Marvel Cinematic Universe is ever-expanding, meanwhile also tying together so many parts of the movies already released. Fans will remember a brief mention of The Darkhold in Doctor Strange, but now it has seemingly taken a new, more prominent role. One theory even suggests it will inform Scarlet Witch’s role in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
WARNING: WandaVision spoilers ahead
At the very end of WandaVision, Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen) is seen in a remote place, making tea and seemingly living a normal life.
However, fans then see she has split herself in two, and part of her is reading The Darkhold while dressed in her Scarlet Witch garb.
The Darkhold has been mentioned before WandaVision, and fans will remember it has some deep, dark powers.
The book’s power helped her overcome her coven and extend her life.
So Agatha remained youthful, until she discovered a witch so powerful she was able to create an entirely fictional world in the real world.
This witch was Wanda, who it turns out is able to use magic through chaos, after experimentation on her with the Mind Stone helped to draw out her supernatural abilities.
Now, she is reading up on what her powers mean, and perhaps how she can use them to the fullest.
However, one theory from the comics has made fans think perhaps the book will not only provide information but could take over Wanda in a way that means she needs to consult an expert for guidance: Doctor Strange.
In the comics, the Elder God Chthon gave Wanda her powers and created The Darkhold as well.
At one point, Chthon possesses Wanda through this and as a result Agatha Harkness, who in the comics is her mentor, must call in Doctor Strange for help in freeing the Scarlet Witch from Chthon’s clutches.
It could be, therefore, this book will bring more than just knowledge with it, leaving Wanda helpless to fight for herself against Chthon.
If this is the case, the comics’ storyline could mean a return for Agatha, who may team up with Wanda and Doctor Strange, turning to the good side.
Wanda will certainly need the help of someone who knows more about these powers, especially if she is to bring back her love, Vision, and her children Billy and Tommy, and it could be this trio is the key.
In the comics, these three did work together to try and bring back The Darkhold, so them being brought together once more is certainly possible, especially if there is a multiverse at play.
The other option for Wanda’s arrival in Doctor Strange 2 is to return the book, having taken in all of its knowledge and understanding.
However, given we know Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is returning to the MCU, this time likely as a villain, it may be her good gesture causes the book to fall into the wrong hands, and he will attempt to rule over his former friend.
Whatever is the true answer, whether one of these comic book theories or something entirely new, it is clear there will be more power at play in the next phase of the MCU than ever before.
Published at Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:17:09 +0000