‘Doctor Strange 2’: The writer responds to the negative critics about Scarlet Witch

Elizabeth Olsen returns to life as Wanda Maximoff in the sequel about the sorcerer played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Her story in the film, directed by Sam Raimi, has caused divided opinions.

BEWARE, ‘SPOILERS’! The following news item contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has caused a division of opinions with one of his characters. In the movie about the sorcerer played by Benedict Cumberbatch, Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is the villain. The loss of your partner View (Paul Bettany) and his children Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne) in the Disney+ series Scarlet Witch and Vision has led the Avenger past enemies. In the film, directed by Sam Raimi, Wanda goes to great lengths to steal power from America Chavez (Xochitl Gómez), who can travel through the multiverse, and thus go to another reality in which she is happy with her two children.

This change of side has not pleased all fans and they have not hesitated to share their negative reaction on Twitter. For example: «I will never forgive Marvel Studios for their sexist and able-bodied treatment of Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.. Women can be powerful without losing themselves. Mental illness does not make you a villain. Do better,» posted user natnthehat. Others have argued that the film ignores the events of Scarlet Witch and Vision.

Michael Waldron, writer of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, has responded to these negative reviews. «I suppose that I’ll tell fans of Scarlet Witch and Vision that I get it.«, begins the also writer of Loki in CB. «Seeing a character that you love to do bad things sucks. That creates a strong feeling, which is what we’re trying 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’s journey.«.

The screenwriter has also talked about what Scarlet Witch and Vision mean to him and how he interprets it in the face of Wanda’s evolution. «My interpretation of the story of Scarlet Witch and Vision was that Wanda is facing her pain, but she is not conquering it. It’s a series about her living in denial and conquering her denial, but I don’t think she’s adequately considering her anger at all she’s endured, and that anger is what she carries with her as she walks away with the Darkhold, that evil book, and the knowledge that she is the Scarlet Witch,» she explains. «And I think it’s that anger that the Darkhold taps into and pushes her into what is, for me and I think for Wanda, a noble and very justifiable journey. She only loves her children«.


The Scarlet Witch and Vision post-credits scene previewed what has happened in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. After undoing his spell on Westview and letting her children and Vision go, Wanda walks away from society to study the Darkhold and hears the voices of Tommy and Billy calling for help.

The truth is that Wanda is one of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that more dramas has been found on its way. As a child, in SokoviaHe witnessed his parents die. In Avengers: Age of Ultron it was his brother. Peter Maximoff (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who passed away. In Avengers: Infinity War he had to destroy the Mind Gem of his Vision partner and kill him. The latter did not help at all. Thanos (Josh Brolin) used the Time Gem to undo it all and complete your Infinity Gauntlet with the mighty stone. Finally, after building a community in which to live happily with the synthezoid and creating his two children, she also had to say goodbye to all that.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness takes proceeds more than 532 million dollars around the world. The film has become the best premiere of 2022 and it seems that it could also be crowned the highest grossing film of the year after surpassing The Batman.

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