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Scarlet Witch actor Elizabeth Olsen was originally contracted for just 2 Marvel movies and a cameo

Elizabeth Olsen in Avengers: Infinity War
(Image credit: Disney/Marvel)

Elizabeth Olsen has revealed how many Marvel movies her original contract included – and it's less than you might expect.

"I signed on for two and a cameo," the actor told THR's Awards Chatter (opens in new tab) podcast. "I've gone through three rounds of contracts with Marvel already. I just do like appetizers [laughs]. They never have me over for the big meal."

Olsen made her MCU debut as Wanda Maximoff in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron. She's since appeared in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up Avengers: Endgame, then took center stage in Disney Plus show WandaVision – which saw her finally become the Scarlet Witch. She's next set to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The actor also talked about the upsides of not being contracted for more movies: "It really has benefitted me because they only continue to use me not because they have to, but because they think there's [a] story that can be used. So I have always felt, even though I've had my own scheduling conflicts that have broken my heart in certain moments, I have always felt like they had a plan for me, and never really let me in on what that plan was, but I knew that they would only use me if it was useful."

WandaVision delved deeper into Wanda and her powers than we've seen before in the MCU, and hopefully the Doctor Strange sequel will continue to explore her potential in the Marvel universe. Olsen has previously teased that there is a "natural progression" between WandaVision and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which suggests we will get to see more of Wanda's reality-bending abilities.

Doctor Strange 2 releases March 25, 2022. Until then, check out how to watch Marvel movies in order to get up to speed on the MCU – and find the best Disney Plus prices and deals.

Molly Edwards
Molly Edwards

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after I got my BA in English.