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Sam Raimi Adds Asian Horror Elements To Wanda Maximoff's Character

Director Sam Raimi turned out to be deliberately inserting elements of Asian horror into Wanda Maximoff’s character in Doctor Strange 2. This was done to make the character look more terrifying.

Sam Raimi is a seasoned director who has often worked on Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films. Most recently, he has just finished his work on the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Well, in this film, it turns out that he deliberately incorporates an Asian horror element into one of his characters, this is also expressed directly by the actor, namely Elizabeth Olsen.

Doctor Strange 2 Director Intentionally Adds Asian Horror Elements to Wanda Maximoff’s Character

During an interview with ET, Elizabeth Olsen, who actually plays Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch, revealed that Sam Raimi was indeed inspired by Asian horror elements to be included in his character.

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“There were certain things that Sam Raimi asked me to do and I was like ‘really?’. But we’re leaning a little bit more into this genre from Sam’s point of view,” Olsen said CNN.

For details, the Asian country that Olsen is referring to is Korea. According to him, the Korean horror element was deliberately included by Sam Raimi to add to the impression of horror in Wanda Maximoff.

“I kept trying to incorporate parts of the Korean horror genre that we instilled into her (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch), like her physical language, as much as possible. I’m excited to be able to play there, and with Sam,” Olsen explained.

Wanda Maximoff Horror
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On the other hand, Olsen admitted that he really enjoyed his role as Wanda Maximoff in Doctor Strange 2. In his statement, Olsen seemed to like Wanda’s true nature.

“I really like being called someone’s mother. It’s something I wasn’t aware of before, but I’ve experienced it a lot,” said Olsen.

“I love playing with her tone (Wanda Maximoff, her soul, her anger, her love. I really love her and I fight for her,” he concluded.

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness itself has been showing in Indonesian cinemas since May 5, 2022 yesterday. On the first day of its release, this film was warmly welcomed by movie geeks.