What’s going on?
There’s a clip circulating on social media that shows Olsen talking about “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” It’s a cut from an interview with ScreenRant about the new Marvel film and what Olsen expects from her character, Wanda Maximoff, moving forward.
- Olsen said the “House of M” storyline from the Marvel comics is her favorite Wanda story, “but that will never happen.” (More on the House of M storyline below).
Then, she told ScreenRant about the potential storyline she could see happening — and it sounds eerily similar to “WandaVision.” Here’s what she said:
- “If she could have two fake babies and everyone tell her that they don’t really exist and then her just go nuts, that would be unbelievable, but I don’t think they’re going to do that. It might be a little too dark for the Marvel universe. When she loses her mind, it’s my favorite thing in the comics.”
What is ‘House of M’ exactly?
“House of M” is a 2005 comic book storyline where Scarlet Witch — the superhero nickname for Wanda — suffered a mental breakdown. So she creates her own reality to create her own lost children. She changes the entire reality of the Marvel universe before everything turns back to normal. The new reality included making it so that mutants — like the X-Men — were of the majority, and regular humans were the minority, according to ComicVine.
Some of those “House of M” aspects seem to be present in “WandaVision.” She has created twin boys with Vision — who had previously died in “Avengers: Infinity War” — and seems to be living in her own created reality.
- “This doesn’t mean we’ll definitely see more ‘House of M’ influences moving forward, of course, but the stuff about the twins and Wanda losing her mind certainly seems to be an intriguing bit of foreshadowing,” according to ComicBookMovie.com.