Warning: Contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness!
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in theaters, and fans have been confused by something regarding Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), aka Scarlet Witch.
The film is directly linked to the end of WandaVision, the Marvel series for Disney+ that showed the character in mourning and madness after losing her husband, Vision (Paul Bettany) in Avengers: Endgame. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the character is still mourning Vision, but no longer seems concerned about finding him (or any version of him).
In the new film, Wanda is looking only for her children, Billy and Tommy (Julian Hilliard and Jett Klyne), and in an interview with Collider, the actress explains:
“There’s a whole list of things, like my brother, my parents. I think the main reason when we talk about whether this multiverse exists, and in that version of the universe this woman wasn’t with the Vision. We like to keep it as a mystery. For some reason, he’s not in her world. I always thought of her more as a domestic Wanda. They got divorced. They are separate. She’s not wearing a wedding ring for a reason. Like that kind of thing. We liked the idea of her being alone. The idea really is that the most important thing when you become a mother in the world is your children, and that’s why,” says the actress.
“Children are also part of her myth. I think that’s part of it too. I think once you are a mother, the loss of your child is more painful than any other loss you may experience. That’s really why,” continues Olsen.
Doctor Strange 2 in theaters
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Doctor Strange 2) has been receiving praise for the direction of Sam Raimi and has achieved good numbers in its debut on Rotten Tomatoes. The box office is also taking off, breaking records in its first days in theaters.
The main cast consists of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. Xochitl Gomez, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong and Christian Bale are some of the names that are also present in the new film.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Doctor Strange 2) is now in theaters.
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