13 Oct 2021 3:35 PM +00:00 UTC

Elizabeth Olsen Shares How Wanda Changed From Age of Ultron To WandaVision

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If there is someone in the MCU that had so much character growth throughout the years, one of those would definitely be Wanda Maximoff and Elizabeth Olsen shared how change happened that while she started off as a scared little girl from Avengers: Age of Ultron, she finally bloomed to being one of the most powerful entities in the multiverse, the Scarlet Witch, in the recent Marvel series WandaVision.

Elizabeth Olsen's character, Wanda Maximoff, first appeared in the MCU through a post-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as an experiment of Hydra on the exposure to an Infinity stone, and in the case of Wanda, the Mind stone. Her debut performance was in Avengers: Age of Ultron where she started off as a villain only to switch sides after seeing what Ultron has planned.

She was just a scared little girl back then that Hawkeye had to convince her in the funniest way possible of how they are battling robots and he has a bow and arrow but still fighting because the people need them. She stepped out and became an Avenger, lost her brother, fell in love with Vision, fought Thanos and his cronies trying not to lose Vision and still lost him, avenged the love of her life and made the Mad Titan plead, then finally, in her own show, became the Scarlet Witch.


In in interview with Titan Comics as posted on Marvel.com, Elizabeth Olsen shared the journey of Wanda through the MCU, "Joss Whedon really loved Wanda a lot, and was so excited to bring her into the MCU. He was teeing me up for possibilities that he didn't know if we would actually fulfill or not. But he still wanted to create just little Easter eggs. So we would place Easter Eggs in certain places, like a glance too long with Vision."

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Olsen added, "And then, obviously, her emotional journey was the loss of her parents, and Wanda and her brother becoming these rebel fighters in Sokovia before realizing where the good fight was, and wanting to be a part of it. In Marvel Studios' Captain America: Civil War, we find Wanda just completely without any family now, without any anchor, and being completely alone."

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Olsen explained where Wanda found her place in the Avengers, "Wanda was trying to figure out her own place in the Avengers compound and finding solace in Vision, finding a friend in him, while also dealing with her own shame of who she is and not really understanding it. And then we kind of further that story in Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War."


Olsen also expressed how Paul Bettany, the one who plays Vision, helped her in their love story, "And I think Paul and I both really believed that, as much as it's fun to be part of the humor and the playfulness of the Avengers, we've created an emotional foundation for our characters that doesn't play around with irony, really. Which is kind of odd in these movies, when so much is ironic and funny and fun to watch. But it's also kind of lovely."

In WandaVision, as amazing as how each era of television was shown in the series for every episode, what makes it more interesting is that Wanda grows in each of it that in the end, she finally found some acceptance to let Vision go and embrace what the future holds for her. It is as if she had to lose him again, this time, with a proper farewell, to fully accept that he's gone and she is now on her own path.

There is definitely more for Wanda in the future of the MCU. Her next appearance is expected to be in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.