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Marvel Fan Theory Suggests Scarlet Witch Will Create Mutants in the MCU
The theory, which you can read in full here, talks a lot about the rumor that the Disney+ series about Scarlet Witch and Vision could take place back in the 1950s. It states that Scarlet Witch and Vision will travel back to the ’50s to live in peace, in a version of the world without any superheroes. However, when things go wrong, Scarlet Witch will be forced to use her full power, thus causing an energy surge that creates mutants around the globe, retroactively placing the race in the MCU before the events of the majority of the franchise’s films.
Scarlet witch: Creator of all mutants
The whole theory centres around Marvel Studio’s new visual dictionary release, which says of Wanda: ‘She may be called Scarlet Witch, but Wanda’s powers aren’t derived from the occult. ‘Whether it altered her or merely unlocked something latent inside Wanda, the Infinity Stone on Loki’s sceptre bestowed incredible powers of the mind. Wanda’s internal neuro-electric interface allows her to conjure blasts of red telekinetic energy.
There could be major flaws in this theory, but the one point that matters is sound, as it comes from the comics. Scarlet Witch was essentially the creator of all mutants in the ever-popular House of M comic series, thanks to the same kind of energy surge mentioned by this theory.
This can take place at any point during the MCU timeline, depending on how the writers and producers want to fold mutants into the film series. It could easily be modern day or sometime in the past. But the MCU has already shown that Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful characters in the franchise, and that’s the only thing completely necessary to make this whole thing work out.