Marvel is heading into a whole new direction with the sophomore outing of Doctor Strange, and he won’t be alone for the ride. At the comic con before the head honcho of Marvel studios, Kevin Feige, announced the future of the MCU, he introduced Scarlet Witch who was said to be joining the Doctor in his quest. This new revelation opened whole new possibilities for the Doctor Strange sequel.
Watch: The announcement of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness at the comic-con
Scarlet Witch is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel comics’ history. The reason she is so powerful is because Scarlet’s power is wild and unharnessed. She uses magic similar to the Doctor, but her power is not channeled and controlled like Doctor Strange. Even Kevin Feige said Scarlet is not as disciplined as the other students of the magic because she is not a trained user of the magic. He said;
Her powers, she's never had any training, I'm talking about Scarlet Witch. She never had any training; she's figuring it out. Arguably, you could say that that's why her powers are much more chaotic and much more loose in the way that we showcased those light effects. In [Doctor Strange], some of what you might see today, even the cover of Entertainment Weekly, it's much tighter. It's all about focus. It's all about pulling energies from other dimensions in an organized and purposeful fashion, which is why they can do a lot more than she can in, at least, a much more precise way.
The reason we are talking about her power is, in the comics she is so powerful the Witch can create whole new realities. We learn from the comics, Scarlet taps into 'Chaos Magic'; the power was granted to her from an Elder God 'Chthon' who wants to rule Earth. We saw the power and the reaches she can go with her power in 2005 event story of House of M. Scarlet was able to create a whole new reality where she granted every one whatever their hearts desired. This event leads into the Scarlet Witch having kids with 'Vision', which is impossible considering Vision is an android.
In the story, it is apparent she created a whole new world for herself so she can be happy. The movies, on the other hand, are seemingly following the same path, we know Scarlet is the one person who lost the most in the past movies. She lost her brother in Age of Ultron and after which she let out a huge energy burst, she was a low powered being at the point in the movie, and still, you could see the raw potential of her power. Then her emotions were again apparent in Endgame where Scarlet arrived to battle Thanos, one of the most powerful beings and she almost shredded him to pieces all because she was fueled by her emotions.
In the comics we’ve seen what happens when Scarlet Witch gets emotional, she loses touch with reality and it is in this particular moment she decides to approach the Doctor. Her new realities were always unstable, and maybe it is why she is going to be the cause of the Multiverse of Madness.
Watch: Scarlet Witch fights Thanos
We’ve deduced the villain of the movie is going to be Nightmare, but it seems Scarlet may make a villainous turn in the film. WandaVision is coming right before Doctor Strange 2, and we’ve got confirmation the series is going to lead into the movie which only means the series will be of consequence to the film. Maybe in the series, Wanda gradually starts to lose her grip with reality after all the trauma she faced, and the Doctor will go on a quest to save her from herself.
A grieving Scarlet could be the reason for the creation of multiple realities which thrusts the world into chaos, and Doctor Strange needs to fight her to bring order. It all feels like the movie is laying the groundworks for a Scarlet Witch villain which is not something we are looking forward to, but it is going to be interesting to see.