After going full-on villain in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Wanda Maximoff embraces being the Scarlet Witch after the corruption she got from the Darkhold. With her story being full of pain and suffering, the narrative continues to widen, toughening her up, but after the ending of the film, what happens next to her?
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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: What Happens Next to Wanda?
Throughout the film, Wanda only wants to be with her children, Billy and Tommy, and through the Darkhold, she can access into the consciousness of her other variants living in other realities to be with her children and feel as if they are still there.
However, the Darkhold, the Book of the Damned, and not only does the book bring destruction to everything around it, the Darkhold also consumes its reader to break into the darkness within. As Wanda arrives at the temple of Chthon, to her and Wong’s surprise, the guardians of the place bowed down to her, and she realizes that they are just waiting for her arrival – a powerful vessel for Chthon.
America Chavez is a smart kid, she knew where to hit Wanda without having to physically hurt her. Knowing that Billy and Tommy are Wanda's anchors, America punches through a hole where the children are. Wanda sees her children scared of her and the variant of her living in that reality makes her realize what damage she caused.
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In the end, Wanda, herself, knew that the Darkhold has consumed her and to make sure that no one else would be able to access the Darkhold ever again, Wanda brings down the whole temple of Chthon, where the original spells of the book of the Damned are written on the walls.
Wanda went down with the temple but there's a hint that she may still be alive given that after it crumbled down the mountain, Wanda was able to destroy every version of the Darkhold in the whole multiverse as the version beside Strange gets destroyed by Wanda.
It must be noted that Wanda may or may not have survived the destruction of the temple of Chthon but given her powers, she may be very well alive as the darkness in her fades away along with the Darkhold's destruction.
Rumors are going around that there would be an upcoming solo movie for Wanda Maximoff sometime in the future and while it is yet to be confirmed nor announced, in a chat with On Demand Entertainment, Elizabeth Olsen said that she would love to do another Marvel project. After all, Olsen’s contract is far from its end. There is surely more for her character.
Many fans would love to see a narrative of Wanda not having to be in pain or suffering. Her story always falls on the same way, doing something wrong realizing it in the end and being the hero that undoes it all. Even the fans can feel that her character has been through so much already. Still, even Olsen would love to say Wanda’s most iconic comic book line, “no more mutants,” so either way, everyone’s looking forward to see where Wanda’s next journey is.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in theaters.