In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s never fashionable for superheroes to keep wearing the same costumes in every movie. If they want to keep in style, they need to make adjustments, big or small, with each new adventure, and Captain America: Civil War won’t be any exception. Most of the participants in next year’s conflict will be rocking new or altered threads, including Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch, and thanks to a behind-the-scenes photo, we have a great look at what Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen are wearing for the 2016 blockbuster.
Renner posted this snapshot on WhoSay of him dressed like Hawkeye and taking aim at something (that photographer might want to take a couple more steps away) while Olsen looks on in her Scarlet Witch costume. Compared to a more drastic costume shift like Steve Rogers’ uniforms in Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, the differences in what these two are wearing are more subtle, but still worth pointing out.
Although we caught quick glimpses of him in the Captain America: Civil War trailer, this is our best look at Hawkeye's new costume so far. Clint Barton went for a darker shade of purple for his fourth big screen outing, and rather than wear two sleeves or no sleeves, he’s opted to keep one of his arms covered and the other one exposed. While the concept art released over the summer made it seem like Hawkeye would be wearing something more faithful to what his comic book counterpart wears, it looks like he decided to keep things more low key, which is probably for the best if he doesn’t want to attract attention.
In Scarlet Witch’s case, Elizabeth Olsen wore regular clothes for most of Avengers: Age of Ultron, but debuted an official new costume at the end of the movie following her induction into the New Avengers. Her Civil War outfit mostly looks the same, aside from some minor design changes (like longer coat tails), but it does appear that she’s wearing a brighter shade of red this time around. However, in the few seconds we see her in the trailer, her costume looks more crimson than red, so either this is just a lighting issue in Jeremy Renner’s picture or Wanda will don a brighter costume sometime during the movie.
Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch didn’t get off to a great start in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which was perfectly exemplified when the archer shocked her with one of his arrows to prevent her from playing with his mind. Their relationship changed when she and Quicksilver switched sides, and during Ultron’s attack on Sokovia, Clint inspired Wanda to overcome her fears and become one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Following the Sokovia Accords being passed in Captain America: Civil War, the two will be working together as members of Team Captain America. While Hawkeye will be showing off his archery skills as usual, Scarlet Witch will be utilizing her powers in new ways, like propelling herself into the air.
Fans will see these two in action wearing their new duds when Captain America: Civil War is released on May 6, 2016.