Avengers: Endgame is one of the biggest movies of all time, rivalling James Cameron’s Avatar. However, not everyone was convinced that the movie would be a runaway success. In fact, Marvel’s Scarlet Witch actress Elizabeth Olsen was worried that the movie would flop.
Did Elizabeth Olsen think Avengers: Endgame would flop?
In an interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Elizabeth Olsen was promoting Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The actress revealed that — despite being at the premiere — she has yet to watch the new movie.
Olsen’s refusal to watch the movie comes from an experience she had watching the premiere of Avengers: Endgame. The actress explained that she couldn’t escape the feeling while watching that it would be Marvel’s first flop.
“I do watch my stuff. I just decided I can’t watch these Marvel movies at a premiere anymore,” Olsen told Fallon. “Every time I watch it and I look around me. I’m like: ‘Well, it’s our first flop.’ Every time I think: ‘It’s our first flop’. I saw Avengers: Endgame and I looked around me and I said: ‘Is this our first flop?’”
Olsen explained that she will end up watching the Doctor Strange sequel at some point. However, she will probably wait until the movie is deemed a success before she’ll feel comfortable watching it.
“I just decided I don’t want to put myself through that [Endgame] experience again,” she said. So I’ll see it at some point.”
When will the flop happen?
While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen its fair share of unsatisfying releases, it’s fair to say that none have necessarily been flops. For a franchise going as long as it has, that’s a remarkable achievement.
Of course, that big failure will happen eventually, but we’ll never know exactly when. With another decade of Marvel movies planned, there’s a possibility that it may happen in the next ten years.
Nevertheless, why focus on an eventual failure? Currently, the MCU brings joy to millions of people worldwide, and that’s a good thing.