*This article reveals plot details for ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’.
Everyone agrees that ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ is the most violent and terrifying installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far. The film directed by Sam Raimi enters particularly dark terrain in terms of the plot of Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, who after the events of ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’, becomes 100% villainous, going through the Multiverse in search of their children and mercilessly getting out of the way of anyone who gets in his way.
Scarlet Witch’s plot has surprised many Marvel fans with its cruelty, but it turns out that it was originally going to be even darker. This was revealed by Olsen recently in an interview with Varietywhere the actress expressed her difficulties in approaching the character from such a violent point of view. “I was supposed to kill more”says the actress. “I had a hard time with that. I thought, ‘Are they human beings and is Wanda okay with ending their lives?’. But I had to focus and think that all these people were in her way and she had already warned Doctor Strange not to get in the way. And she still did it. She didn’t listen to her. So I worked on it from that point of view.”he concludes.
There is a scene in particular that has monopolized much of the conversation around the film: the massacre of the Illuminati of Earth-838 at the hands of the Scarlet Witch. In this sequence, Wanda ruthlessly murders the members of the supergroup, using the most twisted methods. In this scene, Marvel Studios shows us some of its more explicit images of violence, which has sparked a debate about whether its age rating should be higher.
But beyond the violence, what has most shocked viewers is the fact that the Illuminati, including John Krasinski as Reed Richards in his MCU debutThey barely last ten minutes on screen. On this, the writer Michael Waldron Shares Sadness With Fans And Apologizes For Giving And Taking Something So Quickly: “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry”has declared to IGN, where he also expresses his contradictory feelings regarding the final fall? from Wanda to the dark side: “I also hate it when characters I love do bad things, but I’m glad it generated such a strong response. She’s trying to get her kids back and I think she has a strong and justifiable point of view on her goal.”.
And ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’ doesn’t count?
Delving into Wanda’s controversial arc in the ‘Doctor Strange’ sequel, There are many fans who have pointed out that the film does not seem to take into account the events of ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’ and how Wanda ended up at the end of the Disney+ series. “To the ‘WandaVision’ fans I guess I’d say I get it”says Waldron on the podcast of The Playlistwhere he reiterates the idea that seeing a well-loved character become the bad guy in the show can generate intense reactions, although according to him, that “That’s what we’re trying to do with movies”. And adds, “We never would have done it if we didn’t feel like that’s the next step in the character’s journey”.
On the much-debated transition between ‘Scarlet Witch and the Vision’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,’ Waldron recalls the importance of the Darkhold and how said evil book plays an essential role in Wanda’s turn: “My interpretation of the plot of ‘WandaVision’ was that Wanda faces her pain in the series, but she doesn’t necessarily conquer it”explains the screenwriter. “The show is about the character refusing to see reality and conquering that denial, but I don’t think he faces his anger at what he’s suffered, and that anger is just what he takes with him when he walks away with the knowledge of which is the Scarlet Witch and with the Darkhold”.