Elizabeth Olsen wants to return as Scarlet Witch in the MCU
Martin Macdonald - 18 May 2023, 11:52 Modified: 18 May 2023, 15:33 Share
Elizabeth Olsen is keen to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Scarlet Witch.
The actress has appeared in numerous MCU projects as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlett Witch, including the character's own television series on Disney +, WandaVision. The character's fate was unclear at the conclusion of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in which Wanda was the primary antagonist.
There have been no suggestions, as of yet, that Olsen will return. But, she says she has spoken to Marvel boss Kevin Fiege about the future of Wanda and she was keen to avoid letting slip any spoilers.
“If I were to tell you exactly what I would want, I think I would be spoiling something," she told fans at an event this week.
"Because Kevin Feige asks us what we want to do & then he does it. So I don’t know if I can share. I just want to come back!"
Which Avengers scene did Olsen find 'embarrassing' to film?
By the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Wanda is in a relationship with Vision, played by Paul Bettany. At the conclusion of that movie, Vision dies after Thanos removes an Infinity Stone from his dead, despite Wanda's desperate attempts to save him.
It proved a tough scene for Olsen and Bettany.
"So, it’s very embarrassing shooting those kinds of things, because, like, the world depends on you doing it," she told Variety.
"And we did some improvising, which is hard to improvise those moments. But it also felt good, because at that point, Paul and I really had each other’s back. It was one of the last things we shot. I felt really comfortable with him as an actor if we had to improvise that beat a little bit. We were trying to find it, with the Russos guiding us.Josh
When pressed as to why exactly it was embarrassing, she replied:
"Because you’re like — . Ugh, I’m doing this in public. But you have one hand out that’s stopping something with energy. And then you’ve got another hand that’s extracting this fake thing from this dotted face. And it’s painful and emotional."
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