In the nine years since Elizabeth Olsen first appeared as the Scarlet Witch in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the actress has gradually risen to become one of the biggest stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From playing key roles in tentpole films like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ to launching Marvel’s TV empire with ‘WandaVision’, Olsen has been a constant presence in the MCU.
But the actress has no plans for future appearances at Marvel — and she’s fine with that. In conversation with Meghann Fahy as part of Of variety Actors in the Actors Series, Olsen reflected on his decade-long run in the MCU. While he had good things to say about the experience, he told Fahy that he won’t be dying to get dressed again anytime soon.
“No, I don’t know,” Olsen said when asked if she misses playing Scarlet Witch. “I think it was almost 10 years playing her. And I loved it. And I think the reason why I don’t call Kevin Feige every day with ideas is because I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to do. I think ‘WandaVision’ was a really amazing opportunity.”
Olsen clarified that she’s creatively pleased with her Marvel films and has enjoyed working with the studio, but she’s also enjoying the break.
“If someone told me I got fired from Marvel movies, I’d feel proud of what we’ve done,” she said. “And I’m really just trying to figure out how to load up on other movies and characters so it becomes less Marvel-centric.”
It seems Olsen is practicing what he preaches. The ‘WandaVision’ star recently spoke about the importance of striking a balance between superhero and non-superhero movies. When asked to offer advice to young actors Marvel is wooing, Olsen suggested they avoid locking themselves into multi-picture deals from the start.
“Just give him one,” she said. “I think that way you have more control over… If you, we’re like, ‘Oh my god, this is the most fun I’ve ever had and I love this character so much, I want to do it again’, you now have more creative control for the next.”