After an extended wait, Phase Four of the MCU officially kicked off with WandaVision on Disney+. The genre-bending project allowed Elizabeth Olsen’s signature character to finally step into the spotlight, becoming Scarlet Witch ahead of her appearance in Doctor Strange 2. Olsen recently revealed Benedict Cumberbatch’s reaction to her character arc ahead of filming together for the big screen sequel.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness recently wrapped principal photography across the pond, with director Sam Raimi managing to get the movie in the can without any spoilers leaking. Fans can’t wait to catch back up with Wanda after her transformation, and Elizabeth Olsen recently shared Benedict Cumberbatch’s response.
While Marvel is known for its tight security, it looks like Benedict Cumberbatch got to watch WandaVision play out before the rest of us. This was no doubt crucial to nailing down his new relationship with Wanda, and understanding the official MCU lore of the Scarlet Witch.
Elizabeth Olsen’s comments to Rolling Stone shows what it’s really like working in the MCU, especially through the WandaVision star’s perspective. Olsen wrapped filming the Disney+ show, and immediately traveled to the U.K. to begin work on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. What’s more, she lived through multiple lockdowns between both productions.
Marvel fans can re-watch Elizabeth Olsen and Benedict Cumberbatch’s time in the MCU on Disney+. You can use this link to sign up for the streaming service.
While WandaVision didn’t feature a cameo by Benedict Cumberbatch, the Sorcerer Supreme was name dropped when revealing that the Scarlet Witch is an even more powerful entity. It should make their dynamic in Doctor Strange 2, which sounds like it has the potential to be the most terrifying MCU entry yet.
In the same interview, Elizabeth Olsen went on to explain the new sense of ownership she feels over her signature Marvel character. Despite playing Wanda for years, it seems her Disney+ series really helped feel ownership over Scarlet Witch ahead of filming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.