Elizabeth Olsen Says Her Marvel Contract Stopped Her from Pursuing Projects She Wanted
Published 1 year ago
Elizabeth Olsen had mostly been on the sidelines in Marvel films, but she saw herself in the spotlight with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. While some are saying it’s about time, Olsen shares that even her previous appearances had already been affecting the projects she could accept.
Talking to The New York Times (via The Direct), Olsen shares that she had to turn down certain roles because of Marvel commitments. “It took me away from the physical ability to do certain jobs that I thought were more aligned with the things I enjoyed as an audience member,” said Olsen.
When it comes to her non-Marvel projects, you can always tell that Olsen is up for the more artsy films with projects like Ingrid Goes West and Oldboy. Apparently, Olsen was in light to play someone in The Lobster, but she had to turn it down because of Marvel commitments. She continues:
“I had this job security but I was losing these pieces that I felt were more part of my being. And the further I got away from that, the less I became considered for it.”
For now, it looks like Olsen’s run in the MCU could be over, but she is still positive that she would come back as Wanda Maximoff down the line. With the Multiverse, it’s possible for any version of Wanda to exist, but even with this version’s Wanda, I think her story didn’t really close her arc as a character. At least, that’s my opinion.
Catch Olsen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness now in theaters.