Doctor Strange 2: Elizabeth Olsen on How MCU Sequel Pays Tribute to WandaVision

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There is little doubt that people were looking forward to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness since it is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film of the year. However, fans were also eager to watch the movie to catch up with Wanda Maximoff after the events in WandaVision. Not surprisingly, the MCU flick made sure to honor the Disney+ series in its own way and Elizabeth Olsen is pleased with how the film did so.

In WandaVision, fans got to learn more about Wanda Maximoff and everything that happened after the events in Avengers: Endgame. The series revealed how Wanda coped with losing Vision, ultimately holding an entire town hostage in an effort to build the perfect home.

WandaVision didn't exactly have a happy ending and that is evident in Doctor Strange 2. Elizabeth Olsen told Variety that the sequel made sure to honor the show in its own way.

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"There were just beats that I felt like were almost too similar, as opposed to reflective. I just wanted everything to feel like some version of an advancement, even if the advancement is someone feeling a different reaction to the pain and loss," Olsen said. She then pointed out that WandaVision didn't reveal how Wanda dealt with having to leave her perfect world behind.

"We also haven't seen her have a reaction to what happened in Westview. Even if we watched her go through trauma and loss, we haven't seen her go through the loss of the children. I think, for any parent – I would assume, because I'm not one – the loss of the child would always be much harder than the loss of anyone else important in your life," Olsen said.

"I just wanted to make sure it was a constant evolution forward and not repetitive. And so it was just slight adjustments. I couldn't do any major changes because sets were being built and things like that," she continued. "And schedules were being made, although in flux. But, yeah, I was trying to figure out how do we not be repetitive? How do we create an evolution? How do we make this different but still part of the woman that we know?"


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness also stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez. The film is currently screening in theaters worldwide.

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