Though no news of who he’d be playing in Agatha: Coven of Chaos came with the news that Joe Locke had been cast in the series, plenty of fans believe they already know exactly what role the young actor will fill. Cast as a gay, teen lead with a “dark sense of humor”, Locke seems as close of a fit for the aged-up version of Billy Maximoff as anyone out there. As with any casting, until official word comes from Marvel Studios, fans shouldn’t get too excited about the prospect of seeing their favorite character on screen and there are plenty of other characters Locke could be playing. However, one MCU actor’s Twitter activity is sure to fan the flames of Locke joining the MCU as Wiccan.
Actor Julian Hilliard, who played Billy Maximoff in WandaVision and Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness, took to his Twitter account to further tease fans.
It’s likely, even possible, that Hilliard is in the same boat as every other fan and has no idea who Locke is playing. It’s possible that he was simply posting the GIF as a reference to Agatha: Coven of Chaos and not making any commentary at all on who Locke might be playing. However, when the actor who previously portrayed a character takes so quickly to social media to comment, fans will rush to conclusions, no matter how unlikely it is that the young star might know what’s going on.
As it stands, it’s likely that Marvel Studios will do their best to protect the identity of Locke’s character as long as they can and with Agatha: Coven of Chaos not set to hit Marvel Studios until late-2023/early-2024, fans may have to wait quite some time to find out if he is Billy or someone else.