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Magneto Actor Ian McKellan Responds To Elizabeth Olsen’s “Sexiest Man in the World” Comment

In phase 4 of the MCU, Wanda Maximoff is one of the central characters. Elizabeth Olsen’s character has finally seen its transition to Scarlet Witch in WandaVision. Also, she was the terrifying villain of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Though a lot of Wanda’s past has been shown in the series, there are still unknown details. One of them is her true parents. In the comics, she is the daughter of Magneto. And as MCU hasn’t yet introduced X-Men, it could be a reason her heritage is hidden. Also, the actress has expressed being a part of the team when they are finally introduced.

Magneto actor responds to comments of Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen wants Sir Ian McKellan to play Magneto
Elizabeth Olsen wants Sir Ian McKellan to play Magneto

In an interview with Geek Culture, the actress talked about her character Wanda Maximoff. Upon being asked who would she like to play Magneto.  The two choices given were Sir Ian McKellan and Michael Fassbender. The actress responded, “I’m gonna go with Sir Ian McKellen. I had the biggest crush on him. He’s in these videos called Playing Shakespeare where the actors get together and they do a Shakespeare. It’s a video series. He’s like the sexiest man in the world so I would say, Sir Ian McKellen.”

Magneto actor responds to comments of Elizabeth Olsen
Magneto actor responds to comments of Elizabeth Olsen

To this Sir Ian McKellen responded through a Facebook post. The actor shared, “If I had a daughter, I’d hope she’d be like Elizabeth. A treat to be her Daddy!” The actress must’ve been delighted to see the response.

Will Magneto make his MCU debut soon?

Future of Magneto in the MCU
Future of Magneto in the MCU

Now that Marvel is exploring the multiverse, there are chances that X-Men can finally be owned by the studio. Though it is not yet confirmed whether the studio would keep the same cast as the previous films. But the inclusion of Patrick Stewart could mean that there are chances of that. Plus, we all know that Sir Ian McKellan was great at the performance of Magneto.

Also, the actor’s response could mean nothing, it could also be a hint that he is coming back as the character. Plus, Elizabeth Olsen picking him over Michael Fassbender shows how good he really was in the role. There is yet no surety as to what the studio is planning to do with X-Men.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.