It’s almost time for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which is set to feature Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) as one of its main characters. It looks like the Scarlet Witch is walking the fine line between good and evil, and we’re not quite sure where she’s going to land by the end of the film.
Olsen has been playing Wanda since 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and has carried the character through four more movies and a limited series. It’s safe to say she’s grown to love Wanda over the last seven years because despite being all-powerful, she’s very much human.
Now that she’s fully become the Scarlet Witch, Wanda’s powers are seemingly limitless, and she’s a woman in hiding who is holding in more grief than imaginable. We’re going to see her process all of this in the film, mostly focusing on the fallout of it all. That turns out to be a part of what Olsen enjoyed so much about Wanda this time around.
Elizabeth Olsen enjoys the deeper dive Multiverse of Madness takes with Wanda
Looper attended a press event for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” where Elizabeth Olsen gave a deeper look into what we can expect from Wanda in the new film. She explained the movie goes further into something we’ve seen from Wanda in her previous movie appearances and “WandaVision.”
“I enjoy that she’s constantly straddling this line, and usually in her biggest emotive losses or griefs is when something’s born. That’s kind of been of the trend. And I do think we get to further that in this film and which is something that I’m happy about,” Olsen said.
Olsen also noted that she serves as a lawyer to Wanda and wants to defend her position as much as possible. She said whatever Wanda is processing, she wants to guard that perspective which is a brilliant approach to playing someone as complex as the Scarlet Witch.
Unfortunately, Olsen couldn’t dig much further into what may or may not come of Wanda’s line straddling in this film, and neither did director Sam Raimi who jumped in on the conversation. Although he did mention that her history of loving not wisely but well will lead to “less happy moments.” Wanda deserves a happy ending, but we’re not so sure she’ll be getting it by the end of this film.