Elizabeth Olsen has opened up about whether or not her character, Scarlet Witch, is a villain in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
When it was revealed that Elizabeth Olson was joining Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness, some began to speculate if she would be one of the film’s antagonists. In both the comics and throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, her role has shifted back and forth from a hero to a villain. The various trailers and TV spots haven’t helped matters but do indicate some conflict between Strange and Wanda.
Elizabeth Olsen herself has remained tight-lipped about Scarlet Witch’s role in the upcoming film. The film will undoubtedly continue Wanda’s story but it is still unclear whether or not she will be an ally or an enemy. During an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Olson dodged the question and simply stated that she chooses not to see her characters as good or evil:
“Yes, I’ve heard about this. Well, I don’t think of any character I play as a villain, or a bad guy or a good guy. I love my characters. I’m their advocate. I defend them. I just played an axe murderer, and I love her and I think she’s fabulous.”
Here is the synopsis for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness:
The MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.
Directed by Sam Raimi from a script written by Michael Waldron, the film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachel McAdams, and Patrick Stewart.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hits theaters on May 6, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.