The WandaVision finale has come and gone, and fans are likely still thinking about what transpired and what it could mean for the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The final episode was massive, to say the least, and managed to dash a lot of our theories in the process. And with so much going on in the installment, it’s not crazy to think there would be some deleted scenes and, now, director Matt Shakman has confirmed something that didn’t make the cut. Needless to say, I’m a little depressed we didn’t get this one.
With the season (and possibly the series as a whole) having reached its conclusion, Matt Shakman is opening up and discussing what went into that final episode. And during his recent appearance on Kevin Smith’s Fatman Beyond podcast, he revealed to Smith and co-host Marc Bernardin that something big was planned for WandaVision’s furriest character:
We did have something more planned for Señor Scratchy, which we ultimately couldn’t do. We did have a whole sequence where Darcy, Monica, [and] Ralph all meet up with the kids, and they're in Agatha's house and they think maybe they should steal the Darkhold because the kids had seen it when they were down there, being held hostage by Agatha. They go down there to get the book, and they're reaching for the book, and the rabbit hops up in front of the book… They reach over to pet him, and he hisses, and this whole American Werewolf in London transformation happens, and there's this big demon, [Agatha's] familiar. Goonies set pieces ensue as they try to escape from the rabbit.
Now, this would have been a scary and fun sight to see. If you’re like me, you probably thought there was more to Señor Scratchy than meets the eye. This feeling only increased after Agnes revealed herself to actually be the witch Agatha Harkness. The adorable-looking bunny did, after all, ravenously eat a bug after Agnes threw one towards him.
Matt Shakman went on to say that he was quite pleased with the scene. However, he also explained why it just didn’t make the cut:
It was a great sequence, it was super fun, [and] everyone was great in it. But we ended up moving it aside because it was a huge detour in the middle of everything else that we had going.
WandaVision offered fans plenty of wonderfully weird and surreal moments throughout its run, but having a rabbit transform into a demon and terrorize the characters would have really amped up the show’s creepy vibe. Still, as Matt Shakman pointed out, the episode already had so many other moving pieces that Señor Scratchy’s transformation would have been superfluous.