Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch could have defeated Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. At Comic-Con 2019, Marvel discussed Scarlet Witch’s future role in the MCU and on the small screen. She’ll first appear in WandaVision. WandaVision will debut the spring of 2021 and feature both Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision. However, it’s unclear how Vision will be brought back, as he died in Avengers: Infinity War. Immediately following WandaVision, Scarlet Witch will feature in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which has a May 7, 2021 release date. Marvel Studios also confirmed that her storyline in the second Doctor Strange will connect to the events of WandaVision.
In an interview with Comic Book, Feige shared his belief that Scarlet Witch could have defeated Thanos on her own in Avengers: Endgame. “Well, we got a Falcon and Winter Soldier show, we got a WandaVision show. We’re introducing Monica Rambeau in that WandaVision show… Wanda Maximoff, who is probably near the upper echelons of power — I contend she would have taken down Thanos if he hadn’t called the [army], it was done — so her being the Scarlet Witch now, as Lizzie said on stage in a full sort of unabashed power-based [way], coming into the Doctor Strange movie, that is two heroes coming together in a fun way.”
Currently, there are very little details known about the upcoming Disney+ television series, WandaVision. Feige recently said that the series “will be unlike anything we’ve done before” and that it will tie into the events of the upcoming Doctor Stange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Feige’s declaration that Scarlet Witch could have defeated Thanos in Avengers: Endgame may seem bold but makes complete sense given her powers. Though they haven’t been shown as much on-screen as in the comics, she’s still a powerful being in the MCU.
Avengers: Endgame is set for release on Digital HD on July 30 and Blu-ray and 4K UHD on Aug. 13.