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Dr. Strange almost appeared in ‘WandaVision’ but then….

According to the head of Marvel, Benedict Cumberbatch was slated to appear as Dr. Strange in the final episode of the Disney+ series “WandaVision.”

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige talked to Rolling Stone Magazine for a forthcoming oral history of the show and said, “Some people might say, ‘Oh, it would’ve been so cool to see Dr. Strange.'”

“But it would have taken away from Wanda, which is what we didn’t want to do,” Feige said. “We didn’t want the end of the show to be commoditized to go to the next movie — here’s the white guy, ‘Let me show you how power works.'”

The character of Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a. the Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen) is set to appear in the film “Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” slated to be released in 2022.

“WandaVision,” starring Olsen and Paul Bettany as Vision, was a huge hit for the streaming service and a welcome addition to the Marvel universe.

Feige pointed out that had they moved forward with the Dr. Strange appearance, it would have also necessitated a rewrite of the script for that character’s upcoming movie.

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How to watch the MTV Movie & TV awards

The MTV Movie & TV Awards, a popular vote and popcorn trophy celebration of the best entertainment of the year, will take place Sunday.

The Elizabeth Olsen-led Disney+ series “Wandavision” leads with five nominations. Other top nominees are “Emily in Paris” and “The Boys,” with four nominations each, and “Bridgerton” with three nods.

On Monday, MTV will debut its inaugural UNSCRIPTED portion of the award ceremony, to celebrate reality TV shows and moments.

Details on the shows follow below.

Where to watch:

The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, simultaneously on MTV, MTV2, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, Nick at Nite, Paramount Network, Pop, TV Land and VH1.

The hosts:

The always hilarious Leslie Jones will host Sunday’s ceremony. Comedian Nikki Glaser will host the UNSCRIPTED show on Monday.

Notable honors

Sacha Baron Cohen will be honored with the “Comedic Genius Award” and Scarlett Johansson will receive the “Generation Award.”

Presenters

Anthony Mackie, Eric Andre, Henry Golding, Justin Hartley, Mandy Moore, Nasim Pedrad, Tom Hiddleston, Vera Farmiga and Yvonne Orji are some of the presenters scheduled to appear on Sunday.

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