‘I don’t miss it’: Elizabeth Olsen might be done with Marvel and there could be more than one reason
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Every time an actor says they’re done with Marvel, it gives rise to several theories and speculations about the future of their character, their previous roles, and essentially what went wrong. Most recently, Elizabeth Olsen announced that she was enjoying the break and doesn’t miss Marvel, and everyone certainly has had some thoughts about it. As much as one would miss Olsen, fans are more concerned about her character, Wanda Maximoff.
Wanda, aka Scarlett Witch, has been one of the best characters in the MCU, and one can debate it all day long, but she is also one of the most powerful Avengers, and yes, we do mean more powerful than Thor or Hulk. So, Olsen’s statement has everyone worried whether the end of her appearance in Marvel movies also means the end of Wanda. And if so, why has that happened, especially after her big role in ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness.’
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Why is Elizabeth Olsen done with Marvel?
In an interview with Variety, Olsen talks about her break after Marvel and claims that she doesn’t miss it. There could be several reasons for this, and it’s a little disappointing to see another Avenger exit the MCU, especially since fans are still devasted about Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, and Scarlett Johansson not returning for any of the movies. As more and more actors talk about separating from Marvel, this one, in particular, has sparked a conversation. Undoubtedly, Marvel movies aren’t the same as they used to be, the charm is missing, but could ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’ be the reason Olsen doesn’t miss Marvel at all?
Although ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’ was successful at the box office, Olsen’s character, Wanda, aka Scarlett Witch was the main villain of the movie. So far, this was the darkest portrayal of the classic ‘good gone bad’ that the MCU has ever seen. It also seemed a little unfair to pit Wanda against Doctor Strange, when they were several other villains available, and we mean several! Wanda’s fate in ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’ felt unnecessary and cruel, and helps us understand Olsen’s detachment a little more, or at least that’s what we think!
Marvel has got Olsen nothing but fame and love…and a villainous character arc. While she might be potentially done with Marvel, does that make room for more villains from the comics?
Who should have been the real villain in ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’?
People always swoon over DC and its villains, but the truth is, Marvel has several great villains stored away in the comics, but instead of using those, they are turning strong female characters into villains. ‘Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness’ had the potential to introduce some brilliant villains to the MCU, but it failed to do so. In a Reddit discussion about the same where the thread titled, “Chthon should’ve been the villain in Multiverse of Madness” has fans talking about the different routes the Doctor Strange movie could have taken.
One villain that is most frequently mentioned is ‘Nightmare’ who is undoubtedly one of the coolest villains in Marvel comics. He isn’t just the ruler of the dream dimension, but also one of the fear lords, and more importantly, his character is often up against Doctor Strange in the comics, so it would have made complete sense. One of the fans on Reddit says, “Wasn't Nightmare supposed to be the original villain before they pushed Wanda instead? I remember seeing pics of the frozen lake that Strange's sister died in and that was supposed to be a huge Nightmare moment.” Did the MCU miss out on a huge opportunity there? The MCU is supposedly meant to be back on track after introducing ‘Kang the Conqueror’ but the jury is still out.