Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful members of The Avengers, yet, after admitting she’s not particularly interested in a standalone sequel to the upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War”, the actress is clarifying her comments on the matter.
“It’s a funny thing, too, because in one interview I was saying, ‘No, that’s not happening,’ and it turned into being like, ‘No, I don’t want to,’” Olsen tells IndieWire. “And it’s like, no, of course I would love the opportunity. It’s not about that. It’s about, is it gonna serve the universe, does it serve their larger story? I felt crazy and I was like, ‘Jesus, no, there’s never been a conversation about doing a spinoff.’ I’m not pushing one. That doesn’t mean I don’t want one.”
“I have no idea what Kevin Feige has in his brain for the next 10 years,” Olsen continues. “And it’s not just about me, it’s about this larger world that they’ve created, so it’s a funny question to always answer because whatever you say, it’s like, ‘She wants this.’ And it’s like, well, I’m also just happy to be a piece of it in whatever way I can serve.”
Earlier this month on the “Everything With Danny Pellegrino” podcast, the 29-year-old actress had explained why she’s not “pushing” for Scarlet Witch (a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff) to venture out on her own.
“We are at ground zero. It’s definitely not something I’m pushing, and I don’t know if it’s something that [Marvel is] going to push either,” Olsen told host Danny Pellegrino.
“Paul Bettany [who plays Vision] and I joked about having a domestic television show on Netflix or something, and it would just be like a house event where Scarlet Witch goes bananas. That’s what we joke about, but I don’t think any of those things are happening. But I’m happy that I’m still around and they still use me well – and that’s fine.”
Back in 2016, she discussed the possibility of a Scarlet Witch feature with The Huffington Post, and didn’t seem to be as opposed to the notion.
“It’s not something I’m opposed to, but it’s also something that has to make a lot of sense,” she said at the time. “I wouldn’t just do it just to do it. It’d have to make sense for how it advances in the world. But I’d be open to talking about it. I’d never say no to just an idea.”
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