Hugh Jackman’s surprise return as Wolverine in “Deadpool 3” is one of the biggest film stories of the week, but Marvel stalwart Elizabeth Olsen is only just finding out about it. The Scarlet Witch got the news about about Jackman’s return broken to her ‘On the Carpet,’ powered by DIRECTV at Variety’s Power of Women, and she expressed shock over the revelation.
“Oh really?” Olsen asked when she heard the news. “Wow!”
Now that Jackman is returning as Wolverine, Olsen wants Scarlet Witch to team up with more X-Men characters on the big screen. After all, the character of Scarlet Witch is a mutant in the comic books and the daughter of Magneto, played by both Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender on the big screen.
“I guess Wolverine is X-Men,” Olsen said when asked about which characters she hopes to team up with in the future of the MCU. “It would be cool to work with a lot of those people form the X-Men franchise. I guess Fassbender is my dad in some world?”
Olsen last played Scarlet Witch in “Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness.” The character took a villainous turn in the film and her fate was left ambiguous by the end after she sacrificed herself to destroy the Darkhold in a moment of redemption. Will Scarlet Witch return? Marvel Studios Kevin Feige all but confirmed to Variety the character will be back.
“There really is so much more to explore,” Feige said. “We still haven’t touched on many of her core storylines from the comics.”
“I’d work with Lizzie for another 100 years if we could,” he continued. “Anything’s possible in the multiverse! We’ll have to see.”
Read Olsen’s full Power of Women cover story here.
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