In the interview, Olsen — with a few years distance — seems a little perplexed by the vast and complex mythology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hearing herself saying lines like “You, Vision, are the piece of the Mind Stone that lives in me” in “WandaVision” struck her as particularly absurd. “That’s some crazy s*** to say!” she laughed, saying it was like speaking in a foreign language and she essentially had to “translate” the lines into something emotionally resonant for the scene. On the page, it seems, the scene didn’t make a whole lot of sense.
It became especially confusing when Olsen realized that her character was given the same arc in “Multiverse of Madness” as she was in “WandaVision.” Both were about coping with grief, although weirdly, it was two renditions of grief stemming from the exact same event. Although the MCU tends to get credit for its broad, interlocking stories, it seems that clear communication wasn’t always of paramount importance between respective screenwriters. When Olsen clocked the similarities between her series and her new movie — with the character tragic in one and merely villainous in the other — she mentioned it to the screenwriters. It seems they were clueless. She said:
“It’s a similar arc in ‘Multiverse of Madness’ that it is in ‘WandaVision.’ There could be parallel stories being told there of dealing with grief and loss. Well, I proposed that to the writers of ‘Multiverse.’ I said ‘Do you know what we’re doing in ‘WandaVision’? Have you seen it?’ And, no, they had not seen it because it wasn’t finished yet.”
It was a clear moment when the MCU tripped over its own feet. This was not the well-oiled machine the first 20-odd movies made us believe.