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House Of M Will Occur In The MCU, Thanks To Multiverse Of Madness

By Mabel Judith Andrady
March 5,2022

Marvel fans are going to witness a slew of action-packed cameos from the Marvel Universe’s past, as the multiverse collides in an action-packed film. The MCU will be forever altered by the Doctor Strange sequel, either for the better or the worse.

Many fans are wondering if the inclusion of Wanda Maximoff as a central character in Multiverse of Madness will be iconic to the classic “House of M” comic storyline, in which a distraught Scarlet Witch alters reality in order to erase mutants from the universe. As a speculative possibility, Marvel has already hinted that this could happen.

Wanda Broke The Rules

Wanda

Wanda

When Dr. Strange defies the rules, he’s hailed as a hero, while Scarlet Witch is portrayed as a villain for doing exactly the same thing. This was lamented by Scarlet Witch in the Super Bowl trailer for Multiverse of Madness.

The Westview Anomaly in WandaVision was created when Wanda “broke the rules,” but it’s possible that she’s alluding to something else with that line. During the events of House of M, the comic book Wanda broke every rule in the book. This rogue path taken by MCU’s Wanda could lead her to commit an act of the same nature.

Chthon

Chthon

Chthon

Observant Doctor Strange moviegoers have noticed that the movie’s official poster features what appears to be a demonic entity. In the comics, Wanda Maximoff was cursed by Chthon, the dark being who wrote the Darkhold. This demon seems to be him.

Because Wanda’s tragic backstory included the character Chthon, it’s possible that Marvel Studios is hinting at a House of M storyline with their apparent confirmation that Chthon will appear in the film. According to this, Chthon may be the main antagonist of Multiverse Of Madness after all.

House Of Harkness

Agatha Harkness

Agatha Harkness

Agatha Harkness, played by Katheryn Hahn, will star in her own MCU series, House of Harkness, following her appearance as the main antagonist in WandaVision. When it comes to MCU villains, Agatha isn’t the only one who deserves a spinoff series.

We can’t ignore the striking resemblance between Agatha’s spinoff and the House of M comic book event’s title, can we? In the upcoming series, Wanda’s choices in Multiverse of Madness may be revisited, and Agatha’s “reverse-House of M” may be framed as she tries to repair the multiverse at Wanda’s hand.

Fox’s Mutants

X men

X men

The Doctor Strange sequel’s Super Bowl trailer shocked fans by revealing that Professor X, played by Patrick Stewart, is a member of the MCU’s Illuminati. Wanda’s storyline could have been hinted at, but this revelation has major ramifications for the future of the MCU, including the prospect of other Fox mutants joining up with Xavier.

The only known mutant in the MCU is Scarlet Witch, who has been rumored to have a mutant gene. After meeting Professor X and other mutants from across dimensions, Wanda may come to regret being alone and reverse House of M by creating mutants instead of eradicating them.

Iconic Cover Art

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House of M

In the House of M storyline, the iconic cover art depicts Wanda Maximoff’s descent into madness, as her corporeal form dissolves into cubic fractures that disperse into the aether. Many comic book fans will recognize this image. Esad Ribic’s artwork perfectly captures the superhero’s fragile state of mind after such a traumatic experience.

The latest Multiverse of Madness trailer makes an interesting reference to this cover. As Strange and America Chavez drift through the multiverse, their physical forms are ripped apart in a similar manner, with cubic pieces of their bodies threatening to drift away into the universe. This could be a fun nod to the comics, or it could be a hint at the film’s climax.

The Darkhold

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Darkhold

Finally, WandaVision made a conscious effort to introduce The Book of the Damned in its final episodes, only hinting at the immense power it holds. If you haven’t seen the trailers for Doctor Strange yet, you can rest assured that the Doctor Strange book will make an appearance in the film.

In the Marvel Universe, the Darkhold wields immense power. Reading this dark book, written by the demon Chthon, gives the reader an incredible amount of power over the universe. WandaVision ended with Wanda wielding the Darkhold, and if she wants to change the course of history, this book could provide here with the tools to do so.

Billy And Tommy

Billy and Tommy in WandaVision

Billy and Tommy

They are the sons of Wanda and Vision in the Westview Anomaly. Billy and Tommy Maximoff are their children. When the curse over Westview was broken, they couldn’t continue to exist, as their existence was directly linked to the curse. Because of the Anomaly closing, Wanda Maximoff was forced to say her goodbyes to her sons, who had died just days earlier. Wanda Maximoff’s tragic life had taken yet another tragic turn.

The post-credit scene for WandaVision suggested that Wanda was looking for a universe in which her two sons were still alive. In the same way that a bereaved Wanda in the comics went insane to save her beloved sons Billy and Tommy, so could the MCU’s Wanda, if she allowed her grief to drive her to the brink of madness once more.

Wanda’s Madness

Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch

In Multiverse of Madness, Wanda Maximoff appears to be descending into a darker realm than ever before. Dr. Strange may be forced to fight his fellow Avengers in order to save the multiverse, despite the fact that little is shown of her overall theme in the film.

Wanda’s mental state had deteriorated by the time the show’s finale rolled around. While it’s not out of the question for the witch to go insane, as the film’s title suggests, reality is beginning to crumble around her. There is no telling what Wanda could do if this happens. This includes destroying the very fabric of reality.

Here Come The Mutants

Mutants in The MCU

Mutants

It was only a matter of time before Disney acquired 20th Century Fox and the mutants made their way into the MCU. Introducing them to the already massive franchise is only a matter of time, and Multiverse of Madness appears to be the ideal place to do so.

The MCU must introduce mutants sooner rather than later, or risk losing the interest of fans. The best way to introduce mutants in Multiverse of Madness may be for Wanda to create them in her own world, as she did in House of M in the comics. Perhaps an entire history of Mutants has never been depicted before in the franchise, if this is how they are introduced.

The Mystery Of The Title

House of M

House of M

In the title of Multiverse of Madness, “M” is used alliteratively, which is hard to miss. With such a lengthy title, it’s possible Marvel Studios is trying to hide something about the film’s overall story, perhaps a reference to “House of M.”

“Let there be mutants,” with “no more mutants,” “reverse House of M,” or “let there be a d” in “Madness,” could be the final words of the film, with the end title credit changing into new words and possibly dropping letters to unveil the title as a possible anagram for those phrases. Even if this is a far-fetched theory, the film’s title still contains a clue that will only be revealed when the film is released in May.

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