Wanda Will Become the Scarlet Witch in ‘WandaVision’

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X-Men fans have had an early stocking filler delivered to them by Santa Feige as he revealed some long-awaited news about where the upcoming Disney+ series WandaVision will take its leading lady Wanda Maximoff.

At CCXP last weekend, while the entire event seemed to pale in significance to the Wonder Woman 1984 panel and trailer, MCU helmsman Kevin Feige still managed to gain a buzz amongst fans when he confirmed that Wanda would officially be called Scarlet Witch in the upcoming series, six years after her official introduced in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and seven years after her introductory cameo in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

While Wanda may have been insultingly referred to as a “little witch” by Iron Man during the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, this is the only hint of her comic-book mantle in the MCU thus far.

This is most likely the reasoning of the conditions surrounding both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver’s involvement split between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fox X-Men Universe which included no reference to the Mutant origins of the characters making them “Enhanced” as a result of the Mind Stone instead.

The Mind Stone is also the source of like for The Vision, who Feige teased would also be given a more comics-accurate focus in the upcoming Disney+ series which is rumoured to centre on Scarlet Witch creating an I Love Lucy style reality for the two of them where their comics-accurate personas will be on full display as well as the supposed inclusion of their twin sons Wiccan and Speed.

Also read: First Look at Disney+’s ‘WandaVision’

WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bently in the titular returning roles, as well as MCU returning characters Darcy Lewis (Kat Dennings), Randall Park (Jimmy Woo) and Monica Rambeau from Captain Marvel aged up to be portrayed by Teyonah Parris.

WandaVision is scheduled to air in Spring 2021 and leads directly into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness where Elizabeth Olsen will co-star.


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Jai Howlett