Elizabeth Olsen OK being done with MCU

Elizabeth Olsen said if she were canned by Marvel, she would at least be proud of the work she did within the MCU.

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With a few exceptions, once you’re in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you’re tied to it for the rest of your career. You’ll have other opportunities of course, but chances are, to many, you’ll always be Captain America or the Hulk or Thor. But Elizabeth Olsen doesn’t always want to be tied to the MCU, no matter how happy she is with the work, recently saying she is ready to move on from Marvel.

Elizabeth Olsen recently told actress Meghann Fahy (The White Lotus) in a Variety Q&A that if her days in the MCU are officially over – as indicated in last year’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness – then she’s completely fine with that. “If someone were to tell me that I’m fired from Marvel movies, I will feel proud of what we made. And I really am just trying to figure out how to load up other films and characters so it becomes less about the Marvel of it all.” As far as other projects go, Olsen just concluded miniseries Love & Death, playing Candy Montgomery, a woman accused of murdering her husband’s lover with an axe. Yeah, you could say she’s branching out again…

Elizabeth Olsen was also asked if she missed playing Wanda Maximoff in the MCU, a character who she first played (albeit uncredited) in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. “No, I don’t.” But that’s not a slight against the work but rather a sense of accomplishment. “I think it’s been almost 10 years of playing her. And I’ve loved it. And I think the reason why I am not calling Kevin Feige every day with ideas is because I’m really proud of what we were able to do. I think WandaVision was a really surprising opportunity.” Another surprise? Eight Emmy nominations, including one for Olsen herself.

Despite what she has most recently stated, whether or not Elizabeth Olsen has officially bowed out of the MCU is anybody’s guess. Marvel president Kevin Feige has said “anything is possible” and Olsen herself seems open to returning, saying earlier this year, “Now, we can really have fun; I feel like there’s a lot more humor to be had with her. She’s often the emotion of a story, and I’m curious to see what we can explore. And hopefully [we can] give her some redemption.” OK, now we’re getting some mixed messages…

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Source: Variety

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