Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness may have reaped mixed reception but one of the most memorable aspects of the film was Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch. News related to the actress’ ever-so-iconic character seems to be unearthed every single day. From violent action sequences that were redacted from the Doctor Strange film to speculations and theories surrounding her future in the franchise — Olsen’s notable depiction remains buzz-worthy.
Now, with a recent Variety report, Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios is seemingly pushing the fans to the edge of their seats with a new revelation. The primary producer for the MCU films teased Elizabeth Olsen’s anticipated return. While the nature of the comeback is understandably under wraps, it has successfully caused an excited uproar amongst fans.
Kevin Feige Teases Elizabeth Olsen’s Return As Scarlet Witch
In the Variety report, Kevin Feige shed some light on the scene in Multiverse of Madness that sent several fans into a frenzy. While most Wanda fans remained optimistic about her return, some believed that the mutant sorceress was gone for good. In the film, the climax constitutes the Scarlet Witch realizing the extent of her mistakes. Overcome with great guilt and coming to a realization after being consoled by her alternate self, the sorceress retreats from her initial goal.
Ultimately, she seemingly sacrifices herself to destroy the Darkhold. The Castle of Wundagore collapses and the sequence alludes to her potentially “dying” under the rubble. However, several fan theories and speculations kept everyone’s hopes alive. Now with Feige himself playing into the plausibility of Olsen’s return, fans are more ecstatic than ever.
Feige, in the interview, asked a faux inquisitive question, “I don’t know that we saw her under the table?” There was apparently a solid emphasis on the word “her.” Furthermore, the President had the following to add to his statement:
“I saw a tower coming down and a little red flash. I don’t know what that means.”
The producer’s remark seems to be implying that the sequence is concerned with something else entirely than Wanda potentially meeting her demise. The allusion was enough to make the fans of the Marvel character and Elizabeth Olsen feel a profound sense of contentment.
What The MCU Future Holds For The Scarlet Witch
When Variety tried to garner more information regarding the particularities of Wanda’s comeback and where exactly the fans would get to see her next, the President of Marvel Studios provided an answer that remained veiled under a shadow of mystery and intrigue. According to Feige, Elizabeth Olsen’s character has different aspects left to her that are yet to be explored.
There are many “core storylines” of the Scarlet Witch from the Marvel comics and its different assortments of narratives. As noted by Feige, most of them have not been touched upon. Following is the producer’s full quote:
“There really is so much more to explore. We still haven’t touched on many of her core storylines from the comics.”
To conclude his statement, Kevin Feige expressed his appreciation toward Olsen. The President of the studio would work with the actress for “another 100 years” if they possibly could. Such a declaration is a testament to the caliber and astounding talent exhibited by the MCU star. To keep fans thrilled for a little longer until they finally get to witness the return of Wanda, Feige boldly stated, “Anything’s possible in the multiverse!”
While Elizabeth Olsen herself believes that no character in the MCU is ever truly gone, she has also pointed out that her future within the franchise is not known to her. It is still quite unclear to her as nothing has been “agreed on” yet.
However, with Feige’s responses, it can be undoubtedly ascertained that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is unwilling to let go of Scarlet Witch and the numerous storylines that can be further delved deeper into. The future brings about countless possibilities as the overarching premise for the franchise and its films get more complex with every single release.
Fans will just have to enjoy the ride for now.
Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness is available for streaming on Disney+.