Until WandaVision began airing on Disney Plus this past January, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff was not likely a fan favorite amongst the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The actress was first announced to have boarded the franchise in November 2013, but it took seven years for her to land a role; eventually, that role yielded widespread critical and audience acclaim (and an Emmy nomination for which fans had been clamoring).
Olsen initially only signed on for two movies and a single cameo appearance, but she’s re-upped her contract several times, through to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. What the future holds for Scarlet Witch hasn’t been established yet, but we’re hearing from sources — the same ones who told us War Machine was getting his own streaming series long before Armor Wars was announced — that the actress wants a solo movie.
As the MCU’s most powerful figure that’s able to traverse the multiverse at will, Wanda is becoming the largest driving force behind the first wave of Phase Four projects. If WandaVision isn’t returning for Season 2, and the fractured timelines are still in tatters by the end of the Sorcerer Supreme’s sequel, a standalone Scarlet Witch outing is a given (remember her comic book connections to a certain team of mutants, also).