Doctor Strange 2 Writer Explains Making Scarlet Witch A [SPOILER]
The Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness screenwriter talks about a major decision regarding the Scarlet Witch, citing the comics as inspiration.
WARNING: This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness the screenwriter explains the decision to make Scarlet Witch a villain. Speculation on who would be the bad guy for the strange doctor The sequel has grown steadily since its announcement, with various theories ranging from Nightmare, Shuma-Gorath to even an evil version of Doctor Strange himself. However, the Multiverse of Madness the trailers hid that the real villain of the film would be Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch.
Wanda playing a major role in the MCU movie came as no shock, as audiences know she would be in the story since 2019, when the two Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Wanda Vision were announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2019. After the Wanda Vision final episode, the series seemed to indicate that Wanda was on the road to redemption, with the enslavement of the town of Westview as the darkest act she would commit. Multiverse of madness, yet, follows the Wanda Vision post credits scene, revealing the Darkhold turned Wanda into a real villain in Scarlet Witch, as she’s willing to kill a young girl (America Chavez) to get her happy ending.
In an interview with rolling stone, Multiverse of Madness screenwriter Michael Waldron explains the decision to cast Scarlet Witch as a villain. The writer said it came from Marvel sticking to the comics and that’s the path Wanda has been heading in the MCU for quite some time. While it was considered that Wanda would be part of the set and “turn” towards the end of Doctor Strange 2, it was decided to advance the story of Scarlet Witch earlier. Read Waldron’s comments below:
“Well, first of all, it’s true who the comic book version of the character is and what she does in the comics. That was always where Wanda was headed in the MCU, even if I inherited the movie. The question just became, when would that happen? Certainly there was a version of that movie where Wanda was part of the set that ended, I guess, with her bad twist, and then she could have been another movie’s antagonist but I feel like in that case you would have had a watered down version of Wanda that goes bad because that’s still the movie Strange. She wouldn’t be the protagonist, and she wouldn’t really be the antagonist. You’d have to have a [different] antagonist throughout most of the film.
You know, she does bad things in WandaVision. She makes the heroic choice to let all these people go. But it’s also revealed to her that the family she’s built isn’t real. Then she gets the Darkhold at the end of the series and learns that there is a real version of her children. And if the Book of the Damned is whispering in your ear long enough that your children are out and you can pick them up, maybe it can push you to do terrible things.”
The writer’s comic book reference is interesting, as Waldron seems to refer to 2004 Avengers: Disassembled. However, in this scenario, Wanda inadvertently causes destruction, as opposed to Multiverse of Madness, where she is in full control of her actions. The decision to turn Wanda into a villain is certainly controversial, as she has her own loyal and passionate fan base that has seen the character’s journey from side to side with villains like Baron Von Strucker and Ultron to becoming a full-fledged Avenger with ties. narrow. Star Elizabeth Olsen defended the Scarlet Witch story in Multiverse of Madnessalthough she and her writers say audiences are unlikely to be more supportive.
The fate of the Scarlet Witch in the MCU remains up in the air. Olsen is set to reprise her role when the X-Men join the MCU, and if the movies follow the comics, the character will indeed return for a redemption arc. In the scenario from 2010 to 2012 The Children’s Crusade saw the Young Avengers on a quest to rescue Scarlet Witch from Doctor Doom and restore her memory. Marvel Studios seems to be planting the seeds of the Young Avengers through MCU projects, and while no plans have been officially announced, it’s unlikely. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the end of the Scarlet Witch story.
Next: Why Doctor Strange 2’s Box Office Is So Huge Despite Mixed Reviews
Source: Rolling Stone
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