Via Culture Crave on X (formerly Twitter), an excerpt from The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline states Scarlet Witch died in the Doctor Strange sequel, meeting her demise during a climactic confrontation at Mount Wundagore. “[Wanda] destroys Wundagore – and collapses it upon herself – ending two great threats to all of the Multiverse,” the excerpt read.
Confirmation of Scarlet’s death quells fan speculation about what happened to Wanda Maximoff’s alter-ego in The Multiverse of Madness. In the sequel, Wanda battles Doctor Strange, America Chavez, and Wong before being transported to Earth-838 where she comes face-to-face with her sons, Tommy and Billy. When her children cry out for their real mother after being scared of her, she’s emotionally stung. She realizes she needs to change her ways, returning to Wundagore to eradicate the Darkhold from the Multiverse. However, while destroying Wundagore, the wreckage eventually envelops her and kills her.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe: An Official Timeline‘s confirmation of Scarlet’s passing comes amid speculation about whether the character, played by Elizabeth Olsen, would return to the MCU. While she’s enjoyed playing the character, Olsen has made it clear multiple times she wants to move on from Scarlet and engage in various passion projects. Additionally, Olsen said she doesn’t miss playing Scarlet and doesn’t want to be defined by that singular role.
Will Elizabeth Olsen Ever Return as Scarlet Witch?
Though Scarlet sacrificed herself at the end of the Doctor Strange sequel, there is always the chance the character could come back in the MCU due to how Marvel’s multiverses work. Cobie Smulders, who’s played Maria Hill in several MCU projects, revealed her character will be featuring in The Marvels despite being killed off in the premiere episode of Secret Invasion. There have also been long-standing rumors about the potential return of Tony Stark/Iron Man, though there are no known plans in place for the hero’s revival after his emotional death in Avengers: Endgame. Olsen herself previously stated she’d like to see a crossover between Scarlet and the X-Men when the mutant group eventually makes its MCU debut.
Olsen most recently starred in the comedy-drama film, His Three Daughters, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 9. Meanwhile, it’s been reported Marvel is planning a Doctor Strange threequel, with insiders claiming the studio added the movie to its release schedule this past February.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is available for streaming via Disney+.
Source: Culture Crave/X