- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness sparked debates about Scarlet Witch’s fate, particularly after a new book revealed her death.
- The introduction of the multiverse allows for the possibility of Elizabeth Olsen returning as Wanda Maximoff in future MCU projects.
- Fans hope for a better ending for Scarlet Witch, possibly in the Avengers: Secret Wars movie or a solo film.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was not only a financial success but also sparked intense debates among fans, especially in regards to the fate of Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch. A new book, which delves into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s timeline, has now revealed the truth about Wanda Maximoff’s destiny.
For those hoping that Scarlet Witch survived the destruction of Mount Wundagore, the book Marvel Studios’ The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline provides some disappointing news. It confirms that Wanda’s efforts to prevent the misuse of the Darkhold spells in the future led to her demise. The book states:
“[Wanda] destroys Wundagore – and collapses it upon herself – ending two great threats to all of the Multiverse.”
Fans of Elizabeth Olsen and her popular Marvel character might be disheartened by this revelation, and the book even includes a symbol indicating the death of a major character. Thus, it seems that the story of Scarlet Witch has come to an end in this particular timeline.
However, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is no longer confined to a single, linear timeline. The multiverse has made previous character deaths less significant since many versions of the same character can now coexist across multiple multiverse branches. For example, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness showcased another Wanda living in a different universe with her children, which could be one way the character features in future MCU plans.
Even if this doesn’t happen, there are other opportunities for Elizabeth Olsen to reprise her role, such as in an upcoming series like Agatha: The Darkhold Diaries or her own solo movie like Black Widow. The actress and her comic book character have a large following online, with many fans believing Wanda Maximoff deserves a better ending than what was shown in Multiverse of Madness. It’s possible that she could receive a more satisfying conclusion in an Avengers: Secret Wars movie in the future.
Until then, fans can enjoy Wanda’s best moments on Disney+, where all MCU movies and TV shows are available for streaming, including the hit series WandaVision. The new book, Marvel Studios’ The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline, is also available for purchase now.