Doctor Strange 2 star Elizabeth Olsen responds to MCU criticism

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness actress Elizabeth Olsen has responded to the criticism of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films from some major directors in recent years.

Martin Scorsese famously stated in October 2019 that he saw the Marvel films as “theme parks” rather than cinema, and as it’s Olsen’s first time in a big-screen MCU project since he made those comments, she’s been asked about them.

Despite admitting that she doesn’t have a massive emotional connection to the movies and TV series that she played Wanda Maximoff in, she said The Independent that it does irk her when people “make them seem like a lesser type of art”.

“I’m not saying we’re making indie art films, but I just think it takes away from our crew, which bugs me,” she said.

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“These are some of the most amazing set designers, costume designers, camera operators – I feel diminishing them with that kind of criticism takes away from all the people who do award-winning films, that also work on these projects.

“From an actor’s point of view, whatever, I get it; I totally understand that there’s a different kind of performance that’s happening. But I do think throwing Marvel under the bus takes away from the hundreds of very talented crew people. That’s where I get a little feisty about that. “

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Without giving away any spoilers, the newest Marvel movie feels like it could be a send-off for Wanda whilst also feeling like she could easily return. As far as Olsen is concerned, “I’m down for anything as long as there’s a good idea attached to it.”

For those of you that have seen the film, there’s a lot of debate over whether it failed Wanda as a character, what do you think?

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is out in cinemas now.

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