Scarlet Witch Deserves Better Than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – What We Know!

However past the existence of Wanda’s kids, Pace and Wiccan—and Wanda’s badass Scarlet Witch costume—Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity primarily ignores WandaVision completely. A lot in order that it typically feels just like the individuals concerned in making the film didn’t even watch the present. 

Which, because it seems, they principally didn’t. Based on a Rolling Stone interview, director Sam Raimi “simply [saw] key moments of some episodes” that he “was instructed immediately affect our storyline,” a reality which is each disappointing and maddening abruptly. Did these key moments…not embrace the collection finale?

Gone is the nuanced understanding of what Wanda has been pressured to sacrifice within the title of the better good, the present’s delicate depiction of grief and the emotional trauma it leaves behind, and its innate understanding that her want for a household wasn’t about energy, it was about peace. As a substitute is a type of maternal insanity, during which Wanda is basically solely outlined by her want to search out some model, any model of her sons. 

Equally erased are Wanda’s hard-won steps ahead, mentally and emotionally talking. Sure, in WandaVision she did one thing horrible within the title of her grief by mind-controlling a city, however she realized it was flawed and select to undo it herself, with the complete information and understanding of the ache it might trigger her to must say goodbye to the household she made. That’s development. And it’s one thing Multiverse of Insanity conveniently chooses to disregard, primarily telling the very same story once more, simply with a better physique rely and quite a bit much less private company (in any case, within the movie, Wanda’s additionally been corrupted by an evil magic guide often called the Darkhold, so it’s not even clear what number of of her decisions are her personal). 

As a substitute of seeing a narrative that continued that journey, that allowed Wanda to maneuver ahead, to discover a means out of her melancholy and a brand new function for the life she nonetheless has to reside, we bought one during which Marvel’s finest and most nuanced depiction of trauma is deserted in favor of a reasonably generic supervillain origin story, only one with deeply creepy undertones about motherhood and feminine emotion.

It’s clearly not an accident that her sudden obsession with motherhood reads quite a bit like an outline of “feminine hysteria”, however it is disappointing within the 12 months of our Lord 2022, after many years of commentary on the myriad and varied ways in which the comics these movies are primarily based on have accomplished Wanda soiled on this identical particular means. Turning a preferred feminine character’s nuanced emotional state into what is basically a type of “womb insanity” reads like nothing a lot as an insult to each feminine fan sitting within the multiplex.