Elizabeth Olsen Returning to MCU: Rumored Scarlet Witch Movie Gets the Update We’ve All Been Waiting for

Marvel insider MyTimeToShineHello sets timeline for Elizabeth Olsen's rumored Scarlet Witch solo movie.

Elizabeth Olsen Returning to MCU: Rumored Scarlet Witch Movie Gets the Update We've All Been Waiting for

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  • Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch has been mostly absent from the MCU since the events of 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness'.
  • MyTimeToShineHello revealed that Olsen's rumored Scarlet Witch movie will likely release between the two new Avengers movies.
  • Fans ecstatic about Olsen's return and express a desire to see Scarlet Witch go on a redemptive journey in the solo movie.
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Elizabeth Olsen is known for her portrayal of Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The character received an interesting arc in WandaVision, leading to Wanda accepting her Scarlet Witch persona. However, following the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Olsen has been absent from the MCU.

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Elizabeth Olsen in a still from WandaVision
Elizabeth Olsen in a still from WandaVision

A solo project focusing on Scarlet Witch has been long rumored. The rumored film received a much-needed update from an insider, which delighted most fans. After the news of Olsen’s reported return to the MCU made its way online, fans took to social media to express their thoughts on a potential Scarlet Witch project. Here is the latest update regarding the rumored Scarlet Witch solo movie and when Olsen might return to the titular role.

Elizabeth Olsen Reportedly Returning to the MCU For a Scarlet Witch Solo Movie

Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch is one of the most popular characters in the MCU. The character was also at the forefront of the MCU’s phase four featuring heavily in the limited series WandaVision and the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, the latter ends with Scarlet Witch’s apparent demise.

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Elizabeth Olsen in a still from Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Elizabeth Olsen in a still from Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

In the recent past, rumors of a Scarlet Witch solo movie have made rounds on social media. Now insider MyTimeToShineHello has shared an update regarding the rumored project on X. Responding to a fan’s question about the project, the scooper tweeted the following:

According to MyTimeToShineHello, a solo project focusing on Elizabeth Olsen’s character will be released sometime between Avengers 5 and Avengers 6. Since the sixth Avengers film is expected to be Avengers: Secret Wars, the insider’s tweet also implies that there is a possibility of a Scarlet Witch solo movie being released after that project. Nonetheless, if MyTimeToShineHello’s claims are accurate, a Scarlet Witch movie could arrive on our screens sometime between 2026 and 2027.

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Fans Ecstatic and Eager to See Elizabeth Olsen Lead a Scarlet Witch Movie

Although Marvel Studios is yet to confirm plans for a solo Scarlet Witch movie, many fans took the recent update from MyTimeToShineHello as a confirmation of Elizabeth Olsen’s rumored return to the MCU. Moreover, fans were pleased with the update as it gave them a rough timeline for when they could see Elizabeth Olsen back as Scarlet Witch in the MCU.

Elizabeth Olsen in a still from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Elizabeth Olsen in a still from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Here is how fans are reacting to the recent update regarding the Elizabeth Olsen-led Scarlet Witch solo movie on X.

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As the tweets suggest, fans are excited and eager to see Olsen return to the MCU as the Scarlet Witch in a solo movie. While nothing is set in stone just yet, Olsen herself expressed an interest in returning to the MCU during an interview last year. The actress also wanted to see her character have a redemptive arc and most fans echoed the sentiment.

Meanwhile, Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige stated in 2022 that he wanted to explore more stories featuring Scarlet Witch and would love to work with Olsen again. Hence, there is a strong possibility of Olsen returning for the rumored Scarlet Witch solo movie in the near future.

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WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are streaming on Disney+.

Pratik Handore

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Pratik is a writer at FandomWire, with a content writing experience of five years. Although he has a Bachelors in Hospitality, his fascination with all things pop culture led him to writing articles on a variety of topics ranging from latest streaming releases to unheard movie trivia. When not writing, you can find him reading manga, or watching classic TV shows.