WandaVision is going to feature Scarlet Witch like you’ve never seen her before, says series star Elizabeth Olsen.
The actress recently talked to The New York Times about the much-anticipated comedy series. Interestingly, she was able to reveal that Wanda Maximoff will be closer to her comic book incarnation than ever before.
“‘WandaVision’ is such an incredible concept. It’s the first time we get to understand her as the Scarlet Witch that she is in the comics, and that’s exciting for me, because I haven’t yet been able to give her that time onscreen,” she said, “So that’s going to be fun. She’s always been a representation of mental health and illness in the comic book series, and her major role is handling that stigma within Marvel.”
Indeed, in the comics, Scarlett Witch has suffered a lot. From depression to trauma to psychotic breakdowns, Wanda has gone through a great deal. After many traumatic events, she has tried therapy and refuses to drink alcohol as it only makes her issues worse. Losing kids and wiping out mutants can do that to you.
Of course, the big question on everybody’s lips is simple: How is Vision alive in WandaVision?
Spoilers: he unceremoniously died when Thanos extracted an infinity stone from his head in Avengers: Infinity War. He didn’t fade into dust like many of his fellow superheroes and return in Endgame.
Elizabeth Olsen acknowledges this in her interview, stating to the interviewer, “That I can’t answer, because he died in the last movie. I’m sorry. [Laughs] I know you wouldn’t care. I tell my friends, but I can’t tell you. They’re like you — they know nothing, so I just tell them everything because it doesn’t matter. I know it will go nowhere.“
Regardless, we’ll find out why he’s alive in December 2020, when WandaVision airs on Disney+.
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