Many fans of Wanda Maximoff have not liked some of the paths that Marvel Studios has taken with the character in ” Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ” and the screenwriter of the film has finally responded to the criticism.
From Westview to the Multiverse
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ caught many Wanda Maximoff fans by surprise with the revelation that she was the absolute villain of the film. Scarlet Witch has become an enemy to be feared and reckoned with and has given us some of the most heartbreaking and disturbing moments in the MCU.
After Vision‘s death, Wanda tried to build a perfect life for both of them with her powers in ‘ Scarlet Witch and Vision ‘. The events of the series left her alone again, without Vision or her children Billy and Tommy, so the former avenger decides to steal America Chavez‘s powers to travel through the multiverse and find a reality where her children still exist. .and stops at nothing to achieve it.
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This turn for the character has not been very liked by a sector of her fans who have been very indignant with the treatment of Wanda. The criticism has reached such a point that Michael Waldron, the film’s screenwriter, has ended up going out into the ring to explain why Wanda acts like this in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’
“What I would say to fans of ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’ is that I get it,” the screenwriter said. “It sucks to see a character you love doing bad things. That raises a lot of very strong feelings, which is what we try to do in the movies. We never would have done it if we didn’t feel like it was the next step in his character development.”
The plot of ‘ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ‘ takes place sometime after the events of ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’, where the seeds for Wanda’s evolution in the film are already planted, especially by taking over the Darkhold and starting exploring the Multiverse.
“For me, my interpretation of the story of ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’ is that Wanda was dealing with the duel in the series, but she is not necessarily conquering it,” Waldrón explained. “It’s a show about her denying reality and conquering this denial, but I don’t think she’s calculating everything that’s happened with her anger, and this anger is what she carries with her when she finds out she’s the Scarlet Witch and gets this book.” evil, the Darkhold.”
“I also think it’s this anger that the Dakhold feeds on, and it pushes her on what – I think for me and Wanda – is a very noble and justifiable journey. She just wants her children,” the screenwriter continued.