After the man himself had not committed himself to the matter, Elizabeth Olsen have now confirmed it Daniel Craig should have appeared alongside him as Balder the Brave last year Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Rumors had been circulating for some time about Craig’s supposed inclusion in the film, but Olsen was the first screen star to verify the information.
During an interview with Josh Horowitz on hers Happy, Sad, Confused podcast, Horowitz – while reflecting on Olsen’s career and time with Marvel in the MCU – mentions he worked with John Krasinsky as Reed Richards in the film. Olsen confirmed that he never actually worked with Krasinski on the film – something he also stated during a lie detector test with Vanity Fair at the time of release.
Horowitz later mentioned that, after speaking with Craig on the same podcast, he had asked the James Bond star if he should appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though Craig has remained tight-lipped on the matter. Olsen, who has been outspoken about his recent concerns with the writing process in the MCU, has not hesitated to remain diplomatic. “Yeah, that’s what I thought would happen too,” he said. “I see the art. They make costumes. They have designs.”
Who is Balder the Brave?
Olsen, of course, wasn’t the first to mention the character Balder the Brave. Graham Churchyard, a costume designer who worked with Olsen Multiverse Madness, it was confirmed during an interview with ComicBook.com’s Phase Zero podcast that Balder was almost featured in the film. “Yeah, we were so far into designing Balder the Brave and then we waited and waited and waited for casting and that, I took it to the prototype stage,” said Churchyard. “We were sort of in that design thing, putting fabric and ideas together and waiting for an actor. Poor Balder the Brave.”
In the Marvel Comics sequel, Balder the Brave is Thor’s half-brother and son of Odin and Freyja. Like most of Marvel’s Asgardians, the character hails from Norse mythology, where he is known as Baldr.
Olsen is expected to reprise her role as Wanda Maximoff in the upcoming Disney+ show, Agatha: Chaos Covenant. Considering the show was led by Jac Shaefferthoughts behind WandaVisionhopefully Wanda is given a better stick shake than she’s received so far The Multiverse of Madness. You can view Olsen’s interview at Happy, Sad, Podcast in the link below.