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Patti LuPone joins the cast of Marvel’s very queer “WandaVision” spinoff

Patti LuPone during the Sardi's Portrait unveiling for The Band's Visit composer-lyricist David Yazbek on June 7, 2018 in New York City
Patti LuPone during the Sardi's Portrait unveiling for The Band's Visit composer-lyricist David Yazbek on June 7, 2018 in New York CityPhoto: Walter McBride/Getty Images

Broadway legend and LGBTQ+ icon Patti LuPone has joined the cast of Marvel’s Agatha: Coven of Chaos. The casting announcement, first reported by Deadline, is just the latest indication that the Disney+ WandaVision spinoff may be Marvel’s queerest series yet.

Helmed by WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer, the series is set to star Kathryn Hahn reprising her role from the earlier show as the campy titular witch, Agatha Harkness. The upcoming show’s cast also includes White Lotus breakout Aubrey Plaza and Sasheer Zamata in undisclosed roles.

Marvel fans have also speculated that Heartstopper’s Joe Locke, who joined the Agatha cast in November, could be playing a notable gay character from the comics. The out actor seems like a perfect fit for the role of Wiccan, one of the Scarlet Witch’s two queer sons. A younger version of the fan-favorite character appeared in both WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, boosting fan hopes for the teen superhero to appear in future Marvel properties.

LuPone’s role is being kept under wraps as well, but Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reports that she’s been told that the Tony and Grammy winner may be playing a witch.

Meanwhile, as PinkNews reports, fans on Twitter are anticipating big gay energy from Agatha: Coven of Chaos.

“Oh the gays are WINNING,” one user wrote of LuPone’s casting.

“They’re clearly making this for the gays,” another tweeted.

Another speculated that LuPone could be on tap to turn out another infectious earworm similar to Hahn’s Emmy-winning WandaVision song “Agatha All Along.”

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