Scarlet Witch Is Captain America: Civil War’s Wild Card Says Elizabeth Olsen


When those promotional images for Captain America: Civil War came out a couple of weeks back  – the one showing the various superheroes who’ll be appearing in the film arranged into “teams” so we knew who was on Cap’s side and who was on Iron Man’s (see here) – they immediately raised one important question. Who’s that blonde on Cap’s team?* Oh, hang on. Two important questions. The other one being: where’s Scarlet Witch? We know she’s in the film.

Well, maybe the actor who plays her, Elizabeth Olsen, has hinted at the answer to that one in an interview with MTV [via /Film].

“She’s confused, she’s conflicted,” says Olsen. “She’s found some people she thinks she connects with, but she’s doing alright. They released images of Team Cap and Team Iron Man. She wasn’t there. She’s always the wild card. I like being the wild card.”

So she’s a wild card? Maybe starting on one side reluctantly before going rogue and perhaps providing a catalyst for the two sides to stop warring? Or, God forbid, maybe she goes all House Of M** and Civil War ends up with most of the superheroes losing their powers. That’d be bold. It’d certainly end the war.

Olsen also mentions that she and her movement coach Jennifer White have been developing the way Scarlet Witch gesticulates when she’s using her powers: “It’s not a new hand technique per say. We’re trying to grow her movement as a whole… Jenny and I have great pride in trying to make this a huge transformation — the next time we see her — of her abilities.”

Huge transformation. Gulp – we were joking about House Of M.

* It’s SHIELD agent Sharon Carter

** A Marvel Event in which the Scarlet Witch went mad a became the Big Bag; it ended with her robbing the majority of mutants in the Marvel universe of their powers.


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