Scarlet Witch’s Role in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Revealed

By September 14, 2015

While Avengers: Age of Ultron seemed to be hit or miss among fans, there were certain things that the film managed to establish and introduce for the future MCU that seemed to be universally loved by audiences. One of the central aspects being the introduction of Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch (leaving the somewhat cheesy accent aside). While the film itself seemed to get jumbled and overly ambitious at points, the emotional instability and basic foundation of Wanda’s character seemed to be one of the strongest points of the film, including her strong connection with her brother, Pietro Maximoff a.k.a. Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson).

Going into next year’s Captain America: Civil War too, seeing where Wanda goes following the events at the end of Age of Ultron could end up being one of the more interesting subplots of the film. However, Olsen recently revealed that her actual shooting time on the movie was marginal compared to the other cast members, and with her recent exclusion from the Civil War concept art as well, it seems like Scarlet Witch’s role in the film could be just as vague as some fans have assumed.

However, while speaking with MTV recently, Olsen commented on her character’s emotional state at the beginning of the film, as well as where her character might end up siding in the war between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Check out her full quote below:

“She’s OK. She’s doing alright. She’s confused, she’s conflicted. 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.”

This doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering her obvious omission from the images, as well as her character’s sometimes changing allegiances in the comics. It’s possible that her character ends up choosing one side in the film and then switches before the end of it, like Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has been rumored to do. It’s also possible that Scarlet Witch simply stays out of the battle altogether, and could explain why her shooting time was so much shorter than we had previously expected.

With Civil War going to literally split our heroes across the middle, resulting in half siding with Captain America and half siding with Iron Man, it’ll be interesting to see which characters the movie ends up focusing on the most. Will it be the teams themselves, or the characters they’re trying to recruit? Considering the already immense number of familiar characters featured on the teams, as well as the large number of new characters being introduced including Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther, the previously mentioned Spider-Man, Daniel Bruhl’s Baron Zemo and more – it looks like some of our favorites might end up being in the crosshairs of the two teams. We’ll just have to wait and see which ones end up getting hurt the most.

Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theatres on May 6th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    Being a Pro Age Of Ultron Fan, I loved Her Character & I’m just glad She got sometime to develop it more in the new story line!!!

    • I was definitely let down by AOU, but I loved her character in it. She’s one of the most intriguing parts of the MCU now for me, so I hope they capitalize on her potential.