Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness received a mixed response from Marvel fans. Most of the criticism from fans was directed at Elizabeth Olsen’s character Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. While many people liked it for exploring the multiverse, others were disappointed with how the character arc Wanda had in the sequel, followed by the events of WandaVision. Turning her into a villain did not sit well with the fans.
And the Avengers actress is hoping that her Marvel character could get redemption in the future, amid rumors of Olsen returning to the MCU.
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Elizabeth Olsen Talks About Her Return to the MCU
During her recent interview with ScreenRant, Elizabeth Olsen talked about her return to the MCU. She was last seen in the 2022 film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. And the Wind River star believes that the studio now has the opportunity to explore her character. She said, “We can do anything with her now!” Olsen hopes for redemption for her Marvel character, as she mentions,
I feel like we’ve done so much. Now, we can really have fun; I feel like there’s a lot more humor to be had with her. She’s often the emotion of a story, and I’m curious to see what we can explore. And hopefully [we can] give her some redemption.
She was also asked if she would return to the upcoming Disney+ series, Agatha: House of Chaos. Elizabeth Olsen said that she does not know how to answer these kinds of questions before saying that she thinks she’ll come back with the WandaVision spinoff.
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Doctor Strange 2 Received a Lot of Backlash From Fans
Wanda Maximoff has been through a lot as she lost her parents when she was just a kid, went through Strucker’s experiments, lost her brother, and had to kill the love of her life, Vision to save the world. However, the character went through a transition in the 2022 film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as she goes on a rampage to get to her kids in the multiverse.
The film also suffered the MCU’s Phase 4 curse as fans were disappointed with the sequel. The sudden character arc for Wanda Maximoff, which made her Scarlet Witch, seem rushed. After being through so much since her childhood, the studio goes on to represent her as a “desperate mother” going to any limits to get to her children.
The story seemed contradicted to what fans expected. The trailer seems to portray Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen joining forces in the sequel. However, they were actually against each other, and Wanda turned out to be the main antagonist of the story.
Fans were also disappointed as they claimed that the makers ignored the whole plot and developments of WandaVision just to portray her as a villain. And although the film seemed to conclude her story, there have been expectations and rumors to see her back in the MCU.
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Elizabeth Olsen’s Upcoming MCU Projects
There have been rumors about Elizabeth Olsen’s return to the MCU with several projects. However, she is confirmed to voice her character in the next season of What If…? While not many details are available about the plot for her return, it could probably explore what would have been the results of Wanda winning against Doctor Strange.
She is also expected to return with the WandaVision spin-off featuring Kathryn Hahn, Agatha: House of Chaos. The show is expected to either bring her back or pave the path for her return to the MCU. And with the superheroes from the multiverse joining forces against Kang, she could also have her comeback in the upcoming Avengers movies.
The studio is also working on Wonder Man and Vision Quest series. Wonder Man has close ties with both Wanda and Vision and both of these series could serve as a gateway for her comeback. However, the studio has not confirmed anything yet.
WandaVision is available to stream on Disney+.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is available to stream on Disney+.