Elizabeth Olsen might set the tone for Spider-Man 3, but will she feature in the movie?
In the past few months, almost every actor who played a significant role in each of the seven Spider-Man Live-Action films has been connected to Tom Holland's third Marvel Cinematic Universe standalone adventure, and the wise money is that the vast majority of them won't feature.
Twenty former and current names have been mentioned to feature in Jon Watts' threequel, and some have stretched the boundaries of plausibility even further than some.
It seems likely that Alfred Molina, Tobey Maguire, and Andrew Garfield will be involved in some capacity, but Tom Hardy's Venom, Jared Leto's Morbius, and three separate Green Goblins seem a tad unrealistic.
Obviously, it comes from being a multi-faceted superhero sequel, with the gossip mill revolving around Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) tossing up just as many possible contenders.
There is definitely a lot of crossover between the three forthcoming shows that revolve around the concept of alternative universes, so it was likely that Elizabeth Olsen would find herself dragged into speculation.
The WandaVision star plays second fiddle behind Benedict Cumberbatch in the Multiverse of Madness, who himself plays a significant role in Spider-Man 3.
And in a new interview, the actress seemed to be playing coy when asked if she was part of the Spidey sequel after a lengthy roll call of imaginary names had been rattled off, as she didn't entirely rule it out.
I assume you might think I’m in it if everyone’s in it, but I haven’t shown up to that party quite yet, I don’t think.
Of course, it wouldn't be that hard for Raimi to film a short scene or two to include Olsen in Spider-Man 3 and have some connective tissue, but for the time being, it sounds like Scarlet Witch isn't interested.