Elizabeth Olsen returns as Wanda Maximoff in the long-awaited ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, which hits theaters this Friday, May 6. The actress plunges back into the intense grieving process that erupted in ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’and whose consequences we will live in this new installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Sam Raimi.
Olsen’s first appearance as Wanda in the MCU took place in one of the post-credits scenes of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, after which she officially debuted in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’. The Emmy-nominated performer was 25 years old when she debuted as the future Scarlet Witch, and as she explained in an interview with Variety at the premiere of ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, Scarlett Johansson played a very important role in her first steps in Marvel.
Olsen is full of praise for Johansson, who at the time was the only herheroine in The Avengers, and explains what it has been like to work with her in the MCU. “He makes everyone feel part of the team and excited to go to work”He says, “He has a lot of vitality and gives off a lot of confidence for such a young man. I was 25 when I started and was already in a better position than me. Surprising. I’m still admiring Scarlett from down here. So it’s amazing what we’ve been through and after all this time we now have women of different ages.”.
Elizabeth Olsen recalls looking up to Scarlett Johansson on the set of “Age of Ultron” at the #DoctorStrange premiere: “She makes everyone part of the team and excited to go to work.” https://t.co/NinB0GcIuu pic.twitter.com/G6vXmx1MPT
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Despite the small age difference between them (Olsen is 33 years old and Johansson is 37), the interpreter of the Scarlet Witch assures that she continues to look at her former MCU partner and treasures what she has learned professionally from her: “I continue to admire her and looking for their opinions and advice,” he continues, “I’m too embarrassed to ask for advice, so I learn by watching her. It’s amazing to watch her work. I remember being on the set of ‘Ultrón’ and seeing how it was with the team, I was fascinated by their ease and calm, how he included everyone in everything and how he made everyone excited to come to work. Since then it is something that I have incorporated into my life..
Throughout Phase 3 of Marvel and especially thanks to ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’, which launched Phase 4 in style, Wanda Maximoff has become one of the favorite characters of the UCM fans. So much so that many are already thinking about his next appearance after the sequel to ‘Doctor Strange’.
Although his character has as much prominence as Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) in the new installment of the saga, the marvelites are hoping that one of the most powerful characters in the MCU (or the most powerful?) has his own movie. But is a hypothetical ‘Scarlet Witch’ in Kevin Feige’s plans? “I don’t know, but if they have a good story to tell, I’ll be there”says the actress (via comic book). Of course, before this happens, Olsen would need “some kind of break”. Logical considering the intense year that Wanda has had.
‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ opens on May 6th only in theaters. You can read our review here.