After Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldaña, One More Major Female Star Might Have Left The MCU

Marvel has recently confirmed that the anti-hero character met her end at the conclusion of 2022's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

After Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldaña, One More Major Female Star Might Have Left The MCU

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  • Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldaña have played crucial roles in the MCU.
  • Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow was an integral part of the Avengers.
  • Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlett Witch was the primary antagonist in Doctor Strange 2, and fans were curious to know about her fate.
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Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Saldaña have played crucial roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as their depiction of Black Widow and Gamora have left an unforgettable impact on the superhero franchise. Johansson’s portrayal of Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow in the MCU was an integral part of the Avengers team.

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Despite not having any superhuman abilities, her combat skills and quick thinking made her an outstanding hero. Similarly, Zoe Saldaña’s portrayal of Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy was equally outstanding as she authentically depicted the character, making the character memorable.

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

However, both Saldaña and Scarlett Johansson parted ways from the MCU marking their departure in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame respectively as their characters died. But as Phase 4 commenced Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlett Witch’s fate was at the end as she was brought down on top of Darkhold Castle atop Mount Wundagore. Now, Marvel has answered what her fate holds.

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Did Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlett Witch Die At The End Of Doctor Strange 2?

As ardent MCU fans remember, at the end of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/ Scarlett Witch was the primary antagonist in the film, but at the final face-off between her and Doctor Strange, she seemed to kick the bucket as she tried to correct her wrongdoings by bringing down the Darkhold Castle atop Mount Wundagore. 

Elizabeth Olsen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Elizabeth Olsen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Fans were curious about the character’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Franchise, and if they could see her in the future projects of Marvel. However, Marvel has released their book titled Marvel Studios’ The Marvel Cinematic Universe – An Official Timeline, where it was confirmed that the anti-hero character has met her end at the end of the 2022 film.

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As per Deadline, the book states that she was “stopped by what she loves: her children.” 

“The Scarlet Witch is finally stopped by what she loves: her children, who are safe and happy with their own mother, but are terrified of this sinister version of her.”

Elizabeth Olsen as The Scarlet Witch
Elizabeth Olsen as The Scarlet Witch

The book further added that Wanda Maximoff of Universe 616 destroyed the Darkhold Castle so that all the threats arising from the multiverse come to an end.

“As the kindly 838-Wanda gathers the boys and assures the heartbroken Scarlet Witch they will be loved, the Wanda Maximoff of Universe-616 surrenders: She destroys Wundagore and collapses it upon herself–ending two great threats to all of the Multiverse.”

However, Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios shared that “anything is possible in the Multiverse.” Hence, he teased that the character might be a part of the franchise in the future.

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Scarlett Johansson Shares The Complexity of Playing Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow in the MCU was mesmerizing, however, for some fans, she was just a mere member of the Avengers or a spy. But as a character, she was unique, adding vulnerability to the story. During an interview with Trippin’ with Tara, Scarlett Johansson said she made sure that her character did not rely just on her feminine qualities to get the job done.

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow

“She uses her brain, wit, and feminine wiles to get the job done. She’s a very playful character and also a character that has a really compelling story. Because she has a kind of a gray moral code.”

While fans caught a sneak peek of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in Iron Man 2, she went on to become one of the most crucial characters in the franchise, until she died in Avengers: Endgame. 

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness can be streamed on Disney+.

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Tushar Auddy, Junior Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.