Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, one of Sam Raimi’s best works, is still busy dominating the box office. MCU fans are STILL arguing violently on Twitter and in the youtube comment section, whereas we silently shared what you need to know and our thoughts about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
It is clear that everyone is confused, the multiverse is not an easy concept, and as I said in our other article everything got more complicated with the growth of the MCU.
It’s been a week since Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness came out, and we still have questions that we still haven’t got a proper answer to. Today we will touch on perhaps the most important of them because this scene we witnessed in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a massive start for the multiverse and the future of MCU (it’s not that big, but the art of exaggeration is a very entertaining, anyways)
Did Wanda Maximoff break the 4th Wall in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?
There are terms we need to understand to explain this question clearly.
What is the 4th Wall? What Does It Mean to Break the Fourth Wall?
You’ve probably heard the term fourth wall before. Especially with Deadpool, “breaking the 4th wall” became something that we expect to witness in superhero movies.
While Wanda was wandering between universes in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, she stopped for a moment and looked at the camera. I’ve been thinking about this particular for DAYS. I have possible answers. If we’re ready, let’s get started:
1. Wanda looked at the Watcher.
Who is the Watcher?
“That’s it, isn’t it? All creatures searching for a place to belong. To call home. As for me, I am the Watcher. The Multiverse, every single world, every single story is my home, and I will protect it to the end.” ―The Watcher
Scarlet Witch is on a different level of consciousness as she is under the influence of the Darkhold and can see almost all universes and possibilities. When she arrives at the universe where The Illuminati is, she may be giving the “I know you’re there” look to the Watcher, who watches Scarlet Witch’s every move.
Why Would Scarlet Witch Try To Scare The Watcher?
We saw a mad Wanda in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. We met the Scarlet Witch, a mystical chaotic creature. In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Mandes, Wanda is willing to risk everything to reach her children, which you can understand from the fact that she killed a powerful group like the Illuminati in a matter of seconds. Or worse, trying to catch a teenage girl like America Chavez.
Another theory is:
2. Wanda may be sensing Professor X.
This is the theory that I find most plausible. The scene where Wanda breaks the fourth wall in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness takes place in the universe where the Illuminati exists.
Professor X is a superhero that is strong enough to enter the mind of Scarlet Witch, who is under the influence of the Darkhold. Professor X must have sensed something when a terrifying creature like the Scarlet Witch entered their universe.
Scarlet Witch isn’t weak after all. You must have understood this from the way she killed Professor X in five seconds. Scarlet Witch may also be sending the message “I can do the same” to Professor X.
3. Wanda Maximoff chooses the audience as her new target
This is one of the fan theories I come across on the internet. I find this theory the most implausible one. Since it’s hard to detect the context of why Wanda would choose the audience as her next target.
Maybe it’s similar to the watcher because we watch, but we cannot and will not interfere. We are all watchers… Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also is a horror movie. The purpose may also be just to scare us. If you remember, in the last credit scene, the man who Doctor Strange cast a slapping spell for three weeks says “Done!” while looking at the camera. It may all depend on the way Sam Raimi artistically wants to tell the story.
Wanda has been playing well with reality since Wandavision. Although she thought that she was in a sitcom in Wandavision, she broke the fourth wall in these last episodes which were shot in the Modern Family style.
Maybe this was just a call to the multiverse. It doesn’t have to make so much sense.
Please don’t forget to share your theories and thoughts about the movie!