WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen recently addressed all those X-Men theories which stemmed from Evan Peters’ arrival on the series.
There’s still some question as to how the X-Men will eventually enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but for a while it seemed like Kevin Feige had sneakily introduced the multiverse through Evan Peters’ Pietro Maximoff. Of course, by the time the finale rolled around it was revealed that he’s just a brainwashed Westview resident, Ralph Bohner. When speaking to Variety about WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen opened up about the cameos and X-Men theories that fans had.
“I knew that there are theories that had to do with people wanting more surprises in cameos. But I’m not really that aware of what these fan theories were, so I’m kind of learning about it as we go. Paul said something about this crazy cameo when he was really just talking about doing a scene with himself, and I know Paul thought that was a really funny joke, and I thought it was funny. But I was like, I think people are actually going to suspect that there is more to come.”
The Scarlet Witch star also clarified that she wasn’t really aware of the multiverse when she was filming WandaVision, explaining that she only discovered the larger plan of the multiverse when work started on Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange sequel. So clearly, the Quicksilver reveal was used entirely to toy with X-Men fans (in the best way of course). Take a look at Elizabeth Olsen talking about Pietro and the multiverse in WandaVision below.
“I didn’t know about the multiverse when we were filming this. So I wouldn’t assume that that’s what was happening. I thought it was just a clever way to have a Pietro. I didn’t understand the larger plan of the multiverse until I started working on ‘Multiverse’ or whatever our movie’s called, the ‘Doctor Strange’ sequel!”
Did you think the X-Men were being brought into the MCU through WandaVision? What did you think to Quicksilver’s involvement in the show? Are you excited to see Elizabeth Olsen in the Multiverse of Madness? Sound-off in the comments below!
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; 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. Marvel’s Kevin Feige has said that the series leads into Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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