Wanda’s Accent Returns In “Doctor Strange”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Elizabeth Olsen’s debut as Wanda Maximoff in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” saw her character given a heavy east European accent due to her coming from the fictional country of Sokovia.

As the films went on, her accent got toned down more and more until making a comeback somewhat in parts of “WandaVision” whereas most of it she was deliberately trying to mimic an American sitcom wife.

Speaking with Rolling Stone, she says the accent softening was a choice of the Russo brothers starting with ‘Civil War’ and expect to hear it make a comeback in Sam Raimi’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” next year as she embraces her Scarlet Witch persona:

“So that started with Civil War. 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. I do have to say that in [Wanda’s next appearance, in 2022’s] Dr. Strange [in

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