• Wanda Maximoff’s Scarlet Witch sacrificed herself in a last moment of heroism in 2022’s
    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • An MCU theory suggests the Scarlet Witch may have sent herself to a pocket universe, allowing her to return in the MCU’s future.
  • The concept of incursions could see the Scarlet Witch’s reality and the MCU’s main continuity collide, bringing her back to the MCU.



Marvel Studios’ Scarlet Witch survived her self-sacrifice in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and could return to the MCU very soon, according to one brilliant fan theory. Elizabeth Olsen first appeared as Wanda Maximoff’s Scarlet Witch in the post-credits scene of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but made her official debut in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Following this, Wanda Maximoff became an Avenger, became romantically involved with Paul Bettany’s Vision, took the town of Westview, New Jersey, hostage, and chased America Chavez across the multiverse, but the Scarlet Witch’s MCU story might not actually be over.

Following the tragic events of Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame and WandaVision, Wanda Maximoff transformed into a villain in 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The Phase 4 movie saw her hunting America Chavez to steal her universe-hopping powers, hoping to enter a reality where her children, Billy and Tommy, were still alive. After a spree of devastation, the Scarlet Witch learned the error of her ways, and sacrificed herself in one last moment of heroism, bringing down Mount Wundagore and destroying the Darkhold. However, one theory suggests this might not be the end for the Scarlet Witch.


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Scarlet Witch May Have Sent Herself To A Pocket Universe In Doctor Strange 2

According to a new theory shared by Reddit user Billie_Eyelashhh, Wanda Maximoff’s Scarlet Witch didn’t die in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but instead sent herself to a pocket universe or another dimension. Theories of the Scarlet Witch’s survival in Multiverse of Madness have been a popular one since the movie’s release, as a well-timed flash of red energy during the destruction of Mount Wundagore led to speculation that Maximoff could have escaped at the last second. However, the idea of the Scarlet Witch trapping herself in an alternate universe could be interesting for the MCU to explore.

Marvel Studios’ official MCU timeline confirmed that the Scarlet Witch did die in
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
, but this doesn’t rule out her returning in some capacity.

Given her remarkable power level, it’s possible that the Scarlet Witch created her own universe to reside in while the Darkhold’s corruption wears off. She has already proven her ability to construct fabricated worlds, as she trapped Westview’s residents in the Hex in WandaVision, a barrier of radiation and magic that allowed her to alter anything inside at will. A variant of Doctor Strange also proved it’s possible to create a pocket universe in Marvel Studios’ What If…?, saving himself, and later trapping Killmonger and Arnim Zola inside. It’s very possible that the Scarlet Witch could have done the same.

Incursions Can Bring The Scarlet Witch Back To The MCU

Earth-838's Christine Palmer and Doctor Strange watching an incursion in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The idea that the Scarlet Witch could be safe and sound inside a pocket universe of her own plays perfectly into the overarching themes of the MCU’s Multiverse Saga, and could create the perfect opportunity to bring her back to the MCU. Marvel Studios introduced incursions in Multiverse of Madness, described as events that occur when two universes collide, destroying one or both in the process. Should the Scarlet Witch be stuck in her own universe, it’s possible an incursion could collide her reality with the MCU’s main universe, and bring her back while contributing to the MCU’s overarching narrative.

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