cast in Marvel Studios’ ‘Agatha: Coven of Chaos.’
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Agatha is shown to have survived the Salem Witch Trials and to be more than a match for Wanda, also known as the Scarlet Witch, in the Marvel comics and the series. Agatha is also shown to have been a member of the Avengers.
When viewers last saw her in the season finale of “WandaVision,” she was using her powers to coerce Agatha into reverting to her Agnes persona so that she could be imprisoned at Westview.
Joe Locke will feature opposite Kathryn Hahn in Disney+/Marvel’s Agatha: Coven of Chaos. Sources characterize Locke as a gay teen with a dark sense of humor. Hahn returns as WandaVision villain Agatha. Emma Caulfield Ford will return as WandaVision’s Dottie.
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