2021 was a big year for Marvel Studios and the superhero genre, which all started in January with the debut of a new streaming show called WandaVision on Disney+ starring Elizabeth Olsen — a first foray for the Marvel film factory. The limited series followed Wanda Maximoff as she became the Scarlet Witch, which was a transformation with huge MCU implications.
However, WandaVision was released to the world almost a whole year ago, and fans have yet to see those ramifications seep into the greater MCU.
But with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness having just released its first teaser trailer with Wanda Maximoff as a major focal point, Marvel Studios seems keen on reminding fans who the big power players will be in the MCU.
Now, Marvel has taken things one step further to celebrate what last year brought while also making sure fans know what to expect going forward.
Scarlet Witch Gets a Funko Glow-Up
One year after the debut of WandaVision on Disney+, Funko unveiled a new Pop! for Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch that celebrates her final moment in the streaming series.
Similar to the Funko figure for Scarlet Witch that was released following WandaVision's season finale, the latest Wanda Maximoff Pop! shows off her character once again reading the Darkhold, only this time, Wanda is glowing red from the inside-out.
The box art on the new Scarlet Witch Pop! matches with the rest of the WandaVision collection, so this new Funko of Wanda being corrupted by the Darkhold will fit right in with the rest of the Westview collection.
Scarlet Witch's Magic Will Only Grow Stronger
Coming almost exactly a year after WandaVision’s premiere date of January 15, this new Scarlet Witch Funko Pop! is the perfect way to celebrate the success of Marvel’s first Disney+ adventure while also reminding fans of what’s to come later on.
WandaVision’s inclusion of the Darkhold was as surprising as it was curious, having only been briefly featured in the last couple of episodes before Scarlet Witch was shown studying it in the show’s final moments. Fans know that the Darkhold's importance will only skyrocket from here, so adding further emphasis to its inclusion is exciting for the MCU.
Wanda can be seen practicing dark magic in the trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and it seems that the Darkhold is staying true to its roots in corrupting the Scarlet Witch as it tarnishes her garments and seems to symbolize that it’s hindering her soul.
The new Scarlet Witch Pop! is admittedly similar to the 2021 figure that is also shown studying the Darkhold, but this Funko puts more focus on the magic being used by Wanda as the power seems to consume her.
The added glow-in-the-dark effect adds a bit more character to this Funko Pop!, and it teases what fans can expect from the Scarlet Witch when she reappears in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.