Marvel’s Wanda Maximoff is finally getting her solo comic series with Scarlet Witch, to be released in January 4, 2023. Kat’s character, Darcy Lewis, a previously cinematic universe-only insert, now makes her official debut as a character in the comics. But this is Marvel, so the event is not as linear as that. In an interview with Polygon’s Oliver Sava, writer Steve Orlando commented on Darcy:
“This is the 616 version of this character, who brings the same type of perceptions to the book, but also fits right into what’s going on with Scarlet Witch, with the magic side of the Marvel Universe. Darcy’s there to lightly chide the absurdities we love of comic books, especially in a character like Thor. Wanda speaks casually about a life that is absurd and strange, and it’s normal for her. But if you look at her family tree and the things she does, it can seem quite esoteric. Darcy essentially gives a voice to the audience in the same way that Kat Dennings’ character does.”Steve Orlando for Polygon, article published on November 15, 2022.
The full interview with Polygon can be read here.
Yesterday on her Instagram, Kat reacted to this news by sharing images of her character as portrayed in the comics with visible excitement, as a long-time fan of Marvel. In a post where Darcy can be seen holding a mug of what’s presumably coffee, she summarised her thoughts with the caption “There is almost nothing more exciting in the world than finding out you’re in a comic book”. Equal to none, Kat additionally quipped about her printed likeness’s prominent cleavage.