Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is Marvel Studios' first attempt at bringing the X-Men to the MCU, and Elizabeth Olsen wants a piece of that action. The beloved Scarlet Witch actress is not only excited about the mutants', but also hopes to be a part of their future stories in a major way.
Prior to Doctor Strange 2, the closest thing we had to an X-Men cameo was Evan Peters popping up in WandaVision. Many thought the actor was reprising his role as Quicksilver from Fox’s X-Men movies, but he was later revealed to be an unrelated character. However, with Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier in Doctor Strange 2, it's fair to say that things have changed.
Elizabeth Olsen wants to interact with more mutants
In an interview with Collider, Elizabeth Olsen explained she's game to have Wanda interact with the MCU X-Men post-Doctor Strange 2. While the Scarlet Witch actress finds the idea fascinating, she is hoping that Marvel Studios has a solid idea on what to do with Wanda and the X-Men, should it ever happen. Maybe she wasn’t a fan of the Evan Peters swerve either.
“Someone just said, "Because you're bringing in X-Men, Wanda's a part of the X-Men franchise. Why can't Wanda be there too?" In my mind I'm like, "Yeah. Why can't Wanda be with the X-Men too?"
I have no idea. I don't know what I want. I know I want it to matter. There's no reason to continue to tell these stories unless they're really strong, good stories, and that they're adding something to the entirety of the MCU. I will be there if there's a great idea.”
Elizabeth Olsen via Collider
Thanks to House of M, most Marvel fans tend to associate Wanda with the words “No More Mutants” which led to the eradication of 98% of the mutant population. We think it’s a bit too early to hear her say “No More Mutants” in the MCU but you never know what Kevin Feige might be thinking of. Considering how much Wanda has done in WandaVision and Doctor Strange 2, it would be appropriate.
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When are we getting the MCU X-Men?
Considering how most of us have already erased Dark Phoenix from our memory, we’re still waiting on Marvel Studios to re-introduce the X-Men any day now. It seems that the studio is planning to rehab the Fantastic Four first since that group has never had a good movie so the eventual Scarlet Witch/X-Men reunion will have to wait.
Fans that want the first solid tease of X-Men in the MCU should definitely check out Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Acting as a sequel to Doctor Strange, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and WandaVision, this crazy fanservice-filled movie is now showing in theaters.