Regardless of being in one of many first movies of the MCU, Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings) has had a troublesome experience of it just lately. One of many defining characters of the primary two Thor films, Darcy was unceremoniously forgotten by Marvel when the God of Thunder rebranded himself and went cosmic in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok. Inasmuch, many followers thought that 2013’s Thor: The Darkish World could be the final they’d see of this plucky, wise-cracking, earth-bound intern. Nevertheless, the just lately launched WandaVision has introduced again Darcy, and he or she’s extra essential than ever
Now a scientific professional on CMBR, she first appeared in Episode Four of the Disney Plus sequence, discovering a option to hijack the “Hex’s” frequency so SWORD can monitor Wanda in Westview. This observational perception, paired with the character’s innate appeal and wit, has made Darcy one thing of an viewers stand-in within the sequence, making feedback that reinforce the ‘sitcom actuality’ of the present (as proved by her well-known line, “she recast Pietro!”).
Because of this, many viewers have pegged Dennings to exist solely as comedian reduction within the sequence, offsetting the more and more darkish tone of the episodes. This viewpoint was additional supported by the revelation that Dennings wouldn’t function within the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder film (presently filming in Australia): appears to be like just like the Thor films actually needed nothing to do with Darcy anymore.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t imply the MCU is finished with Dennings, although. Certainly, in a current promotional interview with the YouTube channel ExtraTV, the actress revealed that “there are some… ‘issues’ I’ve executed for Marvel which might be popping out, that aren’t [Wandavision]”, earlier than instantly chopping off any follow-ups with the coy “however I can’t say.” Whereas Dennings is probably going referring to Marvel’s 2021 animated present What If, by which essential occasions of the MCU are subverted and reimagined (nearly all of the actors of the MCU are slated to reprise their characters in voice roles), the actual fact she referred to plural ‘issues’ has precipitated followers to rethink. What additional ‘issues’ might Dennings be referring to? Seeing how Marvel Studios typically plans and movies its initiatives years prematurely, there’s a excessive likelihood Darcy Lewis has already filmed appearances in different properties – what might they be?
Effectively, the obvious reply could be involving SWORD. Regardless of not being immediately affiliated with the company (fairly, she’s one of many numerous specialists introduced in to assist clear up the Wanda thriller), she’s actually teamed-up nicely with key SWORD agent Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Maybe this burgeoning partnership might result in Darcy showing in future flicks with Rambeau, such because the upcoming Captain Marvel 2, by which Parris is slated to look. Equally, with the Secret Wars mini-series reportedly being centered round SWORD and the Skrull ‘invasion’ of the Earth, Dennings might maybe keep on as a SWORD staffer for that sequence.
Nevertheless, entering into specifics, Dennings mentioned that she had already “executed” issues with Marvel, implying her position was already filmed. If that’s the case, then maybe she shall be showing within the currently-filming Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity. With Elisabeth Olsen confirming that she’s already filmed a few of her scenes for the movie (as Wanda), maybe Darcy will proceed to play an element within the Scarlett Witch’s story by showing in that movie? Equally, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has just lately begun filming. With Jimmy Woo (Randall Park) initially showing in a earlier Ant-Man movie, maybe he’ll seem on this one, and Darcy will seem with him, following their quick friendship in Wandavision?
No matter these mysterious upcoming initiatives are, it’s clear that Darcy Lewis is extra essential than followers assume. Because the MCU strikes into Part 4, it might appear characters that followers beforehand resigned to the previous are returning in an enormous manner: from Tim Roth’s Abomination within the She-Hulk mini-series, to Sharon Carter in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, to Talos in Secret Wars, smaller characters are presently having a renaissance in Marvel properties. Subsequently, a personality like Darcy, who has expertise coping with a few of the extra cosmic MCU characters (Thor and Wanda), might be well-placed to assist Marvel ship some bizarre concepts. Furthermore, given Dennings’ comedic bona fides and Darcy’s scientific background, it might appear that the character is an ideal match for Marvel, so could be clearly be used many times.
Above all else, Wandavision has proved that followers can by no means predict the place the MCU will go subsequent. From the reveal of Fox’s Quicksilver to the concept of a number of Spider-Males showing in a movie, Marvel has torn up the proverbial rulebook, delivering narratives like no different. How characters like Kat Dennings’ Darcy Lewis suits into this new MCU is but to be totally seen or understood, however one factor for sure: it’s doubtless extra essential than many assume.