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Elizabeth Olsen Dropped 30 Feet For A Doctor Strange 2 Stunt (& Looked Like Peter Pan)

Don't we just love actors who do their own stunts?

There's Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, and... Elizabeth Olsen? As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, so does its reliance on special effects. While one would assume that the actors in the MCU solely rely on stunt doubles and computer effects to make their heroic feats come to life, a lot of the actors in the franchise do their own stunts, Olsen included.

Olsen joined the MCU as Wanda/Scarlet Witch in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and has become a fan-favorite since then, lending her talents to the franchise's first television series "WandaVision."

She most recently appeared in "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," which saw her go full villain mode. While appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Olsen opened up about one of the most intense stunts she had to do for "Doctor Strange 2." The stunt involved her dropping 30 feet with the help of wires. "They wanted to drop me pretty quickly so that it looked like it had an impact," Olsen shared. All in a day's work, no big deal, right? Despite some experience with stuntwork, the Scarlet Witch actor couldn't help but land in a hilarious fashion. "But I kept landing like Peter Pan, kind of like [I'm] fencing."

Elizabeth Olsen thinks Marvel should have used a stunt double

Because she kept landing like Peter Pan, Elizabeth Olsen got frustrated. After all, she likely didn't want her villainous turn to be compared to the Neverland's favorite boy. Luckily, she had a wonderful idea to compensate for her striking pose. "Just use the double, this is so ridiculous, like there's a double for a reason," the "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" star said. She even suggested that they replace her face, something she says is done all the time. Despite her odd Peter Pan pose, Olsen revealed that the take from her 30-foot drop was actually used in the film. "And in the movie, I'm landing, and I look like Peter Pan. I look like I'm fencing. It's ridiculous."

What particularly confused Olsen was how, despite all the leaps in technology and stunt work, Marvel still utilized her for the film's stunt. Previously, the actor revealed to Stephen Colbert that she couldn't stop laughing when she was pulled up whilst doing wire work. "Well, because your stomach leaves you," Olsen explained. "It's like, I guess, the joy people get on roller coasters, which I don't get." Because she kept on laughing, they had to film several takes of Olsen being lifted up.

As dedicated as Olsen is to Scarlet Witch, maybe Marvel should let a stunt double take care of the actor's stunts going forward.