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“It would be cool to work with people from the X-Men franchise”: Elizabeth Olsen Teases Scarlet Witch Embracing Her Mutant Heritage After Hugh Jackman Returns to MCU as Wolverine in Deadpool 3

Elizabeth Olsen Xmen

Elizabeth Olsen has been a central part of the Marvel mainstream universe since 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The rise and fall of Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch have been simultaneously dizzying and vexing throughout her stay at MCU. Although the latest appearance marked a gruesome send-off to the former Avenger, the news that followed has been indicative of anything but.

Elizabeth Olsen
Elizabeth Olsen

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Now, the Marvel actor, who has been hounded and plagued by questions about her character’s future in the MCU swerves a little from the set path and talks about the new hot topic of the tinsel town, the revival of Hugh Jackman and the X-Men’s official arrival in the MCU.

The X-Men Supremacy Era Begins in the MCU

The X-Men have always been an integral force of nature for the Marvel comic universe. Although shunned and feared in the beginning, the mutants grew to be loved and accepted just like the other superheroes of the comic world. However, their journey has always been infinitely harder than other counterparts, the Avengers. Whereas the latter have, individually and as a team, been lauded and deified, the X-Men have faced threats of segregation, eradication, and extinction multiple times throughout their existence.

The X-Men have finally crossed over to MCU
The X-Men have finally crossed over to MCU

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With tragedy and infinite loss always nipping at their heels, the heroes still marched on, and now, after a long and divisive journey, the Foxverse characters have finally set foot inside the Marvel mainstream universe, marking the first time that an X-Men franchise character gets to operate within the MCU in live-action cinema. The excitement then becomes manifold when Hugh Jackman, the best and the only acceptable version of Wolverine, becomes the pioneer for this radical transition, even after decisively and irrefutably declining to ever revive the role after Logan (2017).

The film marked the end of an era and was an emotional adieu to the character that the Australian actor had personified for 17 long years. Well, not anymore.

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

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Elizabeth Olsen Talks About the X-Men’s Arrival at MCU

Although Elizabeth Olsen‘s Scarlet Witch was inherently “made” in her MCU origin story, there exists an inherent connection between her character, Wanda Maximoff, and the X-Men patriarch, Magneto. The comic origin of Wanda Maximoff and her twin was often attributed to being the children of Erik Lensherr, played in the Foxverse by Michael Fassbender and Sir Ian McKellen. Elizabeth Olsen, during a recent interview with Variety, got to share her thoughts on the matter of the X-Men’s arrival at MCU and what it means for her two worlds of origin to clash.

“I don’t know. I think if whenever we bring in X-Men—I guess Wolverine is X-Men, right? I mean, it would be cool to work with a lot of those people from the X-Men franchise. I think [Michael] Fassbender’s [Magneto is] my dad in some world? That would be [cool].”

Scarlet Witch
Elizabeth Olsen stars as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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Although this does sound like a dream vision for the Marvel x Foxverse fandom, both Fassbender, as well as Olsen’s characters, have uncertain futures in their respective universes (as of now). With the unification of the two, perhaps Marvel could work up some miracle, as they did with Jackman, and make that pipe dream a reality. The evil supremacy would really be a sight to behold.

Deadpool 3 premieres on September 6th, 2024.

Source: Variety

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with almost 500 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works. If she’s not writing or painting, Diya can often be found in tattoo parlors across Delhi or on rooftops at 3 am listening to music.