Following Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch has cemented her place as not only one of the most unpredictable heroes in the MCU, but also potentially the most powerful. Similar to in the comics though, it’s clear that learning to control her powers isn’t going to be an easy process for Wanda, which makes her arc in the films possibly one of the most interesting as well.
During the Civil War press conference in Los Angeles, CA recently as well, one of the film’s co-directors, Joe Russo, commented on Wanda’s arc throughout not only Civil War, but also into Infinity War.
When asked about Wanda’s confidence in her powers moving forward now, Russo replied:
“She is on a growth arc, and it is part of her development. It is very tricky with powerful characters, because unless they have an internal struggle or a flaw that limits them then they do become limitless, and the storytelling becomes muddled and not very interesting. You know she could’ve stopped that fight at the airport in 5 seconds if she were at the peak of her powers, so it really has to do her character specifically going on a journey to understand what the limits of her powers are. She makes a mistake very early in the movie that sets her back, and we’ll get to see where she goes in Infinity War.”
I do like the fact that Russo points out just how powerful she can actually become, and it will be interesting to see if in Infinity War, she ends up being a key player for the Avengers in their fight against Thanos, or if she’ll be a liability. She can go either way in the comics usually, depending on her mental state.
I think one of my favorite things that Marvel has done in their films though that I’m starting to realize more and more, and especially in Civil War, is showing the audience accurate representations of each heroes’ power levels, without dumbing them down or softening them. If we’re going to get to see Scarlet Witch become even more powerful in the coming films too, then I can only imagine what kinds of havoc she might wreak moving forward.
Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 are set to hit theatres on May 4th, 2018 and May 3rd, 2019.
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