Doctor Strange 2 Will Bring Back Scarlet Witch's Accent

A new interview offers a neat insight about a character nuance many fans have noticed.


Actor Elizabeth Olson has revealed that Wanda Maximoff's accent will return in the character's next appearance, 2022's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This revelation came out in the course of a broader Rolling Stone oral history about how the wildly creative limited series WandaVision came together.

Maximoff/Scarlet Witch hails from the fictional country of Sokovia, and a joke in WandaVision acknowledges how her accent has slowly been fading across the character's appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. In the oral history, Olsen explains that it began to fade with 2016's Captain America: Civil War.

Said Olsen, "The Russos [directors Anthony and Joseph Russo] said, 'Can she just have a softer accent, because she's been in America, and has to have been speaking English more.' So I was like, sure... Now that I feel a little bit more ownership of the character, I feel like she does retreat back to having this more honest expression. The sitcom part [in WandaVision] was totally different, because she's trying to hold on to an American sitcom world and play the part the best she can."

But, after the events of WandaVision and everything the character had been through, says Olsen, "she goes back to an accent that's more true to her."

Disney's WandaVision was not intended to be the first entry in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it has wound up excitingly setting the stage for what's ahead. Check out our list of every upcoming Phase 4 release.

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