Schaeffer would like to say that she didn’t pay any attention to any of the fan theories, but she couldn’t help it. She read “everything”.

“Yeah, theorizing got crazy,” she says. “I think I was a little naive. I didn’t expect it to be that level at all, and the Marvel people were like, ‘Yeah, that’s how it works.’ And there were things that made me nervous. ”

A key element of WandaVision is the type of sitcom. It’s supposed to be comforting, an “agreement with the audience,” as Schaeffer puts it, that everything will be fine at the end of the episode.

“We purposely shook that,” she says. “As with real discipline, we broke that agreement. The first three episodes were dependent on it. But for the entire show, we made an agreement with the audience that we wanted to deliver on both the MCU and the sitcom and deliver the emotional and anything, and you want to believe that you can make it through the landing. So yeah, some theories got me nervous. ”