Elizabeth Olsen addresses social media rumors that claim Scarlet Witch could be a villain on WandaVision.
Kevin Feige once declared Brie Larson‘s Captain Marvel the most powerful superhero in the MCU, but quickly altered his stance and conferred the title to Elizabeth Olsen‘s Scarlet Witch instead.
The leading man behind the entire franchise wasn’t just changing his viewpoint for no reason, so there were evidently massive initiatives in store for a character who had chiefly worked on the periphery throughout.
Based on the forthcoming Phase Four lineup, Wanda Maximoff might be the most crucial figure in the fourth phase. Not only does she co-lead the next phase of the studio’s intertwined storyline in WandaVision, but she’s also cementing a second place in Doctor Strange‘s Multiverse of Madness (2022), making it fairly evident that her powers of reality manipulation will have some pretty serious repercussions.
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Spider-Man 3 also supports the multiverse, adding to suggestions Wanda might be disclosed as the villain of either WandaVision (2021), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), or even the whole of Phase Four itself.
During a recent interview, the actress answered the line of questioning, but predictably tiptoed around the subject, saying:
I mean, she had posed a threat that’s how she started with her anger towards Stark and she had you know, she started as that rebel and then she realized that the power she was fighting for wasn’t the actual good and so that’s why she became who she is. And whatever fighting for good means evolves over time I guess but I think she found the Avengers to be the side of good.
Having been cast as an antagonist in Avengers: Age of Ultron, we’re already familiar with seeing Wanda accept her dark side, but with the entire concept of reality at risk in the imminent Disney Plus exclusive, WandaVision is going to have massive implications that could stretch years of movies and Television shows.
We’ve never seen the MCU’s squad of heroes ever combat a real challenge from one of their own, too, and that will definitely be a new and innovative strategy after years of shady traders, childhood friends, and intergalactic threats posing as enemies.