MCU: AN OFFICIAL TIMELINE Book Leads To Debate About Whether The Scarlet Witch Is Alive Or Dead

MCU: AN OFFICIAL TIMELINE Book Leads To Debate About Whether The Scarlet Witch Is Alive Or Dead MCU: AN OFFICIAL TIMELINE Book Leads To Debate About Whether The Scarlet Witch Is Alive Or Dead

Fans have been speculating about the Scarlet Witch's status ever since Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released, but does the newly released MCU: An Official Timeline book clear things up?

By JoshWilding - Oct 25, 2023 02:10 PM EST

In WandaVision, we saw Wanda Maximoff finally become the Scarlet Witch. However, her evolution ended on a tragic note when she was forced to drop the Hex around Westview and say goodbye to The Vision and her children, Tommy and Billy. 

By the time Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness rolled around, the Darkhold had corrupted the Avenger and she went on a rampage through countless realities in an effort to find Variants of her twin boys. 

Verging on being a full-blown villain by the time all was said and done, Wanda eventually saw the error of her ways and appeared to bury herself beneath Wundagore after using her powers to destroy every possible copy of the Darkhold throughout the Multiverse. 

Fans have since argued back and forth about whether Wanda survived - possibly teleporting herself to safety - but does The MCU: An Official Timeline book offer new insights into her current status? 

As you can see below, it says that when the mountain collapsed, she "[ended] two great threats to all of the Multiverse." Some have taken that as confirmation the Scarlet Witch dead, but a reliable scooper suggests she simply "ended the threat that she herself posed, NOT herself."

Previously, we've heard that the hero's fate will be addressed in a Special Presentation tied to Agatha that's partially based on "The Witches' Road" storyline. 

Reading between the lines, though, and Marvel Studios is likely just hedging its bets; if Elizabeth Olsen agrees to reprise the role, then Wanda lived but if she decides it's time to move on, then the Doctor Strange sequel will be where her story ends. We'll just have to wait and see. 

Do you think the Scarlet Witch survived?

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the Marvel Cinematic Universe unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. We'll journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

The movie's cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. 

The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Loki Head Writer Michael Waldron. 

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now streaming on Disney+.

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Matchesz - 10/25/2023, 2:08 PM
Boy do I not give a heck
mountainman - 10/25/2023, 2:10 PM
Why would we want this hero turned villain to come back?
HashTagSwagg - 10/25/2023, 2:27 PM
@mountainman - Hey now, Calling her a "Villain" is a bit extreme, lets not forget she was only trying to be with her imaginary kids.
Drace24 - 10/25/2023, 2:32 PM
@mountainman - Because that's a really interesting character arc?
Feralwookiee - 10/25/2023, 2:11 PM
"Do you think the Scarlet Witch survived?"



I mean, what they did to her was character assassination, but this is the MCU, so just like the comics...no one is ever really gone.

Drace24 - 10/25/2023, 2:35 PM
@Feralwookiee - Wanda was the best part of that movie, imo.
Feralwookiee - 10/25/2023, 5:43 PM
@Drace24 - To each their own.
I thought it was terrible writing and her actions were moronic considering all the things she'd been through in Civil War specifically.

I don't know how you bring her character back and attempt to redeem her after all the dumb shit they had her do in MOM.
Drace24 - 10/25/2023, 7:20 PM
@Feralwookiee - This is very easily explained: Wanda lost her parents in a bombing, her brother was killed by Ultron, she was forced to kill Vision, then had to watch how he was brought back to life and killed again. Then she dusted for five years and when she returned most of her new family (Tony, Steve and Natasha) were also gone. Then her grief overwhelmed her and she created her hex, in which she created herself a new family and happy life... and then had to give it up again. Then, instead of therapy, she came under the influence of the literal book of the damned.

You don't think that someone who's been through so much trauma might just break at some point? Wanda's story is not about becoming a girlscout again. It's about pain and loss and mental illness and yeah, she might be beyond forgiveness. But redemption is not about having a positive karma net worth again, it's about finding your way out of the darkness again. That's what I want to see.

