Will Scarlet Witch Return After ‘Doctor Strange 2’? Elizabeth Olsen Gives New Clues
Following the massive success of WandaVision, fans have grown to love Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the actor is about to appear in her sixth MCU project, but many want to know if the Scarlet Witch will either get her own film or show up elsewhere in the MCU following Doctor Strange 2.
Elizabeth Olsen is reprising her role as the Scarlet Witch in ‘Doctor Strange 2’
After freeing the town of Westview from her control in the WandaVision finale, Wanda Maximoff retreated to a secluded cabin surrounded by mountains. Now that she knows she is the Scarlet Witch, Wanda wants to learn more about her power and how to control it. In the post-credits scene from the finale, the audience saw her astral form reading the Darkhold.
Based on the Doctor Strange 2 trailers, the upcoming movie will pick up where WandaVision left off with the Scarlet Witch. Of course, Marvel trailers are known to trick fans. But it’s safe to say that the events of the Marvel Disney+ series are still fresh in the Doctor Strange sequel.
Stephen Strange will visit Wanda at her cabin to ask for her help saving the multiverse. And throughout Doctor Strange 2, the MCU’s Stephen and Wanda will encounter multiple Doctor Strange and Scarlet Witch variants. As for what the rest of the movie entails, including who the villain is, fans are in the dark.
The actor is ‘excited’ for crossovers
While speaking with HeyUGuys, Elizabeth Olsen discussed her future as the Scarlet Witch in the MCU following Doctor Strange 2. The interviewer asked the actor if she would ever want to say one of her character’s famous lines from the comics books — “No more mutants.”
“Yes, I mean, I hope so,” Olsen shared. “I’m excited for all the crossovers in the future. I do think this film opens up lots of opportunities with the multiverse. But yeah, the immortal words are [‘no more mutants’]. I mean … I would love to be able to say them in some capacity to make it work for the MCU.”
She continued, “Again, I never know what we’re doing next, so I’m always just kind of like in these interviews, just saying whatever sounds cool to me, as well. But yeah, it’s not in anyone’s control besides Kevin Feige.”
Since much is unknown about Doctor Strange 2, it’s unclear how the Scarlet Witch’s story ends in the movie. She could die, become a villain, or the end credits might read, “Scarlet Witch will return.” Olsen’s character might even say, “No more mutants,” in the sequel.
But regardless of what happens in the film, Olsen is looking forward to playing Wanda in the foreseeable future. Or maybe the actor is pulling an Andrew Garfield and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is her final outing as the Scarlet Witch. That seems like an unlikely probability given the character’s popularity, but anything is possible in the MCU. Hopefully, we will see Wanda crossing over with other Marvel characters for many years to come.
Elizabeth Olsen needs a ‘little break’ from the Scarlet Witch after ‘Doctor Strange 2’
Unfortunately, if the Scarlet Witch does have a future in the MCU, it sounds like it might be a while before fans see her again following Doctor Strange 2.
Per ComicBook.com, one reporter asked Elizabeth Olsen about a possible Scarlet Witch movie. The actor replied, “Oh, I don’t know, but if they have a good story to tell, I’ll be there.” And when asked if she would need a break from Marvel after the Doctor Strange sequel, Olsen said, “Yes, exactly, or just a little one. Just some version of a break.”
Fans will have to patiently wait to see if Marvel wants to continue telling stories with the Scarlet Witch. But if a solo movie is on the horizon, we know that fans will wait as long as they need to just to see more of Wanda on the big screen.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premieres exclusively in theaters on May 6.