Scarlet Witch’s wrath could be deadly, but Elizabeth Olsen he says it only gets “a little exuberant” when people criticize Marvel movies.
While absolutely no one needs to feel guilty about a studio grossing billions in box office receipts, the Marvel Cinematic Universe attracted a handful of high-profile detractors in recent years, including directors Martin Scorsese, Denis Villeneuve and Jane Campion, who have all essentially placed the death of cinema at its feet.
Olsen – who has appeared in a number of Marvel projects since 2015, including the recent sequel to “Doctor Strange” – understands the feedback, but is also backing off against those who make superhero movies look like a minor type of art.
“I’m not saying we’re making indie arthouse films, but I just think it takes away our crew, which bothers me,” he said in a new interview with The Independent. “These are some of the most extraordinary set designers, costume designers, camera operators – I feel like belittling them with the kind of criticism that takes away from all the people who make award-winning films, who also work on these projects.”
“From an actor’s point of view, whatever, I understand; I fully understand that a different kind of performance is happening, ”he continued. “But I think throwing Marvel under the bus takes away the hundreds of very talented people on the crew. This is where I get a little exuberant about it. “
Olsen made his debut in a number of critically acclaimed independent films, including his big screen debut in the 2011 thriller “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” before moving on to high-budget, special effects-rich films.
His latest Marvel blockbuster, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, hit theaters this weekend on the notes of a estimated $ 185 million in ticket salesthe largest opening of any film in 2022.
As for whether she’ll go back to her roots, Olsen has learned to keep her options open and haters out of mind, adding that she’s ready to play the Marvel sandbox again as long as “there’s a good idea attached.”
Noting that he initially had a contract to only appear in two films and a cameo, Olsen said, “It continues to be a surprise when they want to use me for more projects.”
The next step for the actor, however, is a project from a completely different genre.
Olsen will star in “Love and Death,” an HBO Max limited series by writer and executive producer David E. Kelley about the true and very gruesome story of Texas housewife Candy Montgomery, who famously killed her best friend from the church with an ax.