Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron addressed the chances of Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff coming back to the MCU.
While Waldron confirmed that Wanda has removed herself from the equation, he opened the door to a potential comeback with a simple “we’ll see” while admitting that he would enjoy seeing her return:
“She’s removing herself from the board… For now? Forever? We’ll see. I’d like to see her again…”
In a previous interview, Waldron expanded a bit on Wanda’s possible death, empathizing with fans who are concerned for her MCU future.
Elizabeth Olsen also spoke to about how she was “expecting to return,” despite her character’s ambiguous future and the fact that “no one’s told [her she’s] doing anything”
How Long Until Wanda Maximoff’s Return?
With Wanda being regarded as arguably the strongest character in the MCU, fans are largely expecting that she didn’t die when Mount Wundagore crashed down on top of her. Particularly with that red flash of light that came from the rocks during that event, it seems highly unlikely that the most powerful magician on the planet went down that easily.
But the big question now – where and when could Wanda come back in the MCU’s Multiverse Saga or beyond?
Theories have pointed to her playing a role in 2023’s Agatha: Coven of Chaos, which could see the Scarlet Witch coming back to Agatha Harkness for assistance after her dive into the Darkhold’s pages. Options beyond that show are a little more scarce, but with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars on the way in 2025, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes would certainly hope to have someone with Wanda’s power level on their side against Kang and Doctor Doom.
For now, Wanda is already set to return in some fashion in next year’s animated What If…? Season 2, which will bring Elizabeth Olsen back for an unknown animated adventure in an alternate universe storyline. But about her live-action status, only time will tell when or where the Scarlet Witch will be seen again.