Elizabeth Olsen Wants Scarlet Witch to Team Up With the MCU X-Men Now That Wolverine’s Involved

This story contains spoilers for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Marvel’s Scarlet Witch star Elizabeth Olsen wants to team up with the X-Men in the MCU after Hugh Jackman announced his return as Wolverine.

During an interview with Variety, the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness star explained that she’d love to team up with the X-Men now that Logan is in the mix.

“I guess Wolverine is X-Men,” said Olsen, when asked about which characters she hopes to team up with in the future. β€œIt would be cool to work with a lot of those people from the X-Men franchise. I guess [Magneto actor Michael Fassbender] is my dad in some world?”

In the comic books, both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are mutants – the children of the villain, Magneto. Magneto has been played by both Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan in the X-Men film series. However, it’s a very different story in the MCU.

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (played in the MCU by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) made their MCU debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron back in 2015, long before Disney’s high-profile purchase of 20th Century Fox. Since Marvel didn’t have the rights to the X-Men, it was forced to come up with a different backstory for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver that veered away from their comic book origins. In the films, they were experimented upon by Baron von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) and obtained their powers from Loki’s scepter during these frightening tests.

Obviously, Olsen is keen to play the Scarlet Witch again… but can she return? Despite the character seemingly dying off-screen in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, it looks as though she could be back at some point.

“There really is so much more to explore,” Marvel boss Kevin Feige told Variety. “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. Anything’s possible in the multiverse! We’ll have to see.”

Hugh Jackman’s entry into the MCU comes via the upcoming Deadpool 3, which was recently unveiled by Ryan Reynolds. Whether or not he’ll cross paths with the Scarlet Witch remains to be seen.

Want to read more about Marvel’s upcoming plans? Check out Marvel’s Phase 5 line-up as well as everything we know about Marvel’s Phase 6 so far.

Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.

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