Elizabeth Olsen wants more humor and redemption for Scarlet Witch if she returns to the MCU

When Scarlet Witch inevitably returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elizabeth Olsen wants more humor and redemption.

Last Updated on March 31, 2023

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Much like The X-Files, no one ever really stays dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch seemingly met her end in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness when she sacrificed herself to destroy the Darkhold. But when the Scarlet Witch inevitably returns, Elizabeth Olsen told ScreenRant that she hopes she can explore the “humor” and “redemption” of the character.

We can do anything with her now! I feel like we’ve done so much,” Elizabeth Olsen said. “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.” After spending much of WandaVision dealing with her grief over losing Vision during the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Scarlet Witch went full-villain in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While she did eventually see the error of her ways, there’s still plenty of stories that could be told.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased as much to Variety last year. “There really is so much more to explore,” Feige said. “We still haven’t touched on many of her core storylines from the comics. I’d work with Lizzie for another 100 years if we could. Anything’s possible in the multiverse! We’ll have to see.

Elizabeth Olsen will next be seen starring alongside Jesse Plemons in Love and Death, a seven-episode limited series that tells the true story of Candy and Pat Montgomery and Betty and Allan Gore — two churchgoing couples enjoying their small-town Texas life… until an extramarital affair leads somebody to pick up the axe.

Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles from Texas Monthly (“Love & Death in Silicon Prairie,” Part I & II), Love and Death was written by David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. While speaking with Entertainment Weekly last year, Glatter said that Love and Death explores “the dark side of the American dream. Here is a young woman who gets married at 20 years old, and she’s done everything right: She has the kids, she has the family, but she has a hole in her psyche that’s a mile wide, and she makes a very bad choice on how to fill it.” Glatter continued, “[The series] looks at something that women, and I think men, went through as being products of their time. [They’re] not going to dialogue about what’s going on, but there’s a deep disconnect between the public and private person and the feeling of emptiness.” The first three episodes of Love and Death will debut on HBO Max on April 27th, followed by weekly episodes through to May 25th.

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Source: ScreenRant

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