Marvel actress Elizabeth Olsen is ready to take a break from playing Scarlet Witch and explore new film roles outside of the MCU. Olsen emphasizes the need to associate with other characters and create other roles in order to find balance in one’s career. She expresses a strong desire to act in more films and hopes to find projects that will allow her to showcase her versatility as an actress.
Marvel Cinematic Universe star Elizabeth Olsen is ready to take a break from her role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch. Olsen made his debut as a full-fledged character when Avengers: Age of Ultron was released in 2015, after briefly appearing in the credits of Captain America: Civil War. Since then, Wanda has become a prominent character in the MCU. Olsen has spent even more time playing the character in recent years, between the nine-episode WandaVision series released in 2021 and his role as the main antagonist in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in 2022.
Speaking to The Times, Olsen stressed that she needed to play characters other than Wanda and her desire to explore new film roles outside of upcoming MCU films. She clarified that it was more about what she needed as an actress and not about criticizing Wanda or the MCU. Read Olsen’s comments below:
“I’m trying to understand… Because, especially in the last four years, my work experience is related to Marvel. It’s not that I don’t want to be associated only with this character. But I do feel the need to build other pieces to find the balance. Now I really want to make films. And I hope some of it comes true the way I feel. But yes, this is what I need. I need other characters in my life. There is no longevity in one character.”
Despite her prominence in the MCU since Phase 2 and an even more prominent role in Phase 4, Wanda’s future in the MCU remains uncertain. There is currently no confirmation that Olsen will reprise the role in any of the upcoming Phases 5 and 6 films or television series. WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness saw Wanda fully become Scarlet Witch, but instead of preparing her to further storylines, she sacrificed herself at the end of the Doctor Strange sequel.
When it comes to superheroes and supervillains, death doesn’t necessarily mean the end of their stories, especially given the MCU’s growing focus on the multiverse. If the main version of Scarlet Witch is not brought back to life, Olsen may return to play a variant of the character from another universe, as he did in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, playing two versions of Wanda, each from a different universe. Universe. As for the confirmed Phase 5 and 6 projects he could return in, Avengers: The Kahn Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars seem like more plausible options.
Given his history as an Avenger and being one of the most powerful people in the multiverse, the upcoming Avengers movies are the perfect place for him to return. She could be a powerful ally for the new Avengers lineup or a formidable villain, especially since Scarlet Witch was supposed to be a villain in another Marvel movie before becoming a villain in the Doctor Strange sequel. Olsen’s comments indicate that Scarlet Witch is likely not returning anytime soon.