Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Elizabeth Olsen Talks The Scarlet Witch

Yesterday, in an interview with MTV, actress Elizabeth Olsen finally came clean about her role as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron.   Last night, while doing some promo work for her upcoming film, Oldboy, Olsen spoke with AICN's Capone and touched on her preparation for the role.  Hit the jump to read some interesting comments on what the MCU version of the Scarlet Witch may be...




After discussing the costume she'll wear (no guys, she wouldn't describe it, though it's safe to say it won't look much like the classic comic book look) and how she's preparing for the role, Olsen described what she's learning about the character as she prepares to begin filming next spring:
"She's crazy. She has more things wrong with her than any character I've ever played. She can tell you where an object has been, she can tell you what your future is, she can connect with the dead and people from the past, the future, other universes, and she's the only person in this universe who's capable of doing that. She's unbelievable; it's so cool."
Quite a few interesting comments from Olsen above, especially concerning Wanda's ability to be in touch will all facets of time...almost sounds like someone in possession of the Space Gem (Stone), which you can read about here.  Despite all we do know about the future of the MCU, there's quite a bit of uncertainty, especially surrounding the remaining 4 Infinity Stones.  It wouldn't be entirely surprising if the powers of Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, given that their mutant origins cannot be addressed in a Marvel Studios' film, are products of either Infinity Stones or from the Terrigen Mist of the Inhumans. I'm not taking any big guesses just yet, but I won't be shocked to find out that the twins possess some powers from the Stones. Brain Splatter will be all over this situation as we learn more.  For now, we can be sure Olsen is fully committed to the role and can look forward to seeing her on screen in 2015...if not sooner.