WandaVision director reveals his thoughts on Scarlet Witch’s portrayal in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) started out as a hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and eventually helped the Avengers get rid of a murderous robot in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fast-forward a few years and the fan-favorite character turned villain, serving as the main antagonist of Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness as she scoured reality in an attempt to kidnap various versions of children whom she conjured with magic for the first time. ComicBook.com’s Chris Killian recently had a chance to catch up with WandaVision lead Matt Shakman and asked the filmmaker what he thought of the character’s descent into madness.

“I talked to Michael Waldron a lot and I talked to Sam Raimi and we also shared a lot from the art department as we were making the Darkhold and her costume and other things that would continue, so there was a lot of synergy.” Shakman said. I am definitely aware of the conversation on the internet about Wanda and her character. I’m so proud of everything we’ve done WandaVision. That show is really special, working with Lizzie, and telling that story was so unique and fun.”

Shakman, who is likely to begin production on Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot within a year, then compared the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a race, saying that several filmmakers have a chance to tell some of the overarching story.

“When you’re in this universe, you have to pass the baton,” the filmmaker added. “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 part of the race and then you pass the baton and it’s up to others to tell that story I think they made decisions they had to make for that story to work and I thought it was a super entertaining movie.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Insanity is now streaming on Disney+ and available for purchase on physical home media, where movies are also sold. What did you think of the sequel? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section or by hitting our writer @AdamBarnhardt on Twitter to chat with everyone stuff MCU!

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