Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff is now one of the prominent characters of MCU's Phase 4. And Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness shows a side of the character we've never seen before as she fully transforms into her comic book counterpart, the Scarlet Witch.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness confirms the surprising villainous twist with the MCU’s fan-beloved character Wanda Maximoff while she continues to be corrupted by the Darkhold. As she fully descends into madness, the character had a change of heart at the end and vowed that no one will ever be corrupted by the evil book again. In the process, Wanda seemingly sacrificed herself, leaving her future in the franchise unknown.
Thankfully, Elizabeth Olsen recently shared her ideas about the Scarlet Witch’s return after the Multiversal cataclysm of the Doctor Strange sequel.
In an interview with Fandango (via Rotten Tomatoes), Elizabeth Olsen opens up on Scarlet Witch's MCU future after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
When asked how long she is willing to play the fan-favorite character, Olsen admitted that Multiverse of Madness ended Scarlet Witch's story the way "it's supposed to end," saying that she would love to get some ideas from her fans about her next journey.
“I really thought of this film as a story that was told between…It ends the way it’s supposed to end and I’m always very curious what the fans want next as well because I don’t have any ideas. So I think that would be helpful to get some ideas from them."
Olsen added, “My whole thing without having like these big picture deals or whatever to you know, go nine times or whatever it is, is that as long as and this is what happened with WandaVision as long as there’s a good story to tell I’ll be there, but I don’t think it’s fun for the fans for us to just like show up and not have anything interesting to share or to tell or to explore and so for me, it’s always about the story."
The MCU vet also expressed interest in doing an older and wiser version of the character much like in the Marvel comics.
"If there’s a good idea, I’m happy to play her," Olsen said. "I also think her being old will actually be kind of amazing. In the comics, her power kind of deteriorates her and ages her in a way in some of the comics. I do think of that as being kind of amazing. I kind of imagined myself one day with like prosthetics and silver hair and like playing her as this like like older wise woman and so I do have this kind of this dream of aging her quite a bit. I just really think she’s ancient in her like the myth of the Scarlet Witch is this ancient myth and so that’s something that I kind of adore about, a potential future that I’m just kind of throwing out and I don’t really know where it would go."
While it's still too early to guess Scarlet Witch's fate in the mega-franchise, it's very doubtful that Marvel Studios would kill one of the strongest characters in the MCU just like that. Aside from that, an older and wiser Wanda is an interesting version of the character that fans would undoubtedly love to see. Although it appears to be impossible, with the Multiverse in mind, they might consider the storyline.
Recently, rumors also swirled online that Elizabeth Olsen signed a 7-Year extension contract with Marvel Studios, which indicates that Multiverse of Madness won't be the character's last adventure.
If Marvel Studios bring back the Scarlet Witch in the future, it would be great to see Scarlet Witch redeeming herself after what she did in WandaVision and Multiverse of Madness, reclaiming her title as an Avenger.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now showing in theaters worldwide.