Elizabeth Olsen says she's proud enough of her work with Marvel that, if she were to be fired, she'd feel fine about it.
Elizabeth Olsen has stated that she would be perfectly fine if Kevin Feige were to fire her from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stating simply that she is incredibly proud of the work she has done with the franchise throughout her nearly decade long stint as Wanda Maximoff. During a recent actors on actors interview courtesy of Variety, Elizabeth Olsen sat down with The White Lotus star Meghann Fahy to discuss the trajectory of her career, as well as her recent non-Marvel projects and what she has planned for the future. The pair both expressed great pride in their existing work, but neither of the Hollywood A-listers plan to linger in the past.
Elizabeth Olsen first appeared as Wanda Maximoff in a post-credits scene in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It was a silent blink-and-you’ll-miss-it performance displaying her ability to move objects through space with the power of her mind. After being fleshed out as a fully realized character in 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wanda went on to join the Avengers, ultimately going down in history as one of the most powerful superheroes to grace the big screen.
After displaying an intense emotional range of love and loss in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Elizabeth Olsen took the character to new heights in the Disney+ series WandaVision as well as her unnerving performance as the main antagonist of 2022’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
For many MCU fans, WandaVision has gone down in history as one of the greatest television series in the franchise, due in no small part to Elizabeth Olsen’s groundbreaking performance as a grief-stricken wife and mother, coping with her unfathomable loss by means of television-fueled escapism.
WandaVision allowed for much more time to explore deep threads regarding Wanda’s feelings, motivations, and mental state, which would normally be truncated into small portions of a 2-3 hour film. Elizabeth Olsen’s most recent appearance in the MCU saw her facing off against Doctor Strange, and ultimately arriving at the conclusion that, despite her intense grief, it was wrong of her to utilize her powers in a manner that hurt others and put the very fabric of the multiverse at risk. While there has been no official word on her next expected outing yet, it seems likely that Kevin Feige and company aren’t ready to close the final chapter on Wanda just yet.
Of course, as Elizabeth Olsen outlines during her discussion with Meghann Fahy, she would be perfectly happy to look back at her body of Marvel work with pride, having left no stone unturned in the long and storied history of Wanda Maximoff. While she concludes the discussion explaining that she’d like to focus her career on some more non-Marvel films, Olsen still seems more than happy to continue her run in the MCU, perhaps even facing off against Kang The Conqueror in future Avengers films.