It’s exciting to hear Elizabeth Olsen speak on all the ways in which WandaVision will showcase a side of Scarlet Witch that audiences have barely seen. Marvel’s films have always been about the character first, and fortunately it seems that the creative teams of these new shows are taking every opportunity they can to create uniquely interesting iterations of these fan-favorite superheroes.
In an article from SFX Magazine, WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen spoke on her hopes for Wanda’s character arc in the Disney+ series.
Olsen referenced the talks she had with WandaVision showrunner Jac Shaeffer about this version of Scarlet Witch, comparing it to past iterations of the character
“Jac really wrote it with me in mind, so it really quickly had Wanda’s voice. They wrote really understanding her in a really beautiful way, and the thing that I wanted was already inherent in the story. In the Marvel movies, I’ve been given really beautiful storylines and arcs. But often I’m like the grounded, emotional character [amid] all the fun, humor, and comedy. And she’s not necessarily a funny character. She truly is someone who deals with a lot of questioning of purpose, and grieving and processing. She’s a very internal person.”
From the show’s black-and-white cheesy tone of the 1950s, to the bright and family-friendly optimism of 1980s comedies, to everything in between, it will be interesting to see Olsen utilize her talents to portray slightly different versions of Wanda Maximoff from episode to episode.