Elizabeth Olsen Wants a Major Change for Future Marvel Appearances
Doctor Strange 2 brought back Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff in an unexpected way. The Benedict Cumberbatch-directed sequel revolves around the concept of alternate realities, with its marketing seeming to tease that the titular wizard will have to team up with the Scarlet Witch in order to save the multiverse from an unknown threat. However, some scenes seem to tease Wanda’s heel turn in the film, as evidenced by footage of her attacking the Illuminati and Kamar-Taj complex.
Warning – The rest of this article contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Multiverse of Madness finally confirmed that Scarlet Witch is the main villain, with the character being corrupted by the Darkhold. After failing to obtain America Chavez’s powers and realizing what she did, Wanda ultimately sacrifices herself at the end of the film, leaving everyone with the question: Did Wanda die in Doctor Strange 2?
Although the character’s future is still uncertain after the shattering events of the strange doctor sequel, Olsen shared his thoughts on Wanda’s next MCU stint.
Is Scarlet Witch over in the MCU?
Elizabeth Olsen spoke to Fandango, via rotten tomatoesto talk about Wanda Maximoff’s MCU future after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
When asked how long she was set to portray the Scarlet Witch, Olsen initially admitted that the character’s journey into Multiverse of Madness finished the way “it’s supposed to end” while emphasizing that she would need help to obtain “Some ideas” fans about his next adventure:
“I really thought of this movie as a story that was told between… It ends the way it’s supposed to end and I’m always really curious what the fans want next because I don’t have a ideas. So I think it would be helpful to get ideas from them.”
Olsen then reiterated that as long as there is a “good story to tell,” she will be ready to return to the MCU:
“My thing without having like these big deals or whatever you know go nine times or whatever is that as long as and that’s what happened with WandaVision as long as ‘there’s a good story to tell, I’ll be there, but I don’t think it’s fun for the fans for us to just like to show up and not have anything interesting to share or tell or to explore and so for me it’s always about the story.”
The MCU veteran also shared that she liked the idea of playing an older, wiser version of the character, saying she imagines herself playing Wanda. “with similar prosthetics and silver hair” in a future project:
“If there’s a good idea, I’m happy to play it. I also think it’ll be old, it’ll actually be pretty amazing. In the comics, her power deteriorates it and ages it in a way in some comics. I think that’s pretty amazing. I kind of imagined myself one day with prosthetics and silver hair and I like to play it like that like an older wise woman and so I have this kind of a dream of aging her a bit I really think she’s ancient in her like the scarlet witch myth is that ancient myth and so it’s something that I love, potential future that I’m just into throwing away and I don’t really know where it would go.”
What’s next for Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda?
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously reiterated that Wanda Maximoff’s story won’t end in the strange doctor continued by saying:
This is the first place where this story will continue, but there will be other places.
Given Feige’s comments, it’s safe to assume that Wanda isn’t dead, and that the character will eventually make her triumphant return at some point in the MCU’s future.
Elizabeth Olsen may have a clear idea of where the character will go, and her comments about portraying an older, wiser version of the Scarlet Witch could hint at her upcoming storyline.
Based on the sequel’s ending, it’s possible the Scarlet Witch ultimately survives, potentially hiding her after her darkest turn yet. However, the Darkhold may have taken its toll on her, aging her a bit.
Doing this fulfills Olsen’s wish to portray an older Wanda Maximoff, and the character could once again save the day in a future battle where the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
This storyline could be explored in a potential Scarlet Witch solo film, or an older Wanda Maximoff could be featured in one of the alternate realities in the vast multiverse.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now playing in theaters around the world.
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