How Elizabeth Olsen Helped Make Gargantos
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness producer Richie Palmer has revealed a surprising connection between Elizabeth Olsen and one of the minor villains of the film, Gargantos.
During the audio commentary of the recent Doctor Strange sequel, Palmer revealed that Gargantos, the one-eyed monster that Strange and Wong battle near the beginning of the film, was partially based on Elizabeth Olsen. The film crew used a scan of the Scarlet Witch actress’ eyes to create the giant creature’s eyeball, which foreshadows her role as the film’s primary antagonist.
In the tweet below, you can get a close look at Gargantos’ eye next to Elizabeth Olsen:
#MultiverseOfMadness producer Richie Palmer reveals they used a scan of Elizabeth Olsen’s eyes to create Gargantos’ eyeball as a way to foreshadow the film’s real villain, The #ScarletWitch! pic.twitter.com/tPCQC0jjao
— Doctor Strange Updates (@DrStrangeUpdate) June 22, 2022
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is now streaming on Disney+, sees the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as he reprises his role as Dr. Stephen Strange. This time the Sorcerer Supreme will be joined by Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff, who has finally transformed into the Scarlet Witch during the WandaVision finale.
“In the film, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before,” reads the synopsis. “Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.”
Joining Cumberbatch are returning MCU alums Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, and Rachel McAdams, who are reprising their roles as Karl Mordo, Wong, and Dr. Christine Palmer, respectively. It features the live-action debut of Marvel hero America Chavez, who is portrayed by newcomer Xochitl Gomez (The Baby-Sitters Club).
The film is directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy) from a script written by Emmy-winning scribe Michael Waldron (Loki). It is executive produced by Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.