Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is here and with it have come questions about the future of Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch in the MCU. Wanda Maximoff was revealed to be the main antagonist of the film, as she went on a blood-filled killing spree in an attempt to be reunited with her children. Olsen's heroine-turned-villain was last seen before Multiverse of Madness in her own Disney+ series WandaVision where the character came into her own as the Scarlet Witch.
This transformation into the Scarlet Witch brought with it a brand-new look for Olsen's Avenger that carried over into the Doctor Strange sequel. It came with a new scarlet red suit, cape, as well as the iconic Scarlet Witch tiara.
The appearance remained largely unchanged for Multiverse of Madness, but that was not always the case. Or at least that is what some new concepts are leading fans to believe.
A Super-Powered Scarlet Witch
New concept renderings from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness concept artist Andy Park revealed a different look at Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch that didn't make it into the film.
The images posted on Park's Twitter show off a powered-up version of the character that features a glowing tiara seemingly imbued with her red magic:
The look would have seen the tiara eventually encircle Olsen's face, harkening back to the tiara Scarlet Witch wore in many comics appearances:
Park also showcased a few different variations on the tiara that ultimately made it into the film with slight differences:
A Different Looking Wanda
Upon first glance at many of these tiara variations, it is hard to see the differences, but upon closer inspection, there are plenty of small changes made. And that is what concept artists are best at. They go through every single permeation of a look to make sure they have the best one for the film.
The way the tiara looked in the film had the sides coming down to just about Olsen's cheekbone with two bespoke points up top, whereas some of them have the tiara going all the way down her jaw and in some cases over her chin. The look that was settled upon for the movie is fairly streamlined and simple, not covering much of the Scarlet Witch's face.
A couple of the coolest things here are the magic-based headpieces. These powered-up tiaras would perhaps have been a good place to do something a little bulkier than what ended up in Multiverse of Madness. A couple of these are fairly obvious callbacks to looks from the comics, so if Marvel wanted to hide a small Easter Egg like that, this elevated version of the crown could have been an obvious place to do it.
However, that is not what audiences got and instead, the look stayed pretty close to the way it looked in WandaVIsion without much deviation at all.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in theaters worldwide now.