Doctor Strange 2 featuring Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, and many more left us all captivated with Scarlet Witch’s heartwrenching transformation. The amount of intrigue this sequel housed for its audience was something beyond words and comprehending the same was nearly impossible for most of us. No doubt this sequel was hyped up as one of the best MCU will make us experience. Even though Wanda being bad/sad was a shock that many had anticipated, it wasn’t quite apparent how things would turn out. With a Raimi-esque climax featuring zombies and capes made of souls, Multiverse of Madness rushed to an action-packed showdown at Mount Wundagore.
Wanda’s last-minute change of heart brought the Scarlet Witch’s temple down on herself, as it appeared that the legendary Avenger would soon join Iron Man and Black Widow on the list of fallen heroes. It’s difficult to envision the Marvel Cinematic Universe taking off Wanda just as she starts to become more fascinating. Is she really dead?
Elizabeth Olsen teases the future of Scarlet Witch post-Doctor Strange 2
Olsen offered her thoughts on Wanda’s probable next MCU appearance, even if the character’s destiny is still unpredictable following the pivotal events of the Doctor Strange sequel. Elizabeth Olsen spoke with Fandango via Rotten Tomatoes, about Wanda Maximoff’s MCU future following Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
“I really thought of this film as a story that was told between…It ends the way it’s supposed to end and I’m always very curious what the fans want next as well because I don’t have any ideas. So I think that would be helpful to get some ideas from them.”
Olsen initially acknowledged that the Scarlet Witch’s adventure in Multiverse of Madness ended the way “it’s supposed to end” before adding that she would require assistance from fans to gather “some ideas” for the character’s next adventure. Olsen subsequently reaffirmed her willingness to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as long as there is a “good story to tell.”
“If there’s a good idea, I’m happy to play her. I also think her being old will actually be kind of amazing. In the comics, her power kind of deteriorates her and ages her in a way in some of the comics. I do think of that as being kind of amazing. I kind of imagined myself one day with like prosthetics and silver hair and like playing her as this like like older wise woman and so I do have this kind of this dream of aging her quite a bit. I just really think she’s ancient in her like the myth of the Scarlet Witch is this ancient myth and so that’s something that I kind of adore about, a potential future that I’m just kind of throwing out and I don’t really know where it would go.”
While there are still rumors of a Scarlet Witch standalone film, some assert that Olsen has committed to a seven-year contract to continue portraying Wanda through Phase 5 of the highest-grossing franchise in history. Stranger things have happened than the notion that Olsen is leaving the MCU, but if the actress herself doesn’t believe Wanda has used her final spell, sorry Kevin Feige, neither do we.
Source – Fandango via Rotten Tomatoes