WandaVision’s Elizabeth Olsen has some strategic words to actors hoping to get into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Scarlet Witch can control minds, energy and time, but can she one-up some of the most important studio executives in the movie industry? Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch aka Wanda Maximoff, has detailed her advice on how prospective Marvel actors can use their debut to their advantage…Now all they have to do is land that first movie, no big deal.
Speaking on the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Elizabeth Olsen said the tactic to solidifying yourself as a powerful force within the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes down to the contract. “I’ve had some people ask about it…Just give them one [movie]…I think that way you have more control over…If you, let’s say, ‘Oh my God, this is the most fun I’ve ever had and I love this character so much, I want to do it again,’ you now have more creative control for the next one.” Um, Elizabeth, we have Edward Norton and Terrence Howard on the phone…
Elizabeth Olsen has of course played Wanda Maximoff several times for Marvel beginning with an uncredited cameo in 2014’s Captain America: Winter Soldier before landing more prominent roles in the third Captain Americathe second, third and fourth avengers entries, and of course headlining her own series, Wanda Vision (playing Wanda/Scarlet Witch), even earning an Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Pretty good for being the other Olsen sister for so long…Your move, Shecky Hemsworth.
Elizabeth Olsen has been open about her Marvel contract before. While she didn’t strictly adhere to her own advice, it was far more limited than some of her counterparts at just two movies and a cameo. She also noted that, as of 2021, she had gone through three contracts with the studio. This, it turns out, has proved beneficial for her character. “It really has benefited me because they only continue to use me, not cause they have to, but because they think there’s a story that can be used….I have always felt like they had a plan for me, and never really let me in on what that plan was, but I knew that they would only use me if it was useful.”
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