Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, has already established herself as a key character in the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) thanks to her leadership in last year’s WandaVision. Since she fought in the final battle of Avengers: Endgame, this will be her first big-screen MCU outing since co-starring in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Aside from Blibbing with Doctor Strange and more in Avengers: Infinity War, Olsen’s role in Endgame was a minor one, as she entered a portal and joined the galaxy’s best Avengers: Endgame. It was still in the one-on-one battle against Thanos that she got her cheer-inducing moment; it was a battle she almost won and was later referenced in WandaVision to show just how strong she truly is.
When you consider that Olsen had only a few minutes of screen time in the second-biggest box office hit, she was a crucial player in the third act. When Olsen recently recalled that moment in her career, she revealed some shocking fears about the fourth Avengers blockbuster, which is currently in production.
Elizabeth Olsen, a star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, spoke about the recent world premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show.
After realizing something about herself while watching Avengers: Endgame, Olsen admitted that she hadn’t seen the movie the first time around. Rather than watch the premiere of Multiverse of Madness because she’s afraid it will be Marvel’s “first flop,” Scarlet Witch defended her decision by saying that she can’t watch any Marvel premieres anymore:
Olsen: “It was amazing to have a premiere in front of fans. I don’t watch the — I didn’t watch it. I haven’t seen it.
Fallon: “You don’t watch yourself.”
Olsen: “No, I do watch my stuff. I just decided I can’t watch these Marvel movies at a premiere anymore… every time, I just watch it, and I look around me, and I’m like, ‘Well, it’s our first flop,’ like, every time. I just think, ‘It’s our first flop…’ I saw Avengers: Endgame, and I looked around me, and I said, ‘Is this our first flop?’”
As a result of Fallon’s lighthearted joking about Endgame’s status as one of the most anticipated films of all time, Olsen continued her trend of not watching her work for Doctor Strange 2.
Fallon: “Avengers: Endgame is one of the biggest movies in the history of the world. And you were like, ‘Here we go. We got our first flop.’”
Olsen: “I was like, ‘I don’t know. I don’t know about this one.’ Yeah. And so, I just decided I don’t want to put myself through that experience again. So I’ll see [Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness] at some point.”
Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have been known to skip big-budget premieres in order to avoid having their work scrutinized by their peers. Endgame, the final chapter in the most successful film franchise in history, was no doubt a tense experience for the cast and crew, given the significance of its conclusion to an 11-year-old franchise.
As the Scarlet Witch for three previous films, Olsen was an integral part of Marvel Studios’ fourth Avengers team-up outing, even though she appeared only in the final scene of this film.
While Elizabeth Olsen’s worst fear was valid, she was relieved to learn that Endgame became the highest-grossing film in history for a brief period of time (before Avatar was rereleased) and received overwhelmingly positive reviews and reactions.
Doctor Strange 2 has just been released, and Olsen is eagerly awaiting the reaction of the public to her latest role as Scarlet Witch. Early reviews have been excellent, and fans are already lining up to help Marvel break the box office with Wanda Maximoff’s biggest role yet in an MCU movie.