WandaVision Concept Art Reveals Different Versions of Agatha's Magic Basement

By Russ Milheim Updated:
Elizabeth Olsen, Agatha Harkness, MCU

While it's been a few months since WandaVision wrapped up, fans still have not forgotten the wild ride the show provided them. Even after watching The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, it's hard not to look back and feel a sense of longing for that weekly mystery that Sam's journey with the shield just simply didn't provide.

One of the biggest reveals was something fans have probably heard in a catchy tune that's hard to get out of one's head: it was Agatha all along! The noisy neighbor was the person pulling all the strings for the strange incidents occurring in Westview. Of course, Wanda is the one that truly imprisoned an entire town, so who is the true bad guy here?

The two of them first had their true face-to-face in a hidden basement lair that Agatha had tucked away, a lair that Wanda had no idea existed. Within it were glyphs, mysterious items, and more. The entire design of the place made it feel as if it had roots in ancient history.

Thanks to a very talented artist, fans can now see how different that basement might have been in an alternate universe.


WandaVision - Agatha's basement (for comparison)​​

Thanks to veteran concept artist Finnian MacManus, who worked on WandaVision location designs, fans can now take a look at concept art featuring alternate versions of Agatha's basement, where she held Wanda for interrogation—and a journey through her life story. The four photos can be seen below.

WandaVision, Agatha, MCU
Finnian MacManus

The first photo shows Wanda seeing the basement for the first time, with a silhouetted Agatha behind her. The artist is clearly leaning into the nature aspects of witch lore, and it gives the area a very primal and personal vibe.

The colors are also notably cooler than Wanda's harsh crimson red abilities. Many items, maybe even relics, can be seen strewn about.  As if Agatha has been at work for a while now.

WandaVision, Agatha Harkness, MCU
Finnian MacManus

Here we see a very similar design to the first concept piece, though here the room isn't quite as busy—it's also lacking that cool colors emanating from the many objects that are no longer around the room. 

With it being so empty, it makes the space feel like it's not very used, unlike the first image.

WandaVision, Agatha Harkness, MCU
Finnian MacManus

The third concept photo is drastically different than the first two. The nature vibe is no longer the primary focus of the room, with the stone structure taking the forefront. The room still maintains that ancient feel, along with the mystique that surrounds Wanda. 

Take note of the many glyphs circling the room, which is far more attention-drawing here compared to the first two designs.

WandaVision, Agatha Harkness, MCU
Finnian MacManus

Finally, MacManus moves away from focusing on the whole room, now choosing to showcase what and how things may be placed throughout the room. The objects/relics on the shelves match that of the first concept piece shown.


This isn't the first time that MacManus has shown off some of his conceptual designs for WandaVision. He also revealed several alternate versions of the secluded cabin that Wanda retreats to during the final post-credits scene of the show.

WandaVision is a show that is sure to have some insanely interesting alternate designs and concepts, and it's something that can't get here soon enough. Marvel's projects usually release a book or similar medium featuring the art of their movie/film. Sadly, fans will have to wait until August 24 to see WandaVision's.

Until then, fans will just have to be content with the small pieces here and there that make it out from behind locked doors. There's also the upcoming Loki show, which is a perfect way to pass the time. It's hard to go wrong when the God of Mischief is involved.

- In This Article: WandaVision
Release Date
January 15, 2021
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.