Elizabeth Olsen Says That 'Doctor Strange' Sequel Honors 'WandaVision' Events
The conclusion of WandaVision (2021-) was one that divided fans and sidestepped expectations, but its end marks a monumental milestone for Marvel as it was the first-ever live-action Marvel Cinematic Universe show. Though WandaVision may be done, actress Elizabeth Olsen assures fans that they'll have more Wanda "Scarlet Witch" Maximoff to look forward to.
It's been common knowledge that Maximoff will play a significant role in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), and with her new powers unlocked, there's the anticipation that reality will become less real. "I didn’t know my part in Doctor Strange until right before we got back to filming during the pandemic," Olsen confirmed in an interview with Variety. "We had two months left, and we’d filmed the majority of our show already. Really, I knew nothing until that moment when they pitched [Doctor Strange 2] to me verbally. So I tried, as much as I could, almost less so to have it affect WandaVision as have WandaVision affect it. I think that’s really been where the connection is. It’s almost like we’re trying to make sure that everything is honoring what we did [on the show]."
Marvel's complexities allow some of their projects to streamline directly into the next, while others may be a bit more tenuously pieced together. Marvel was clear that WandaVision would link into the Doctor Strange sequel, but left some fans disappointed that the Sorcerer Supreme himself was absent from the series.
"Truthfully, the connection between WandaVision and where we leave Wanda and Doctor Strange 2, it was sort of fluid for a time, because we were very much underway before they were entirely underway," WandaVision showrunner Jac Schaeffer mentioned. "So it was a conversation. From where I’m sitting, it’s been very organic. The acceptance arc was was the point of WandaVision, but the falling action evolved. It’s a lovely way to do a handoff, and I’ve been over here wishing them well in Los Angeles, as they’re in the U.K."
As of now, it's not exactly clear how the crossover will take effect; however, it's inevitable to happen. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to release on March 25, 2022.