Nosey Marvelites want to know: Will Scarlet Witch and Vision strike up some romance in Captain America: Civil War? The two characters have some major history in the comics, and audiences saw them exchange suggesting looks in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Elizabeth Olsen doesn’t kiss and tell, but she did confirm these two have a connection.
Speaking from the Atlanta set of Civil War this past summer, the actress said about Wanda and Vision's relationship:
I think there’s something unique in the fact that her powers come from the same thing that powers him, and that is how we made them have that kind of, that specifically in common -- as opposed to it being something else that the comics, kind of created, just being pure romance. But they do have something uniquely special, because of that.
If you recall, Wanda and her brother Pietro were subjected to Baron von Strucker’s HYDRA experiments with Loki’s scepter, which we now know held the Mind Stone. As the only two test subjects to survive, both emerged with superhuman abilities, with Wanda wielding energy that allowed for telekinesis and mind manipulation. Vision, in turn, was brought to life by Ultron using the same Infinity Stone, which now remains intact on the android’s forehead.
Screenwriter Christopher Markus, who co-wrote Civil War with Stephen McFeely, further confirmed that they "play" with their relationship, teasing that the pair can’t strike up a romance "for the same reason Steve [Rogers] and Sharon [Carter] can’t go to the movies five times in the movie." He continued, "It's all sort of, 'These things are getting really weird.' So there's fun toys to play with there."
In the comics, Wanda and Vision eventually married, and the sorceress used her powers to impregnate herself. This arc would lead to the loss and reincarnation (of sorts) of these children and to the infamous House of M storyline. If and how any of this background plays into the films is still unclear, but Bettany previously teased during press rounds for Age of Ultron that Vision is "protective" of Wanda. Plus, this little exchange can’t be a coincidence.
Elsewhere, Olsen said Scarlet Witch will have been left without a home (Sokovia was destroyed) and family (Pietro died in battle) after Age of Ultron, leading her to establish a surrogate family within the Avengers. Though, some will still be uneasy over her mind tricks as a villain.
Captain America: Civil War will hit theaters on May 6, where we'll hopefully see some sparks.