Should Scarlet Witch Get a Standalone Movie?
This summer's blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron introduced fans to Elizabeth Olsen's character Scarlet Witch, and her mystical, super-human powers. The character's story and abilities were praised by fans and critics alike, with the hit sequel taking in a massive $1.4 billion at the box office. It was revealed at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron that Scarlet Witch is one of the new Avengers, who will return in Captain America: Civil War, which just wrapped production. Business Insider caught up with the actress at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she was promoting I Saw the Light. When asked if she would ever like to make a stand alone Scarlet Witch movie, the actress revealed she didn't think that movie would be "necessary" in the MCU.
"I'm not sure, honestly. I love my character, I just don't know how that would fit in the whole Marvel universe or if it would even be necessary. The pressure of a tentpole movie on my shoulders doesn't feel comfortable"
Shortly after wrapping on Avengers: Age of Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen' started production on a much different project, the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light, starring another MCU actor, Tom Hiddleston. The actress plays Audrey Mae Williams, the first wife of Hank Williams, which is obviously a much different role than Scarlet Witch. Elizabeth Olsen revealed that she enjoys having the chance to star in Marvel movies and other projects as well.
"The good thing about Marvel is they have so many other things going on that they have to plan their year so specifically. I already know my block of time for them for the next year, and I have a lot of time until then, so I'm in a position right now where I'm trying to find another film like I Saw the Light."
In a separate interview with Collider, she shed some more light on Captain America: Civil War. The cast is among the largest ever for a Marvel movie, with almost ever Avenger, old and new, making an appearance, along with a slew of supporting characters and new additions to the franchise. The actress revealed that she was only on the set for five weeks, and that the movie is dark but fun, and she wants to see how the ending turned out.
"I was only there for five weeks of it, but we were all super stoked about it... Even though the Ultron robots are so intensely human because of its mind, we're actually dealing with humans this time through and through. There's nothing scarier than something that's like you being dangerous, so I think it's darker and it's fun. It's really fun-it was so hard to shoot, but I think it's gonna be a really interesting film. I'm excited to see how they're gonna end it. I wanna see what the ending shots look like because I wanna know what the ellipses is at the end of the film (laughs)."
Since Anthony Russo and Joe Russo are directing Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, many are wondering if all of the Civil War characters will be back for the two-part Infinity War adventure. Captain America: Civil War is widely believed to set up both Infinity War movies, but it isn't known how that will be achieved. When asked if she has plans on returning for Infinity War , the actress revealed that Marvel hasn't told her anything yet.
"Those are things I would like to know too (laughs). Those are things I have a group of people with me right now that would like to know too."
Even if Marvel was planning a stand alone Scarlet Witch movie, it still wouldn't happen for several years. We have only seen this character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it sounds like she doesn't have a massive role in Captain America: Civil War. Do you think there should be a Scarlet Witch stand alone movie? Let us know what you think and stay tuned for more on Captain America: Civil War.