One of the most unbelievably incredible developments that Marvel Phase four faced was Wanda Maximoff having transformed into a villain in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While MCU fans cheered for the Scarlet Witch’s villain arc, Doctor Strange 2 still raised some eyebrows at how things ended for Wanda. Matt Shakman, the WandaVision director, has one thing to say about it, though.
“I talked a lot to Michael Waldron and I talked to Sam Raimi and we also shared lots of the art department as we were creating the Darkhold and her costume and other things that would continue on, so there was a lot of synergy on it,” Shakman told Comicbook.com, “I’m aware of, certainly, the conversation on the internet about Wanda and her character. I’m so proud of everything we did on WandaVision. That show is really special, working with Lizzie, and telling that story was so unique and fun.”
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WandaVision was basically the grounding root as to why Wanda eventually transformed into the Scarlet Witch in the Multiverse of Madness. Not only had she lost her last loved one, Vision, that ended up foreshadowing her takeover in Westview, but this definitely built up her reason to retrieve another way of finding her twin boys within the multiverse.
“I think they made decisions they needed to make that story work and I thought it was a super entertaining movie,” Shakman continued on to say: “When you’re in this universe, you have to pass the baton. That’s part of the joy of being in the MCU, you run as hard and as fast as you can when it’s your section of the race and then you pass the baton and it’s on to others to tell that story.”
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now available to stream on Disney Plus.
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