Avengers fans are defending Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch after a new ranking of the team put the hero in a lower position.
Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch was briefly trending on Twitter after fans were fiercely defending the hero following her ranking in a tweet from Entertainment Weekly. The outlet challenged tweeters to create their own Avengers team for $15 following their ranking – but many fans were outraged that Scarlet Witch was only valued at $2. Given that her powers came from an Infinity Stone, it’s disappointing that she was ranked at the same level as Happy Hogan.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) April 21, 2020
Many Avengers fans were quick to point out that Scarlet Witch’s low ranking makes her a bargain considering her incredible skill set. Many used the example of her fight against Thanos in Avengers: Endgame when defending her. While others pointed out that the ranking also forgot to include Captain Marvel, which feels like a sleight against the hero who’s set to lead the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One fan also pointed out that although Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful Avengers, the ranking was likely done on popularity rather than skill level.
I think they did it based on popularity and not power. Scarlet Witch is top 3 most powerful heroes in the MCU.
— FoRt Hydra 😼 (@joeggreen) April 22, 2020
What do you think about the ranking? Do you think Scarlet Witch deserves more respect? Are you excited for WandaVision? Sound off in the comments below!
Here is the official synopsis for WandaVision:
Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Directed by Matt Shakman with Jac Schaeffer as head writer, WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, and Kathryn Hahn in an undisclosed role.
WandaVision is currently set to arrive on Disney Plus in December 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we hear it!