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Elizabeth Olsen Claims She's Never Met John Krasinski Despite Starring In Film With Him

Charlie Cocksedge

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Elizabeth Olsen Claims She's Never Met John Krasinski Despite Starring In Film With Him

*Warning, spoilers ahead for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness*

Elizabeth Olsen has been around the Marvel Cinematic Universe for some time, appearing in numerous Avengers films, from Age of Ultron to Endgame, and even having her own spinoff, WandaVision.

In her latest outing as the Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff, Olsen's character teams up with Benedict Cumberbatch's Dr Strange to traverse the multiverse.

However, despite appearing in many, many Marvel moments, it appears as if she never met one of her most recent, high-profile cast mates.

Again, warning – spoilers are ahead.

Elizabeth Olsen. Credit: Alamy
Elizabeth Olsen. Credit: Alamy

A huge moment finally arrived for fans in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as, during their travels through alternative universes, another version of the Avengers is introduced, known as the Illuminati.

Though the characters will be familiar to fans of the comic books, most of these characters haven't been seen before on the big screen.

One fan favourite was the introduction of John Krasinski (A Quiet Place, The Office) as Reed Richards, aka Mr Fantastic of the Fantastic Four fame.

The introduction naturally went down a storm with fans – the cast, however, had differing opinions.

Olsen recently sat down with Vanity Fair to take their infamous lie detector test and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the subject of John Krasinski came up.

“No, I’ve never met him,” Olsen said, despite their time together in the Multiverse of Madness. “I’ve never met him. Never met him! […] I’ve never met that man. I’ve met his wife.”

Amazingly, the lie detector appeared to show Olsen was indeed telling the truth – though many fans aren't convinced, perhaps suggesting she was using some of those Scarlet Witch powers to trick the technology.

However, it may actually be the magic of movies tricking us instead. As IndieWire points out, the Illuminati were a late addition to the Dr Strange film, and Krasinski filmed his scenes in a series of reshoots that Olsen wasn't privy to.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Credit: Alamy
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. Credit: Alamy

The delay in shooting was most likely caused by securing a number of high-profile actors, such as Krasinski and Patrick Stewart, who reprised his beloved role as Professor X.

Michael Waldron, the film's screenwriter, hinted at this difficult process of getting the right actors on board for the right characters, telling IndieWire: "I would say they certainly represent the pie-in-the-sky members.

"I don’t even think in my wildest dreams, even in that first draft, where it’s like, do the craziest stuff possible, did I think we’d be able to do what we ended up doing in the movie. I think what we actually pulled off is crazier than what seemed possible."

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is in cinemas now.

Featured Image Credit: Vanity Fair/YouTube/Alamy

Topics: TV and Film, Marvel

Charlie Cocksedge
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