Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is opening up about why Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) didn’t appear in WandaVision.

The Disney+ series had ample opportunity to introduce the Sorcerer Supreme: Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) is set to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — scheduled for release on March 25, 2022 — and he was referenced by name in the finale.

Although Cumberbatch actually struck a deal with Marvel to appear in WandaVision‘s final episode, he was written out late in the process because “it would have taken away from Wanda, which is what we didn’t want to do,” Feige revealed to Rolling Stone.

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