Personally, I think this is a much deeper and more meaningful story then just "Good guy punch bad guy. Pow! Pew! Skybeam! Happy end! Yay!"
harryba11zack - 10/25/2023, 2:24 PM
depends if Elizabeth Olsen signs a new contract with disney.
marvel72 - 10/25/2023, 2:26 PM
Hope she is alive, the only female character worth giving a shit about.
Origame - 10/25/2023, 3:53 PM
@marvel72 - I mean, they did ruin her character. Now she's cool with town enslavement, mass deaths, and the end of all of reality if it means being with another person's kids.
marvel72 - 10/25/2023, 9:03 PM
@Origame - OK pick another character you want to see more off? Captain Marvel, Ms.Marvel, Ironheart, She-Hulk, Shuri,Ghost,Wasp, Photon and Taskmaster? I guess Black Widow 2 might be alright to see more of.
Origame - 10/25/2023, 9:07 PM
@marvel72 - ...burn it all!
Drace24 - 10/25/2023, 2:34 PM
Does anyone actually believe that one of the most powerful characters in the MCU died because rocks fell on her? She'll be back to life just in time for her redemption arc and we all know it.
RitoRevolto - 10/25/2023, 2:50 PM
@Drace24 - Yes. Quite a few people on twitter are convinced she's dead and that Elizabeth isn't coming back for either Secret Wars or Kang Dynasty. It's... they're very dumb.
Drace24 - 10/25/2023, 3:25 PM
@RitoRevolto - Well, people on Twitter are known for always being reasonable.
bkmeijer1 - 10/25/2023, 2:35 PM
Doesn't take a scooper to come up with that. About as reliable as anyone who said that right after Multiverse of Madness.
StSteven - 10/25/2023, 3:21 PM
@bkmeijer1 - Well, to be fair, once toast is involved it takes the credibility to a whole new level. I mean, I've had some toast before that was like a religious experience. "CanWeGetSomeToast"? More like "CanWeGetAnAmen"?
J0HNS0N - 10/25/2023, 2:39 PM
I mean, it was purposefully ambiguous. She's alive or dead based on what they do next.
Drace24 - 10/25/2023, 2:40 PM
The only thing that died in that movie is my cringe-meter when the ice cream song happened.

...And all the people Wanda killed. But, geez man, the ice cream song. WTF was that? Who allowed this?
Matchesz - 10/25/2023, 2:46 PM
@Drace24 - I know right I mean I do like ice cream but come on
marvel72 - 10/25/2023, 3:06 PM
@Drace24 -

I liked the movie overall but that song was f*ckin bad.

Drace24 - 10/25/2023, 3:18 PM
@marvel72 - I actually did not mind the Illuminati getting smoked. That was badass and had a narrative reason. It was to show Wanda as even more of a threat. But who worked on this overly hasty movie and decided "Yeah, we have time for two children awkwardly singing about how much they like ice cream! That's something children do apropos of nothing, right?"
marvel72 - 10/25/2023, 3:28 PM
@Drace24 - They must have did the song in one take, I couldn't sit through it more than once.

Unless they had multiple takes and that was the best one.
Vigor - 10/25/2023, 4:21 PM
@marvel72 - I mean they're kids. Not disney clubhouse singers
marvel72 - 10/25/2023, 9:04 PM
@Vigor - But still... It was shit though.
Vigor - 10/26/2023, 7:28 AM
@marvel72 - realistic. It'd be odd to me if they were ace singers
That's like how everyone in Hollywood used to have to look like models. When real life ain't like that
RolandD - 10/25/2023, 2:47 PM
Ideally, I would like to see her back as a hero but for that to work, it would have to show in someway that she was under someone’s control from the beginning of WandaVision on. Perhaps that could be Mephisto. I doubt that they will go that route with her though.
Drace24 - 10/25/2023, 3:23 PM
@RolandD - They can, and probably should, introduce Mephisto as someone who wants to manipulate Wanda, but PLEASE do not do that to excuse her WandaVision actions. Having one of their heroes commit such an atrocity requires some real balls and they better not backpedal on that. Obviously Wanda will never get her hero card back, but I'd rather see them explore the aftermath of a fallen hero then to go "never mind!"
Ha1frican - 10/25/2023, 3:13 PM
Nobody is dead unless you see it and even then they could always comes back.
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