Elizabeth Olsen Says WANDAVISION Will Explore Why Her Character Is Known as Scarlet Witch
Elizabeth Olsen’s Marvel character Wanda Maximoff has never been referred to as Scarlet Witch in the MCU. That’s all going to change, though, with the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series WandaVistion. In fact, this series is going to explore why Maximoff is known as Scarlet Witch.
While a guest on BUILD Series, Olsen talked about Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, and what news he initially wanted her to share with the fans about the WandaVision saying:
“I’m just so excited for fans because if they know anything about the Scarlet Witch in the comics, I think this show will just get them so excited. This show will explore why she’s known as Scarlet Witch and how she is Scarlet Witch as opposed to Wanda. We’ve always referred to her as Wanda in our films, so it’s an exciting opportunity.”
She went on to say:
"Kevin Feige, when we were teasing it at Comic-Con for the first time, he was like, 'Say a sentence about how people are gonna discover that through this show they’ll finally learn 'Scarlet Witch' and why she’s called Scarlet Witch.’ I was like, ‘Okay,’ and then I got on stage and was like, ‘we’ll see Wanda as Scarlet Witch.’ I was so intimidated by the 8,000 people. I totally blew it.”
But she’s saying it now and that all that matters. It’s pretty cool that they will be exploring this aspect of the character in the series. And that story will all lead to what happens in Doctor Strange and The Multiverse of Madness.
When previously describing the project, Olsen said, “It is a mash-up between American sitcoms throughout the decades and Marvel films with these characters.” Paul Bettany added, “That’s where it starts, and then it sort of snowballs into an epic Marvel movie that you’ve grown to know or love.” They’ve also said that it’s going to be a completely bonkers and wild ride.
The WandaVision series idea was conceived by Kevin Fiege, and I can’t wait to see it debuts on Disney+ in Spring 2021.