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Marvel fans often debate who is the strongest being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the list of contenders usually includes Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch. Now that Stephen and Wanda are teaming up to take on the multiverse in Doctor Strange 2, fans can finally see which superhero is more powerful. But one of the movie’s producers warned that their partnership is not what it seems.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen, who star as Doctor Strange and Wanda Maximoff in 'Doctor Strange 2,' stand onstage at Comic Con. Cumberbatch wears a dark blue cardigan over a blue shirt and black pants. Olsen wears a black leather shirt over a black leather skirt.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen | Photo by Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Producer teases Wanda and Strange’s partnership in ‘Doctor Strange 2’

Doctor Strange 2 co-producer Richie Palmer spoke with Disney’s D23 magazine, via The Direct, in their Spring 2022 issue about the upcoming MCU movie. He previewed what Stephen Strange and Wanda Maximoff’s partnership will look like in the Doctor Strange sequel.

“[Stephen and Wanda] are arguably two of the most — if not the most — powerful beings in the MCU,” Palmer shared. “It was only a matter of time before we got them together, and we do it in a pretty fun, unique way. It’s a classic Marvel team-up, but they do some things together that you’d never expect to see them do.”

Palmer also added, “Wanda has been through a lot,” but after her experiences in Westview, “she really knows who she is.”

In the trailer for Doctor Strange 2, Strange approaches Wanda for help in dealing with the unleashing of the multiverse. It appears as though they will team up to face all the threats of the other universes. But, as Palmer said and as many fans know, the audience should expect the unexpected.

Many fans believe Wanda will become a villain in ‘Doctor Strange 2’

Wanda Maximoff often crosses back-and-forth between a hero and a villain in the comic books, and many fans theorize that she will turn bad in Doctor Strange 2. The movie may begin with a team-up between Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch, and later, the two will be on opposing sides.

Wanda teetered the line between hero and villain in WandaVision when she trapped an entire town in a fantasy world she created. However, she showed remorse for what she had done. And in the Doctor Strange 2 trailer, Wanda tells Stephen, “You break the rules and become a hero. I do it, and I become the enemy. That doesn’t seem fair.”

As Richie Palmer said, fans will see a more confident version of Wanda in the Doctor Strange sequel. Whether this will send her down an evil path or a positive journey of self-acceptance is yet to be seen. There is still so much we don’t know about the movie, including if Scarlet Witch becomes a villain or not.


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The synopsis for Doctor Strange 2 reads, “Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.”

The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong as Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, and Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer. Plus, Patrick Stewart is rumored to reprise his role as Professor X in the MCU movie.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premieres exclusively in theaters on May 6.