Elizabeth Olsen Confirms Future Of Scarlet Witch For Marvel

Will she be back?

By Matthew Creith | Published

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The success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4, both in theaters and through several television shows on Disney+, has propelled fan theories about the future of some of their favorite superheroes. The triumphant box office receipts for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and the critically acclaimed WandaVision have breathed life into some of these theories, specifically those surrounding the character Wanda Maximoff. Portrayed by actor Elizabeth Olsen, Wanda’s trajectory as The Scarlet Witch in the multiverse has created quite a stir this year, and Disney/Marvel is not giving away any secrets about her future.

In an interview with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan, Olsen was asked if she was continuing her journey with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, whether through proposed spin-offs or a solo Scarlet Witch film starring her. Olsen and husband Robbie Arnett were on Good Morning America to promote their new book, Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective, when she commented on the rumors from fans of a possible Scarlet Witch return. Apparently, she hasn’t been told anything about it from Disney executives specifically. She said that she isn’t aware of a future for Wanda Maximoff and her reputation as The Scarlet Witch. You can watch that interview below.

The rumors of Elizabeth Olsen’s reprisal of her work as The Scarlet Witch have materialized recently due in large part because Disney has plans for some of the characters in Wanda’s orbit. As reported by DeadlineKathryn Hahn will be starring in her own spin-off series as Agatha Harkness, a role she originated on WandaVision alongside Olsen. The new show, Agatha: House Of Harkness, has yet to start filming, but according to comicbook.com, the series may see the light of day in late 2023. There has been no official word if Olsen will be featured as part of the spin-off, but Jac Schaeffer will write and executive produce the show, just as she did for WandaVision. In her interview with Good Morning America, Olsen seemed to welcome a call from producers as she stated she would be interested in joining the spin-off or possibly a solo project where Wanda’s backstory can be explored in more detail.

To date, Elizabeth Olsen has been featured in six projects set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Captain America: Civil WarAvengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: EndgameWandaVision was her first starring vehicle for the MCU, which saw the actor nominated for her first Primetime Emmy Award. In addition to the release of her new book, the actor has taken on other projects outside of the multiverse, lending her acting talents by transitioning into television in the now-canceled Facebook Watch series Sorry for Your Loss. She will tackle television once again in the upcoming miniseries Love and Death, co-starring Patrick Fugit and Jesse Plemons. While no premiere date has been set for the crime drama, the show is written by Big Sky’s David E. Kelley and will be available to stream on HBO Max.