With all of the major progress that transpired in WandaVision, one can only visualize that their insinuations will carve the path for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following the inference of the series, fans have already taken to the web to discuss philosophies for the oncoming plots. Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness has been a bulging topic, mostly because the film is directly tied to the events of WandaVision. However, as is the case for every superhero movie a supervillain is needed, and while many have speculated about Multiverse of Madness’s villain could be Agatha Harkness.
A Reddit user claims that the antagonist of Doctor Strange’s second sequel will be Wanda Maximoff herself. The post-credits scene in WandaVision’s final episode, “The Series Finale,” witnessed Wanda Maximoff living in a secluded mountain area in a small cabin. However, in a stunning turn of events, Wanda Maximoff projects her astral form as the Scarlet Witch while trying to unlock and understand the secrets of the Darkhold while in the background the voices of Tommy Maximoff and Billy Maximoff are audible.
So, the fan theory suggests that Wanda in pursuit of getting back Billy and Tommy will rip across time and space further complicate the already chaotic multiverse. The walls between realities will waver, leading them to bleed into one another. This is where Doctor Strange being the protector of realities will discover the cause of chaos and confront Wanda as she is the source of the problem. And if that’s the case, then Strange won’t be assisting Wanda in her search for the twins, rather he’ll be trying to mend the realities that she has traumatized. It has also been theorized that this interruption by Doctor Strange will not be met with kindness on Wanda’s behalf and he may have to battle it out with her. Also, with Wanda now possessing the knowledge from the Darkworld she may become a force to reckon with, and we may witness the magical clash of the year.
And if that wasn’t enough to make the case, another fan commented on the post and expanded the theory by mentioning Baron Mordo, a fellow sorcerer who went rogue at the end of Doctor Strange. In the post-credit scenes of Doctor Strange, the film seemed to set him up to be the antihero in Multiverse of Madness, and he still could be within this theory. Mordo may take advantage of the torn realities or maybe of a desperate Wanda herself to achieve her own goals. He claimed in the Doctor Strange post-credit scenes that the problem with the world is that it has “too many sorcerers”, and so it stands to reason that he could utilize the “madness” to take down other wizards or even contest Strange for the title of Sorcerer Supreme. Mordo’s intentions seem to be directed with hate and prejudice and maybe one of the trouble makers in Doctor Strange 2.
Besides, the scheme also goes on to say that eventually, Wanda will realize that she’s being manipulated by a third entity. We are still uncertain that how will Wanda deal with the whole scenario. But one thing is certain that whom so ever she finds on the other end will have to be a worthy opponent. Also, it may be possible that Doctor Strange and Wanda may team up against the entity, and fight it back from whichever universe or multiverse it came from.
Also, Wanda will use her chaos magic and will break down whatever barrier is keeping her out of her reality, bringing about mass destruction. This is what Agatha intended when she said Wanda will destroy the world. Wanda herself won’t bring about destruction, but her chaos magic will unleash a force that will. Wanda as the “villain” of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness makes perfect sense. Still grieving and desperate to obtain some resemblance of the perfect life she created in Westview. She will stop at nothing to find her children, even if it means causing mass destruction. She’ll serve as an eccentric, compassionate villain as she continues to process her loss. While Strange will appear not to fight against her, but to clean up the mess she’s made.
Directed by Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness will star Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez.