Doctor Strange 2 writer Michael Waldron says that the emotional arc of Scarlet Witch will continue in the Marvel Cinematic Universe well after WandaVision.
Writer Michael Waldron, who is currently promoting Loki, is also lending his creative talents to Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, which sees Sam Raimi directing both Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. The last time we saw Elizabeth Olsen’s was at the end of WandaVision, where she fully assumed the role of the Scarlet Witch, reaching new emotional and powerful heights. The post-credits scene perfectly set up her new trajectory in Doctor Strange 2 and it has become evident now that the creative team for the Benedict Cumberbatch-led sequel is ready to double down on what made Scarlet Witch so great.
In an interview with Collider, Waldron discussed how Scarlet Witch’s emotional arc will continue in Doctor Strange 2, revealing that he had access to WandaVision scripts and its writer. The writer also revealed that he worked with Elizabeth Olsen to help craft the character’s future story.
“We had access to the scripts and then to cuts [of WandaVision], I became good friends with Jac Schaeffer, head writer of WandaVision, while I was writing Loki. Her and I became good pals, because we were kind of in it together and everything. She’s great and brilliant and just somebody I really admired. It was nice to know somebody that we could commiserate together over our crazy jobs.”
“I had the benefit of just being able to call Jac and talk to her about Wanda’s character and everything, because it was really important to me that I do right by her with what she did with Wanda as a character. And also, with Lizzie [Olsen], who’s a friend of mine. I really worked with her and made sure, ‘Okay, you guys just did this incredibly intimate show about this character that grew her so much. Let’s make sure that we’re doing that justice and telling a fulfilling next chapter of that story.’”
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You can read the official synopsis for WandaVision below.
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.
Matt Shakman directed the series with Jac Schaeffer as the lead scribe with Kevin Feige producing; 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, Evan Peters as Ralph Bohner, and Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness.
WandaVision is available on Disney Plus, while Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theaters on March 25, 2022. Keep following along to stay up to date on all of the latest surrounding the upcoming MCU projects, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!