What makes a villain? When comic books were introduced to the world, the only requirement for a villain was to simply to be evil. Whether it was a thirst for chaos, or plans for world domination. But as time marched on, readers wanted more from their antagonists. They wanted an explanation behind their motives. Therefore, where once a character was a “good guy,” they could easily be tipped over the edge. The latest theory suggests Scarlet Witch might be that character.
Reddit user, u/cdhelt1225, pitched a theory that the Avenger could be built up to serve as the Thanos-level big bad in either Phase 4 or Phase 5. (Read our previous article about such theory)
In the post, they suggest the plans she would have for the MCU. In which, would explain Spider-Man moving over to Sony’s cinematic universe, and the acquisition of Fox properties, X-Men and Fantastic Four. Elizabeth Olsen’s character will co-star in the Doctor Strange sequel. The subtitle of the film will be The Multiverse of Madness. Since we were teased with a multiverse in Spider-Man: Far From Home, but let down, Benedict Cumberbatch’s next go at it will surely explore the route. So far, Wanda Maximoff’s powers haven’t been explored to their full extent. But with all the pieces in place, she could create some havoc (and perhaps the X-Man, Havok).
Scarlet Witch started out as a villain in the comics. She was introduced as a member of her father’s team, The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, she was also introduced as a villain, created by Baron Von Strucker, and then a pawn of Ultron’s. However, she was eventually given an invite to the title team by the end of the flick. Unfortunately, she also lost her brother in that movie. By losing Quicksilver, and then her lover, Vision, in Avengers: Infinity War, she could eventually fall back to the dark side.
Along with the aforementioned, there are many fans who theorize that Doctor Strange 2 will borrow from the “House of M” arc. In such, Wanda created an alternate reality where mutants were no more. Theories suggest that she would do the opposite, explaining why there weren’t mutants in the MCU beforehand.
Before Doctor Stange in the Multiverse of Madness, Olsen will reprise her role in the Disney Plus show, WandaVision. It is said to start off in a 50’s sitcom-style reality. And then, by the end of the mini-series, things will get so crazy, that they will carry on over to the movie. Paul Bettany is expected to return for the show. Perhaps one thing that will tip her over will be a failed resurrection of her lover.
My hope would be that this could introduce Wonder Man. In the comics, Wonder Man was used to simulate Vision’s brain waves. Nathan Fillion’s face was used in a deleted scene from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Wonder Man’s alter-ego, Simon Williams. Would Wonder Man and Nathan Fillion be too much to ask?
WandaVision will be available to stream on Disney Plus early 2021. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will teleport into theaters, May 7th, 2021. For news on those, and anything else MCU, stay tuned to Screen Geek.