There are heavy rumors swirling that fan-favorite Marvel actor Elizabeth Olson has signed an extended contract with Marvel Studios. This new contract is said to expand her role with the studio for the next seven years, leaving the question: is a Scarlet Witch solo movie on the way? With the massive popularity of anything that the MCU puts out, and her subsequent popularity due to the Disney+ series, WandaVisison, it would make tons of sense for a solo Scarlet Witch movie to finally come out. The rumor about this contract was revealed on Twitter. You can read the tweet below:
Rumors within the MCU can always be taken with a grain of salt, but this Twitter user seems to be attached to Fox, and they are claiming that sources have revealed this bombshell. Again, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that Elizabeth Olsen is set to appear in more Marvel-related projects. Besides the WandaVision show, she is reprising her role as Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange 2. There is growing speculation that Doctor Strange visits Wanda Maximoff in some sort of dream-like sequence, considering the house that she is by bears a striking resemblance to the one she created during the events of WandaVision. However, that home was no longer left in Westview when Maximoff left, or so we think.
While the news of the Elizabeth Olsen contract is certainly not official, the above tweet has gone viral. Again, this is a heavy rumor, so think of it what you will. A solo Scarlet Witch movie would just make total sense at this point. Wanda Maximoff was a crucial member of The Avengers, and she also got her own spin-off show that went deeper into her psyche after Vision had been mercilessly destroyed by Thanos. However, fans will remember that a new White Vision was introduced into her show but flew off to never be seen again. Maximoff’s story is clearly not over, and it could mean that neither is the love affair she has with Vision. Also, Scarlet Witch was seen using some sort of dark magic in the show, and that is mentioned in the Doctor Strange 2 trailer. She might have to answer to some sort of council after using such dark arts.
Scarlet Witch is easily one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel universe, and with potential big baddies like Kang entering the MCU, Doctor Strange is likely to want to make a call to the witch to help. The multiverse is the focal point for the next phase of MCU films, and Maximoff might play a crucial part in that fact. It sure sounds as if Doctor Strange is in over his head, and that could also mean that Scarlet Witch is meant to help, albeit if she uses dark magic to aid in realigning the universe. It’s certainly time that Elizabeth Olsen gets her own starring opportunity. Fans of the actress and her portrayal of Scarlet Witch will be happy if this rumor turns out to be true. She might even be the first instance of the Dark Phoenix in the MCU. That powerful being is of X-Men fame and is also a mutant. Scarlet Witch is a mutant in the comics after all. This is also just speculation. It would be fantastic though.