Elizabeth Olsen may be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe soon

Nearly two months since Marvel fans returned to the world of Mystic Art, Elizabeth Olsen is talking about her future as Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch in Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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From director Sam Raimi and directed by RockyMichael Waldron, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the former wizard Supreme Dr. Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange to solve his… Spider-Man: Nowhere to Go (2021). After Peter Parker (Tom Holland) wants the world to forget he’s Spider-Man, Doctor Strange unleashes the multiverse, kicking off the madness that’s coming five months later.

American Chavez teleports in 'Doctor Strange'
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Joining Cumberbatch in the latest Marvel movie are Rachel McAdams (Dr. Kristen Palmer), newcomer Hochtel Gomez (Chávez, USA), Benedict Wang (Wang), Chihuatl Ejiofor (Karl Mordo) and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in her debut since 2021 Wanda Vision Disney+ series.

A MCU fan favorite, Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff has been praised by fans and critics since her live-action debut in the Marvel Universe. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). One of the most powerful superheroes, the Avengers defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Endgame (2019), before she loses Vision (Paul Bay) Tenney) took over Westview and turned it into a sitcom-style suburb, previously pitting Agatha Harkness (Katherine Hahn) in a battle of magic and chaos magic.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness With Wanda’s grief, the film anchors her quest to reunite with children Billy and Tommy from another universe. This leads her to a confrontation with the Illuminati, where she battles Professor X (Patrick Stewart), Reed Richards (John Krasinski), Blake Bolt (Anson Mount), Captain Carter ( Hayley Atwell) against Captain Marvel (Lashana Lynch). Using the Dark Bastion, the anti-hero eventually lost to Doctor Strange and American Chavez, seemingly sacrificing himself to destroy the mighty Dark Bastion once and for all.

However, while Olsen has not officially retired from the MCU (like Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man) and Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America)) she works with Marvel Neither room has confirmed whether Wanda’s journey will continue.

Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, in WandaVision's finale
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actress with rotten tomatoes About her desire to see the former Avenger turned villain, including major changes to her on-screen role. She said (via direct):

“…I also think it would be really amazing that she gets older. In the comics, her powers somehow degenerate and age her in some comics. I do think it’s kind of weird. I kind of imagine myself having Will have prosthetics and silver hair one day and love to play her like a smart older woman so I do have this dream of making her old. I really feel like she’s old in her like the scarlet witch myth is this Old myth, so it’s something I kind of like, a potential future that I just throw away, I don’t really know where it’s going to pass.”

Elizabeth Olsen to play Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, in Wanda movie's finale
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It will be interesting to see Marvel Studios take on old versions of iconic Marvel Comics characters and bring new life to long-standing MCU characters. However, according to Olsen, Wanda’s future is in the hands of the Marvel Gods, and the actress has said she’ll be back, but only if there’s a good story to tell. Olson said:

“My whole thing didn’t go nine times like these big deals or anything you know or whatever it was, as long as that’s what happened with WandaVision, as long as there’s a good story to tell, I’m going to be there, but I don’t think fans like being in front of us and there’s nothing interesting to share or tell or explore, so for me it’s always about the story.”

“If there’s a good idea, I’d love to play her.”

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Olsen’s comments here suggest that when the time comes, whether it’s next year or a decade from now, it’s all about the story. With fans seeing the Scarlet Witch go down with Mount Windagol, it’s possible that the role could end there. However, there are rumors that Scarlet Witch will make a separate movie, but nothing has been confirmed by Marvel or The Walt Disney Company, even though plans for the next decade have been drawn up. Feige didn’t like the loose ending, though, and Olsen hopes to wear her tights and cape at some point.

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Only time will tell if Wanda’s story will continue, or if fans will have to say goodbye to Scarlet Witch forever.

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