Why Elizabeth Olsen Really Doesn't Want A Scarlet Witch Movie
Like her fellow Avengers Black Widow and Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch didn’t get a solo movie to set her up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead, she and her brother Quicksilver were among the many characters introduced earlier this year in Avengers: Age of Ultron. While her brother didn’t survive the events of Ultron’s evil scheme, Scarlet Witch, a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff, has a bright future ahead of her in the MCU. However, there aren’t any official plans to give Scarlet Witch a solo adventure, and actress Elizabeth Olsen seems to be fine with that.
This past weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival, Olsen was asked by Business Insider whether she’d ever want to lead a standalone Scarlet Witch film. The actress stated that while she loves the character, she doesn’t know if Scarlet Witch needs to go off on her own. Olsen said,
Let’s put one of her concerns to rest: if Marvel wanted to find a way to fit a Scarlet Witch adventure into their film slate, they would do it. The studio has already plotted out their films to 2019 (and those are only the ones they’ve announced to the public), but there’s no reason they couldn’t give her a film during Phase Four. With abilities like telekinesis and hypnosis, she’s already one of the most powerful people in the MCU, - at least on Earth. A solo film might also be a chance for her relationship with The Vision to be explored, having married him previously in the comics. At the very least, a Scarlet Witch movie would give Marvel a chance to highlight another woman in the MCU on the big screen outside of an ensemble. Currently the only female-led solo movie they have on the docket is Captain Marvel in late 2018.
Moviegoers will see Scarlet Witch next year in Captain America: Civil War’s superhero conflict. However, unlike most of the other heroes, it hasn’t been revealed yet whether Scarlet Witch will officially side with Iron Man or Captain America. Olsen described Wanda as the "wild card" of the film, and although she’s now one of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, she will be feeling conflicted and confused as she still deals with her brother Pietro’s death. Given how massive the Avengers: Infinity War movies are expected to be, it wouldn’t be surprising if we also saw her take part in the battle against Thanos.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.
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