The most famous Witch superhero of all (Wanda Maximoff, aka The Scarlet Witch) is a fascinatingly multi-faceted character, with unusual and demonstrable cross-over appeal….She has the unique ability to create “hex energy,” causing disasters, calamities, and unforeseen misfortunes to occur. Handy though this is in battling adversaries, it is unpredictable; she cannot tell what effects she will unleash with her “hexes,” and initially even the smallest gesture could loose her power. This gave the Scarlet Witch an interesting tension, imposing a certain containment of being upon her….
The erratic nature of her haphazard power still proved vexing, however, and so the Scarlet Witch (in an interesting subtext, as this mirrors in comics what was going on “for real” in various circles of NYC), the Scarlet Witch began to look for avenues of instruction in the Magickal Arts proper. Whereas before the name “Scarlet Witch” had been metaphoric for her Mutant “Hex Power”: she wished to actualize it, by becoming a Witch for real. But who to help her in this quest? Enter another (cross-over) Marvel character: the Witch of the Marvel Universe, Agatha Harkness…(who basically becomes, if you think about it, the Scarlet Witch’s initiating High Priestess)….
Juggler reader Karen responded with the perceptive observation, that the Scarlet Witch could then be spun off into her own independent feature, centered around her Witchcraft instruction with Agatha. Voila! Not only a Superheroine movie: but a Superheroine Witch movie to boot! Ah, that the Gods might make it so!