Elizabeth Olsen reprises her role as Scarlet Witch in next month's Captain America: Civil War. She was one of the standout new characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and joined the Avengers at the end of that sequel. Now, she is back to fight on the side of Team Captain America. Marvel and Disney have released a new featurette that focuses on the young woman's powers and place in this latest story.

In a new EW expose, it is revealed that Scarlet Witch may be the one responsible for triggering a major catastrophe in Captain America: Civil War, which has damaging results. It helps lead directly into the formation of the Sokovia Accords, which outlaws any unsupervised superhero activity. Taking a stand against these Accords, Captain America and some of the other Avengers are forced to go on the run as they are hunted down by Tony Stark and his Team Iron Man.

In Civil War, we will meet a Wanda Maximoff who is still struggling to come to grips with her superpowers. She is fine-tuning her mystical red energy waves, trying to figure out how to use them without hurting innocent bystanders. This backfires, and she causes an accident during one of her first Avengers missions. This puts her in direct violation of the global superhero restrictions. Because of this, she has no choice but to resist Iron Man and join Team Cap.

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In Marvel's Civil War, Steve Rogers leads the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Team Iron Man includes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Vision (Paul Bettany), War Machine (Don Cheadle) and the new character T'challa (Chadwick Boseman), who will make his debut in this movie before starring in Black Panther, set for release on February 16, 2018. Team Cap includes Captain America (Chris Evans), The Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan). Marvel's Captain America: Civil War also stars Frank Grillo as Crossbones, William Hurt as Thaddeus Ross, Daniel Brühl as the villainous Baron Zemo and Tom Holland as Spider-Man.

Anthony Russo & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D'Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel's Captain America: Civil War opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016. Along with the special Scarlet Witch preview, a new TV spot has been released. This arrives along with an extended clip that we saw part of yesterday, which has Winter Soldier fighting all the members of Team Iron Man. His run in with Black Panther is particularly rough.

 

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