Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange sequel – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – premiered in theaters in the United States on Friday.
The superhero flick, part of the MCU’s Phase Four, promises plenty of high-octane action and supernatural drama, as Dr. Stephen Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, joins other cast members familiar. Benedict Wong (Wong), Rachel McAdams (Christine Palmer) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Karl Mordo), all reprising their roles.
This go-around, Elizabeth Olsen is among the newcomers (reviving her role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch from other MCU productions), some seven years after making her MCU debut in 2015’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Looking for advice on how to navigate the superhero genre in her early days, Olsen admits she studied franchise veteran Scarlett Johansson, who played Black Widow in several films.
Superhero advice: Elizabeth Olsen admits she studied veteran Scarlett Johansson, who played Black Widow, when she made her MCU debut in 2015’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron
“I remember being on Ultron and seeing how she was with the crew,” Olsen said. Variety.
“I was amazed at how easy and comfortable she is and how she includes the crew in everything, and how she makes sure everyone is part of the team and feels excited to come to work.”
Seeing the results of Johansson’s on-set interaction firsthand, Olsen confessed, “I’ve really taken that into my life since then.”
“I was amazed at how easy and comfortable she is and how she includes the crew in everything, and how she makes sure everyone is part of the team and feels excited to come to work,” said Olsen, 33, of Johansson’s interaction on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron
His MCU Debut: Seeing first-hand the results of Johansson’s interaction on the set of Ultron, Olsen confessed, “I’ve really taken that into my life since then.” ; the actress is pictured with Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron
Considering she’s now seven years old in the MCU, the tables have turned for Olsen, who is now the season’s veteran.
This is particularly the case of other newcomers to the scene like Michael Stuhlbarg (Dr. Nicodemus West) and Xochitl Gomez (America Chavez), who was only 16 years old.
Olsen admitted it’s a little ‘shocking’ to now be in the position of a pseudo-mentor, but admitted ‘it’s amazing that we’ve been through [iterations of the MCU] and it’s been so long now that we have these different ages of women.
Although Multiverse Of Madness is a direct sequel to the 2016 film Doctor Strange, it also follows many storylines from the acclaimed Disney+ series Wandavision, which starred Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda and the android Vision, respectively.
Crossover: Although Multiverse Of Madness is a direct sequel to the 2016 film Doctor Strange, it also follows many storylines from the acclaimed Disney+ series Wandavision, which starred Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda and the android. Vision, respectively.
“To make Wandavision and then go into this movie, my priority was how do I continue the thread, but how do I make it different as well?” Olsen recalled, adding, “How is there an evolution, how do we keep it exciting for the fans?” And how can we punish her and show them something they haven’t seen yet?
With that in mind, the actress admitted she was really looking forward to hearing fan response to this new film, adding, “I think everyone’s in for a ride.”
It looks like a lot of people are on board for this journey, as the movie had the biggest domestic opening of 2022, earning more than $200 million at the box office in its first weekend of release. .
Written by Michael Waldron and directed by Sam Raimi, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Topping the box office: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is set to have the biggest domestic opening of 2022, grossing over $200 million at the box office in its first weekend of release
While there’s a lot to admire about Scarlet Witch, Olsen also explains why she doesn’t want kids to look up to her as a role model.
“I think what worries me is when people start saying, ‘Is she a role model for kids? “, she began, in an interview with Comicbook.com.
“And I don’t like answering that question at all because she’s a woman who’s made big mistakes, and I don’t want to look at her as a role model, encouraging kids to make similar violent mistakes.”
She continued, ‘Yeah. The only thing that worries me is that it became this thing that even little kids loved and then we really push it with this one. So that’s the one thing where I’m like, “I don’t want to take questions from the models.”
Role model issue: Olsen explained why she didn’t want kids to think of Scarlet Witch as a role model, in an interview with Comicbook.com