Though Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful mutants in the comics, she has been downgraded to a side character in the MCU films. What’s great is, she’s going to be front and center with the Disney+ series WandaVision, and star Elizabeth Olsen talks a bit about how the show will be tackling different themes from the films.
“‘WandaVision’ is such an incredible concept… It’s the first time we get to understand her as the Scarlet Witch that she is in the comics, and that’s exciting for me because I haven’t yet been able to give her that time onscreen. So that’s going to be fun. She’s always been a representation of mental health and illness in the comic book series, and her major role is handling that stigma within Marvel.”
It’s going to be very interesting to delve into the powers of Scarlet Witch, seeing as she actually has the power to bend reality to her will. While she just mostly moves things with her mind in the films, I’m really eager to watch Wanda go all out in the series.
While some are speculating that Kathryn Hahn’s Agnes is going to be the main villain of the show, I like the idea that Wanda’s grief over losing Vision is the thing that is causing all of this trouble. It’s a more mature concept compared to what we’ve gotten in the MCU, and this is the experimental storytelling that I want to see more of in the Disney shows.
WandaVision has no specific release date, but the show is expected to premiere before 2020 ends.