It was already pretty interesting how Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness had so many touches of Sam Raimi’s signature style in the movie, but the film could have turned out more violent.
Thanks to @LizzieContent on Twitter, we have a look at a deleted stunt sequence from the film featuring Scarlet Witch, and it has her brutally taking out a bunch of wizards on Kamar-Taj. Watch this:
— Elizabeth Olsen Access (@LizzieContent) September 22, 2022
While the sequence does start out pretty plain for an MCU fight scene, the ante gets upped when Wanda forces a soldier to slice their own throat, and it ends with her just crushing someone into nothing.
We don’t know why the scene was cut from the film, but I guess this would have set the tone of where Wanda was mentally in the film, and it would have made her a pretty irredeemable character in the MCU moving forward.
As much as I love how Raimi-esque the scene feels, I think it’s ultimately better that we have the door open for a Wanda Maximoff return, especially since we don’t really get to see her body when she brings the Dark-Hold tower down. Who knows, maybe we could just focus on a Wanda variant moving forward, but I’m pretty attached to the Wanda we’ve been following since Avengers: Age of Ultron.
We don’t know what Marvel plans to do with Scarlet Witch moving forward, but the next entry, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, comes to theaters Nov. 11.