Elizabeth Olsen on the Way forward for the Scarlet Witch

Elizabeth Olsen is reflecting on her portrayal of the Scarlet Witch — also referred to as Wanda Maximoff — and the character’s future following her final big-screen look. In a brand new Variety function, Olsen mentioned of the Scarlet Witch, “At the least in my expertise, it has been exhausting as a lady to specific rage. It is some of the wonderful emotions, as a result of it is so particular: You may know precisely why you are indignant.”

Wanda definitely has a myriad of causes to be indignant, and her fury reaches a breaking level in “Physician Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity,” when she turns malevolent. Wanda’s layered, slow-burning character transformation was made potential by Olsen’s expertise. “We solely even would have dared try one thing like ‘WandaVision,'” showrunner Kevin Feige mentioned within the Sept. 28 function, “as a result of Lizzie is such an impressive actor.”

Wanda’s story seems to achieve a (spoiler alert!) bloody finish in “Multiverse of Insanity,” however Feige made some cryptic feedback to Selection a few potential future for the Scarlet Witch. “There actually is a lot extra to discover,” he mentioned. “We nonetheless have not touched on lots of her core storylines from the comics.”

When reminded that Wanda dies — or seems to — on the finish of “Multiverse of Insanity,” Feige pushed again at that assumption. “I do not know that we noticed her underneath rubble? I noticed a tower coming down, and slightly crimson flash. I do not know what which means,” he mentioned. “I might work with Lizzie for an additional 100 years if we might. Something’s potential within the multiverse! We’ll should see.”

When instructed about what Feige had mentioned, Olsen stayed largely mum. She mentioned she hoped for “some kind of redemption” for her character however clarified that “I actually do not know my future.” All in all, she’s retaining issues underneath lock. “It is good for me to know the way he communicates about it,” she mentioned. “As a result of I actually, genuinely really feel like my job is to maintain my mouth shut till he makes an announcement of any form.”

Earlier than she doubtlessly returns to the MCU, Olsen can have one other alternative to showcase her expertise for embodying advanced, rage-filled characters in HBO Max’s “Love and Demise.” She’ll play Sweet Montgomery, who was accused of killing her husband’s lover within the Eighties however discovered not responsible after pleading self-defense.

Within the interview, Olsen declined to disclose any real-life inspirations that assist her painting fury so convincingly on display screen. “Oh, these are enjoyable secrets and techniques to maintain,” she mentioned. “However I do have rage. I really feel just like the second you, as an actor, reveal issues about your self which are form of your ‘gas,’ for lack of a greater phrase, then your gas’s uncovered and it means much less.”

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