/Scarlet Witch’s WandaVision costume has a history in Marvel comics – Polygon

Scarlet Witch’s WandaVision costume has a history in Marvel comics – Polygon

Marvel Studios brought multiple gifts for Super Bowl viewers with a combo-teaser for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision, the company’s upcoming Disney Plus TV series. And Scarlet Witch fans only had eyes for one thing: The appearance of the character’s classic red costume.

Like many of her Marvel Cinematic Universe counterparts, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff wears a modernized version of her habitual comic book duds. That is, red leather jackets, red corsets, and other, usually red, garments.

She actually has several new “costumes” in the teaser, each one appearing to represent a different era of the American sitcom. While we don’t know the plot of the show for certain, all indications hint that it will involve Wanda using her mind-warping powers to create her own happy ever after with her dearly departed Vision. Such a plotline could easily crib from the Scarlet Witch and Vision’s two most famous stories.

But sitcom-referencing skirts are just the beginning. For a brief moment of the teaser, Wanda appears in something a bit bolder:

Elizabeth Olsen descends a staircase as Scarlet Witch in her classic costume, complete with gloves, cape, and hairpiece, in a clip from teaser for WandaVision.

Image: Marvel Studios

The costume is a dead ringer for the fantastical outfit Wanda has worn for years in the comics.

Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch, in Avengers vs. X-Men #7, Marvel Comics (2012).

Image: Matt Fraction, Olivier Coipel/Marvel Comics

It’s got the cape, gloves, unitard — and even the spectacular headpiece. Why do so many Marvel characters wind up with face-framing headpieces? Well, I’m not saying that it’s because Jack Kirby hated drawing ears, but there is a lot of circumstantial evidence.

Fans will have a long time to wait before they see more of Wanda’s classic costume on their screens: WandaVision won’t premiere on Disney Plus until Spring of 2021. When it does, it will reintroduce viewers to Kat Dennings’ Darcy, from the Thor franchise, Randall Park’s agent Jimmy Woo, from Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Monica Rambeau, the grown up version of the little girl in Captain Marvel.

And, Marvel warned at its San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel, WandaVision will tie directly into the plot of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when the film hits theaters in May, 2021.