Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff has been in three different alliances during her lifetime in the MCU so far. The journey for Maximoff, one of the most beloved characters in the MCU, began with- being an ally of the AI villain Ultron, then a full-time member of the Avengers, and finally coming to her villainous form as Scarlet Witch in the latest Doctor Strange movie.
Olsen’s portrayal of the Sokovian native is right up there besides the female superheroes that Marvel fans would give their lives for, and a new major announcement regarding the character has made fans super happy for the actress. Here’s what’s next for Wanda Maximoff.
A New Comic Book For Scarlet Witch, But Does Elizabeth Olsen Return?
The new and much angrier Wanda Maximoff, who is now known as Scarlet Witch has been awarded a new upcoming and brand comic series that will become purchasable as soon as January hits.
Scarlet Witch will be the star of the comic book, and it’s going to be written by Steve Orlando, known for the Marauders and Darkhold saga. It’ll be drawn by artist Sara Pichelli, who is known for her impressive work on the second volume of Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man.
The announcement of a comic book series based on the character most famously portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen, called Scarlet Witch is going to sound like music to the ears of fans of the character. But does this also mean that Marvel has plans to bring her back into the Avengers in the MCU? Or at least a return to the universe?
There is a door that appears only to those who need it most. On the other side is a mysterious witchcraft shop. If your need is great and your hope is gone, there you will meet the Scarlet Witch! 🚪
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) September 14, 2022
. Here’s Twitter’s Marvel fanatics reacting to the character’s return in a solo comic-
My heart skipped a beat. MOTHER WE'VE MISSED YOU pic.twitter.com/CX5K647gqx
— Jomark Magbanua (@jomark_magbanua) September 14, 2022
She really is back-
I can’t believe this is happening! We won!! The Scarlet Witch is back 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/249q1e6Wnd
— Sia and Wanda’s Angel (@Angel27424636) September 14, 2022
Give us that solo MCU movie too! –
beautiful artwork ♥️♥️ now we need some news on that solo Wanda film with Lizzie pls and thanks 🤲 pic.twitter.com/benprvjvSN
— 𝚍𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚎𝚕 (@dhodzic17) September 14, 2022
It is only fair to speculate that this might mark a return for Olsen as the character in an MCU solo project, and those speculations might be fully realized later.
This mainly comes from the simple fact that Marvel Comics rarely makes solo comic book projects if they do not wish to use them in the MCU itself. So maybe we will be seeing Olsen return as an Avenger shortly to the MCU!
What’s Scarlet Witch Going To Be About For Wanda Maximoff?
The creative team of Sara Pichelli and Steve Orlando will be bringing to life a new look for Maximoff in Scarlet Witch, which plans on creating a whole new world of adventures that Maximoff will be a part of.
It’s been reported that Maximoff is now reborn as a hero in the Marvel Universe, and is willing to use her powers in a new way to help those who need them the most. This comes after her redemption in X-Men: Trial of Magneto.
In the official Marvel announcement post on their website that reveals the first look of Scarlet Witch, the writer had some words for the upcoming comic book series-
“Since I first stepped into the House of Ideas, the Scarlet Witch has been with me – in fact, she was the star of my first Marvel work ever, kicking ass, weaving spells, and humbling Doom in Darkhold! So, there was no way I could pass up the chance to work on Scarlet Witch”
“Wanda Maximoff has finally broken free of the shadows she’s wrestled with for years. And now? Sara Pichelli, Russell Dauterman, and I are unveiling the next chapter of her powerful, improbable, magical life. When you have nowhere else to turn…you turn to the Scarlet Witch. And God help anyone who gets in her way.”
That’s a truly exciting statement for the upcoming series, and we couldn’t be any less excited about its release. Let’s hope this also means that we’ll be seeing a new solo MCU movie for the character sometime sooner than later.
Scarlet Witch, based on Wanda Maximoff, will be debuting in January.
Source: The Direct