Elizabeth Olsen recently explained Scarlet Witch’s evolving accent in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and revealed her Sokovian accent will return in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
One of the biggest mysteries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Scarlet Witch’s accent. In Age of Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff had a noticeable accent, but as the films have gone on, it’s faded away by the time we get to the final Avengers films. Agatha Harkness even brought this up in WandaVision, and now Olsen has explained the changes.
During a recent piece from Rolling Stone about WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen opened up about the evolution of Wanda’s accent and explained why her Sokovian accent will be back in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:
“So that started with Civil War. The Russos [directors Anthony and Joseph Russo] said, “Can she just have a softer accent, because she’s been in America, and has to have been speaking English more.” So I was like, sure. I do have to say that in [Wanda’s next appearance, in 2022’s] Dr. Strange [in the Multiverse of Madness], after the experience she has in WandaVision, she goes back to an accent that’s more true to her. Now that I feel a little bit more ownership of the character, I feel like she does retreat back to having this more honest expression. The sitcom part was totally different, because she’s trying to hold on to an American sitcom world and play the part the best she can.”
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You can read the official synopsis for WandaVision below.
Marvel Studios’ “WandaVision” blends the style of classic sitcoms with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany)—two super-powered beings living their ideal suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.
Matt Shakman directed the series with Jac Schaeffer as the lead scribe with Kevin Feige producing; WandaVision stars Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, Kat Dennings as Darcy Lewis, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Evan Peters as Ralph Bohner, and Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness.
WandaVision is available on Disney Plus, while Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to hit theaters on March 25, 2022. Keep following along to stay up to date on all of the latest surrounding the upcoming MCU projects, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!
Source: Rolling Stone