Warning: article contains spoilers Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
the writer for Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness is analyzing the beats of the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in terms of professional wrestling.
Turns out Michael Waldron, who wrote the movie and created the Disney Plus Marvel show. LokiHe is also a huge fan of professional wrestling. Warning: spoilers to follow for Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness.
When asked in an interview with Golden News about Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maxmoff, aka Scarlet Witch, becoming a “heel,” a professional wrestling term meaning a bad guy, Waldron was receptive to the comparison. In fact, when asked if the Illuminati were brought in to “overcome” her, he agreed.
“That’s right. Well, look, I don’t think anyone is as finished as Scarlet Witch, even before then. The challenge was, can we top her even more? How big of a pop can we get? And it turns out a pretty big one.” ”.
In addition to being a prolific MCU writer, Waldron also created the wrestling series. Heels, so it’s no wonder you’re familiar with the ins and outs of the terminology. For the uninitiated, the term “over” refers to a character that fans care about and like.
Although it was somewhat established in Wanda Vision that the Scarlet Witch would perhaps take on an antagonistic role in multiverse of madness, wasn’t specifically explained in the trailers leading up to the movie, which resulted in a pleasant surprise at just how dark the character got while taking on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange. That includes horrifically murdering members of the Earth-838 Illuminati, like John Krasinski’s Reed Richards, Hayley Atwell’s Captain Carter, and Anson Mount’s Black Bolt.
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