MCU Phase 4: 'WandaVision' may explore the darker side of Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch
Wanda has had a string of losses and that could probably lead to exposing her dark side in the mini-series.
'Bizarre' is the word associated when it comes to describing 'WandaVision'. The series has teased time travel, the return of Paul Bettany's Vision, a lead-in to the movie 'Doctor Strange in the 'Multiverse of Madness', and these are just some of the theories floating around. However, what fans would love is for the series to explore the darker side of Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff.
The character was introduced in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in the MCU. Things weren't really bright for the Maximoffs back then. Their powers were a result of the experiments conducted by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. While her brother Pietro gained speed as his superpower, Wanda's abilities included neural electric interfacing, telekinesis, and mental manipulation.
The battle against Ultron ended badly for Wanda as Pietro was one of the casualties. She was later placed under home arrest in 'Captain America: Civil War' after a mission to stop Brock Rumlow from stealing a biological weapon from a lab in Lagos goes horribly wrong. In 'Avengers: Infinity War' she lost Vision and was one of Thanos' snap victims. 'Endgame' saw her mourn the death of Black Widow. In short, Wanda has had a string of losses and that could probably lead to her exploring her dark side in the miniseries.
From the comics and the X-Men animated series, it is clear that Wanda had a dark side and that part of her is more powerful, which we hope is something 'WandaVision' would tap into. In an interview with EW, Olsen hinted at the show's storyline when she revealed that this is the version of Scarlet Witch she's always wanted to explore since she first took the role.
"Just from starting from Age of Ultron,” Olsen said, “the things that I’ve loved about the Scarlet Witch are things we’re getting to explore now. And I’m very nervous and excited about it in all the fun ways. But I think we finally get to go down some roads in comic books that are favorites and explore, and it’s going to be a wild ride." At this stage, it is still unclear who Wanda's nemesis is, but all it takes for the superhero to snap is maybe another bad event. Wanda has nursed revenge before and in all fairness, she does seem to be content when its exacted. After all, she did lose family and friends.
Perhaps the series may also set up the House of M events since and X-Men- Avengers crossover is reportedly in the works. 'House of M' is a 2005 comic book storyline published by Marvel Comics and is an eight-issue comic book series. It follows the Scarlet Witch as she suffers a mental breakdown and tries to fabricate reality to recreate her lost children. In the process, things change drastically for both the X-Men and the Avengers.
Does that mean, we may see Vision and Wanda have kids in the upcoming series? If so, then this theory of her visiting her dark side may just pave the way for the epic crossover.