When Elizabeth Olsen made her debut as Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, her character had a strong accent because Wanda was from the fictional land of Sokovia. According to Olsen, this accent will return in the next Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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Speaking to Rolling Stone as part of a smash hit oral story WandaVision, Olsen was asked about the character’s accent and noted that while it had been toned down considerably as the films progressed, things will change.
“So it started with Civil war“said Olsen.” The Russians [directors Anthony and Joseph Russo] said, “Can she have a softer accent, because she’s been in America and must have spoken more English.” So I was like, of course. I must say that in [Wanda’s next appearance, in 2022’s] Dr Strange [in the Multiverse of Madness], after the experience she has in WandaVision, she takes up an accent which is more faithful to her.
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Olsen went on to note that now that she feels more of an owner of Wanda, she has an easier time figuring out how to express the character and than the way she spoke in WandaVision may not have been an accurate description due to the fact that Wanda was deliberately trying to cling to the ideals of the American sitcom.
“Now that I feel a bit more of the character’s owner, I feel like she’s stepping back to have that more honest expression. The sitcom part was totally different, because she’s trying to hold on to a sitcom world. American and play the role as best she can.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will feature the Wizard Supreme joined by the Scarlet Witch, with the sequel being described as the first MCU horror film directed by Sam Raimi and written by Michael Waldron. The film should be linked to the events of WandaVision, Loki, and Spider-Man: No Coming Home, and will debut on March 25, 2022.