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Scarlet Witch’s MCU return just got a very disappointing update

If you're wondering when Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this news might come as a blow.

Elizabeth Olsen as The Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange 2

When The Scarlet Witch became an unexpected Marvel villain in Doctor Strange 2, her future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was left up in the air. Although she redeemed herself by the end of the superhero movie, there was the small fact of her collapsing a whole castle onto herself which, superhero or not, is something that not many people would survive.

Since then, Wanda Maximoff has been noticeably absent from Marvel’s Phase 5. During a new appearance on the TODAY show, Elizabeth Olsen, who plays the antihero, revealed that we won’t be seeing a Scarlet Witch MCU return anytime soon.

When asked about the MCU character‘s future, she said, “It’s a hard question for me to answer because I feel like my words are always twisted every time I answer it,” she explained, before adding, “Yes, I hope so.  I have no idea. When I say that, it’s not because I have a loaded answer. It’s because I say, ‘Yes I hope so,’ and I mean it at face value.”

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When pressed further on the talk show, the Marvel series actor revealed that she’s “absolutely not” filming anything, hasn’t seen a script, and hasn’t even got written confirmation of her MCU future. “There’s no contract,” she said. “There you go.”

Olsen might not be in any new movies this year, but you can catch her in thriller series Love & Death on HBO Max later in April. Or, if you just can’t get enough of Marvel, standby for the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 release date, as well as The Marvels release date and Secret Invasion release date. Our new movies and best movies lists will give you plenty to watch besides.