Over the last few Marvel Studios films, Scarlet Witch has become a popular hero and is one of the most powerful characters in the Avengers. But while everyone else goes by their code name from time to time, no one has yet to refer to her by her superhero callsign.
Elizabeth Olsen’s character is introduced as Wanda Maximoff alongside her twin brother Pietro in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Though the hero not referred to as Quicksilver ends up biting the dust in that film, Wanda goes on to appear in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, becoming a pivotal part in both films.
And yet, no one ever refers to her as Scarlet Witch throughout all three films. Usually, everyone just calls her Wanda. This is surprising, considering a lot of fans refer to the character by that name, as she’s known to be called in her comic book appearances.
Scarlet Witch, er, Wanda Maximoff is not the only character to not have a superhero name. Sam Wilson, who is known as the Falcon in the comic books, always goes by his first name, despite having a drone that he calls Redwing — straight out of the comic books.
But most everyone else has a callsign that they go by, especially if they have their own solo movie. Ant-Man, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Vision, STAR-LORD! Perhaps it’s time for someone to make a fan petition to get Marvel to give Scarlet Witch the respect she deserves.
All jokes aside, Marvel is likely about to get in on the branding game for Wanda Maximoff very soon. It was recently revealed that Marvel Studios is working on limited series based on characters who won’t get their own movies, including Loki and, you guessed it, Scarlet Witch.