Wanda Maximoff has undoubtedly become one of the most popular characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks in large part to Elizabeth Olsen’s outstanding portrayal. The actress initially appeared on film as the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, but she has since collaborated on five more productions, including the current blockbuster Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Olsen is far from the only Hollywood actor who has made many cameos in the MCU. Actors often sign multi-picture agreements with major studio franchises, and Marvel is no exception. For his part as Nick Fury, Samuel L. Jackson signed a ten-project agreement with Marvel Studios.
However, as the Marvel world continues to grow in unexpected ways, many of Marvel’s performers are unsure when they will be called upon to reprise their roles.
This definitely applies to Elizabeth Olsen, who recently claimed that her initial contract only covered two movies and a cameo, but she has subsequently extended her contract whenever Marvel had another plot in which Wanda might appear. Olsen addressed the status of her Marvel contract in a recent interview, now that she has completed her sixth Marvel appearance.
Elizabeth Olsen Talks About Her Marvel Contract
Elizabeth Olsen addressed speculations regarding her Marvel contract being extended beyond her most recent appearance during a press junket for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Olsen said that she signs “extensions every time they want [her] to make a movie,” and that her contract is “constantly altering.” Despite this, she said that she does not consider this film to be “the end” of her tenure with Marvel:
“Every time they want me to make a movie, I sign an extension. I just signed a very brief one in the start, so everything is always adjusting for me. No. I don’t consider this to be the end.” Following the events in Multiverse of Madness, Olsen said that she was unsure about how she would return:
“I’m not sure in what capacity I’ll return. I’m not sure how to accomplish it without it, and I don’t want spoilers.” When asked whether she could envision the House of M comic book plot in Wanda’s future, she said, “Why can’t Wanda be with the X-Men too?”
“‘Because you’re bringing in X-Men, Wanda is a part of the X-Men brand,’ someone just remarked. ‘Why can’t Wanda join us?’ ‘Yeah,’ I think to myself. Why can’t Wanda join the X-Men?'” Olsen said that although she had no ideas about Wanda’s future destination, she “will be there if there’s a brilliant idea:”
“I’m not sure. I’m not sure what I want. I know I want it to be significant. There’s no need to keep telling these tales unless they’re truly powerful, compelling stories that offer something to the MCU as a whole. If there’s a terrific concept, I’ll be there.”
Will the Scarlet Witch Return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
The finale of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness left the Scarlet Witch’s fate rather uncertain. Marvel Studios could easily grant Olsen another contract extension in order to bring her incredibly popular character back to the MCU, but since the actress hasn’t signed a multi-project agreement, another appearance as Wanda isn’t certain.
Regardless, it’s evident that Olsen is ready to reprise her role as Wanda, and there are several possibilities for where her character may appear next. The actress has said that she would want to see Wanda reunited with Paul Bettany’s White Vision on film, since his character’s story remains incomplete after the events of WandaVision.
Another plot that many Marvel fans would want to see realized is the House of M. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has stated that Mutants are coming to the MCU, although how and when they will debut is unclear.
Olsen has previously said that she would be thrilled to bring a classic X-Men line to life in the MCU. Given that the Scarlet Witch has been in both the Avengers and X-Men franchises in the comics, it stands to reason that she will have some involvement with the Mutants in the future.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now in theaters.