Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff is now one of the major characters of MCU’S Phase 4. Although Wanda’s arc in Infinity Saga has already teased the character’s immense power, primarily when she singlehandedly destroyed an Infinity Stone and nearly overpowered the Mad Titan Thanos. But Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness shows a new range of Wanda we’ve never seen before, as she fully transforms into her comic book counterpart, the Scarlet Witch.
In Marvel Comics, Wanda is originally the daughter of the X-Men villain, Magneto. However, introducing Wanda as HYDRA's experiment might be the only way for Marvel Studios since the X-Men has not yet arrived in the MCU.
Yet, Elizabeth Olsen already expressed interest in joining the super-team once Marvel Studios introduced the X-Men into the mega-franchise.
In an interview with Geek Culture, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star Elizabeth Olsen was asked about who she prefers between Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender to play Wanda's on-screen father, Magneto.
Olsen responded, "Oh... [laughs] I’m gonna go with Sir Ian McKellen. I had the biggest crush on him. He’s in these videos called Playing Shakespeare where actors get together and they do a Shakespeare… It’s a video series. He’s like the sexiest man in the world so I would say Sir Ian McKellen."
And more recently, X-Men star Ian McKellen responded to Olsen's comment via post on Facebook: "If I had a daughter, I’d hope she’d be like Elizabeth. A treat to be her Daddy!"
Ian McKellen undoubtedly set a gold standard for Magneto. Even after Michael Fassbender had stepped on the role, fans still acknowledge McKellen's iconic Magneto interpretation.
Now that Patrick Stewart's Professor X just returned in the Doctor Strange sequel, does this mean we'll see Magneto soon in the MCU too? For now, Marvel hasn't yet disclosed anything about McKellen's inclusion in future projects. But with the Multiverse in mind, Magneto can definitely come back. And maybe in another universe, Marvel Studios might recreate a reality where McKellen's Magneto is the father of Olsen's Wanda Maximoff.
Nevertheless, this interaction between the two fan-favorite actors extremely delighted Marvel fans around the world.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now showing in theaters worldwide.