Elizabeth Olsen has played Scarlet Witch in three Marvel Cinematic Universe films so far (The Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron, Civil War) with Infinity War and Avengers 4 making it five. However, Olsen plays a superhero that is unlikely to ever carry her own solo film.
Speaking with Metro UK during the fan event in London for Infinity War, Olsen talked about what kind of story she would want to see adapted for her solo outing, that is if she ever got one:
“I would love to [do a standalone], and I would love it to be House Of M, which is a comic book series of The Vision and Scarlet Witch having a make-believe family. Then they [Vision and her family] have to tell her that she was make-believing the entire time, and she has a very traumatic experience and screams, and kills all the mutants – but that’s an X-Men story so we’d have to adjust the ending.”
House of M was a 2005 comic book storyline involving a delusional Scarlet Witch losing control of her ability to alter reality. She suffers a nervous breakdown after losing her two kids with Vision and inadvertently creates an alternate reality where her family is royalty and mutants are under the reign of Magneto. It also lead to “no more mutants” in the Marvel Comics. It would no doubt be difficult to adapt on the screen, but as Marvel Studios has shown in the past, they cherry pick the best aspects or parts of the story and create a new narrative around them (see Civil War).
If anything intrigues me about a possible House of M adaptation, it would be that Aaron Taylor-Johnson could return as Quicksilver. It would also imply Vision and Scarlet Witch become an item and have children. There is plenty of room for character development, and if the Fox deal does go through, Marvel will be able to play with the full sandbox and incorporate mutants into the MCU. Heck, House of M might become a viable option down the line in a later Phase.
Would you like to see an adaptation of House of M in the MCU’s future?