In the last moments of Doctor Strange 2, Wanda tries to do the right thing and destroy the Darkhold after realizing how much misery and destruction she has caused – in multiple realms — in her quest to find the actual, live counterparts of her fictitious children. In this instance, it means fully wrecking the Scarlet Witch’s temple, so she causes the mountain to crumble – on top of herself. Later, when asked what happened to her, Strange shakes his head indicating Wanda didn’t make it out.
However, it is difficult to imagine Wanda Maximoff dying soon after her character finally started to evolve in a much better way. We are truly in dilemma whether she is dead or not. Although the writer for the sequel does have something to end our perplexity.
Is Wanda dead or are we going to witness her again?
Micheal Waldron, the screenwriter of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, discussed his opinions on whether the Scarlet Witch genuinely perished in the last minutes of Doctor Strange 2 in an interview with Variety. After Wanda gave her life to destroy the Darkhold, Waldron claims that her death is “up for interpretation.” After the Doctor Strange sequel, it is up to the audience to decide “whether she’s dead or not.”
“I think that’s up for interpretation. She made some kind of sacrificial act that destroyed the Darkhold in every universe, which is protecting Wanda in every universe from being seduced by the Darkhold. Whether she’s dead or not remains to be seen. I know what it’s like to love characters and not want them to be gone and to hate when they do bad things. But that’s part of the fun of watching stuff and getting swept up in it.”
Not that Wanda Maximoff actually passed away at the conclusion of Multiverse of Madness. But even if she did, she could easily reappear in the narrative with just one Kevin Feige announcement. Since nobody ever actually dies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Naturally, Waldron won’t confirm or reject either possibility. He need not really be aware of her way of existence. But it appears like Olsen will reprise her role as the Scarlet Witch sooner rather than later given the rumors of a possible Scarlet Witch-focused film.
Source – Variety
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