It would make sense for Marvel fans to wonder why Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch wasn’t also looking for Vision, the love of her life, and Quicksilver, her brother in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I wondered, and in listening to the conversations of people walking out of the theater, I’ve found a lot of other people were thinking about the same thing.
The focus of the story was Wanda revealing herself as the Scarlet Witch and hunting down America Chavez to steal her powers, which would allow Wanda to travel through the multiverse to that she could be with her children, Billy and Tommy. But Vision or Quicksilver never even seemed to be a glint in her eye.
In a recent interview with Collider, Olsen explained why this is, saying:
“There’s a whole list of things, like my brother, my parents. I think the main reason when we would talk about if there is this multiverse, and in the version of the universe this woman wasn’t with Vision. We liked having that be a mystery. For some reason he’s not in her world. I always thought of her as more of a domestic Wanda. They got divorced. They’re separated. She’s not wearing a wedding band for a reason. Like those kinds of things. We liked the idea of her being on her own. The idea really is that the most important thing once you become a mother in the world are your children, and that’s why.”
Olsen went on to expand on Wanda’s children being the most important thing, saying:
“The kids are part of her myth as well. I think that’s also part of it. I do think that once you’re a mother the loss of your child is more painful than any other loss you could ever experience. That’s really why.”
So, they wanted this to be a story about a mother dealing with the tragic loss of her children and the lengths she is willing to go to get them back and be with them again. She just found herself in deep despair and she just wanted to be with her boys again, no matter the cost.