See Elizabeth Olsen’s Updated Scarlet Witch Costume For Doctor Strange 2

Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch has a new look for Doctor Strange 2!

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Elizabeth Olsen is getting yet another update to her Scarlet Witch costume when she reprises the character again in Doctor Strange 2 later this year. The character was last seen at the conclusion of the very first Disney+ Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series WandaVision in 2021. The story saw her character realize that she is not a creation of the Mind Stone as she previously thought, but is a full-fledged witch as her name implies, making her powers magical. Along with the realization that she is a prophesied Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen’s character got a brand new costume, marking her fourth one in the franchise since debuting in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Now, thanks to newly released merchandise on Amazon, fans have their best look yet at what to expect from Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch costume when she joins Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The costume is similar to what she debuted in WandaVision. However, there are a few changes such as her sleeves being full rather than simply cutting off at the shoulders. In addition, as was first seen in the teaser trailer for Doctor Strange 2, the costume seems to have ditched the solid colors for more intricate patterns stitched throughout. Fortunately, her crown remains the same. 

By comparison, here’s how Elizabeth Olsen looks as the Scarlet Witch at the end of WandaVision.

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The Scarlet Witch costume has undergone many changes since its debut in 2015, and for good reason. When Elizabeth Olsen first hit the scene, she was merely a kid who wore a red jacket. Like most characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that was a bit of a Mach. 1 design. By the end of the movie, she had joined the Avengers and suited up in a costume that she kept through the conclusion of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War

However, by the time she squared off with Thanos again in Avengers: Endgame, she had publicly complained about the costume in an interview with Elle. Elizabeth Olsen said that she wished the costume was more than just a cleavage-revealing corset. She cited the costumes of fellow Marvel women such as Tessa Thompson and Scarlett Johansson, who each had more tactical, armor-based looks. She noted that it was still a major improvement on the leotard and headband that the Scarlet Witch wore in the comics. However, she explained that these movies are all about “iconic images” and that representing the average woman as best they can, even in the portrayal of a superhero, is important. Her costume for Endgame was more buttoned-up, but it wasn’t until WandaVision that she got something she was totally happy with. 

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, director Matt Shakman explained that he finally gave Elizabeth Olsen some input into the costume that her beloved character would be sporting from here on out (for the most part). He noted that the most important thing to her was that it functioned as she did her mystical moves — which it did. Now, Wanda Maximoff will be in her new costume as the co-lead in yet another Marvel movie that takes place after the events of WandaVision and brings her character together with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Stephen Strange as they go off on an adventure across the franchise’s newly established multiverse in Doctor Strange 2