Elizabeth Olsen on Wanda’s Future in the MCU and Doctor Strange 2

with director Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now playing in theaters around the world, I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch) on making the Marvel sequel. During the short but fun interview, Olsen talked about why Wanda isn’t looking for Vision in the multiverse, her Marvel contract and future in the MCU, how she wasn’t on set for the new shoots, and how she missed some of the cast the movie is.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also stars Benedict CumberbatchBenedict Wongo as Wong, Rachel mcadams as dr. Christine Palmer, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Karl Mordo, and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez.


Check out what Elizabeth Olsen had to say in the player above, or you can read our conversation below.

COLLIDER: I can always tell how important someone is by the number of people looking in the Zoom. It is much.

ELIZABETH OLSEN: They just make sure we all stick to the scripts.

Precisely. I’m so curious, when you started making this movie, did you know it might be the last time? Because I heard rumors that you may have signed a contract extension. I’m just wondering.

OLSEN: I sign extensions every time they want me to make a movie. I just drew a really short one at the beginning so everything is constant just, it always adapts for me. New. I don’t consider this the end either.

You are one of the most popular characters in the Marvel universe. I don’t see you leaving. You know what I mean?

OLSEN: I don’t know in what capacity I’ll be back. I don’t know how to do without it, I don’t want spoilers.

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I enjoyed your performance in this movie. Did anyone ever explain to you why you don’t actually look for Vision in any of the other multiverses?

OLSEN: No. There’s a whole list of things, like my brother, my parents. I think the main reason when we would talk about this multiverse is, and in the universe version, this woman wasn’t with Vision. We liked that that was a mystery. For some reason he’s not in her world. I always thought she was more of a homely Wanda. They are divorced. They are divorced. She wears a wedding ring for a reason. Like that sort of thing. We liked the idea of ​​her being alone. The idea is really that the most important thing in the world once you are a mother is your children, and that’s why.

Someone told me that maybe it was the Darkhold that corrupted her, leaving her to focus only on finding the kids.

OLSEN: The children are also part of her myth. I think that’s part of it too. I really think that once you are a mother, the loss of your child is more painful than any other loss you could ever experience. That’s really why.

I spoke to Sam Raimi, and he told me he had a longer original cut† Then you did a lot of new footage, and then the movie was two hours and five minutes. From my own math, I can see that there are a lot of things that you guys have included that are not in the final movie. I’m curious if there’s a sequence or scene that you were sad you included that isn’t in the final movie.

OLSEN: I haven’t seen it. I was not at the filming. I was filming something else, so I shot all my new footage.

It’s so funny because I don’t think people realize that there are things in the movie where a bunch of people are in a scene, and none of them acted together. They are all people doing it on different days.

OLSEN: Yes. I never met many people in the movie.

Do you think that’s what surprises Marvel fans the most when they learn about the making of these movies? The fact that so much is done without people in the same room.

OLSEN: I think so. We were also acting with ourselves. There’s a lot of acting with imagination that we can do, which is challenging and fun. There’s a part of it that feels really imaginative and childish that we get to do. This script was also always a moving object. It was never something set in stone. I wasn’t surprised when they did the reshoots. I knew the reshoots didn’t affect my bow that much. When it did hit me, I just did a voice-over for it.

Years ago at the Age of Ultron there’s a great viral clip going around, I’m sure you’ve seen it, where you talk about the House of M. Someone asks you what you would like to see with Wanda in the future. You say, “House of M, but Marvel will never do it.” I’m curious because you can see the future, what do you hope will happen to Wanda in the future? Obviously you know what’s going to happen.

OLSEN: Not me.

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No I know. I’m teasing.

OLSEN: Someone just said, “Because you bring in X-Men, Wanda is part of the X-Men franchise. Why can’t Wanda be there too?” In my mind I think, “Yeah. Why can’t Wanda be with the X-Men too?”

I have no idea. I don’t know what I want. I know I want it to matter. There’s no reason to continue telling these stories unless they’re really strong, good stories and add something to the whole of the MCU. I’ll be there if there’s a good idea.

Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it. Wish you nothing but the best.

OLSEN: Thank you.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in cinemas.

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