Friday, January 27, 2023

Marvel reveals a Scarlet Witch kill that was scrapped

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Scarlet Witch’s murder goes down. Marvel revealed one of the eliminated.

Marvel reveals a Scarlet Witch murder that was scrapped by the studio, A backstage photo of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness reveals that Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) was originally meant to kill Balder the Brave. This character is the half-brother of Thor.

The photo following Balder’s death was shared by CC Ice, Elizabeth Olsen’s stunt double as the Scarlet Witch. It is unclear who Balder is playing in the photo, but it is most likely another stunt double., As Graham Churchyard, who served as costume designer on the Marvel Studios sequel, said the character never made it past casting.

“Yes, we have come a long way in designing Balder the Brave. And then we waited and waited and waited for casting and stuff. I took it to a prototyping stage,” said the Marvel Studios designer about the deleted Scarlet Witch murder. “We were in that kind of design, putting together clothes and ideas and waiting for an actor. Poor Balder the Brave”.

Daniel Craig was supposed to give life to Balder the Brave at UCM

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Though they didn’t make it past the design team’s prototype, Marvel expected James Bond and backstabber star Daniel Craig to play the Asgardian warrior. It was also supposed to be a member of the film’s version of the Illuminati, even as commissioned concept art of what the actor would look like in the role., However, Craig backed out citing problems with COVID-19 and was replaced by John Krasinski’s Mister Fantastic. That’s why we didn’t see Scarlet Witch Murder.

Balder wasn’t the only character believed to be part of the Illuminati to end up on the guillotine. Movie storyboards depicting Obadiah Stane/Iron Monger with Balder, Screenwriter Michael Waldron also stated that Marvel Studios’ Wasp was going to appear as a member of the group. “Basically in the first draft of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness … The Wasp was in the Illuminati,” he said. “And the wasp retracted and flew to the Scarlet Witch. Then, Wanda slapped her hands and crushed the wasp.”

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