Elizabeth Olsen‘s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch is still fairly new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but she’s already played pivotal roles in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’. In fact, the entirety of ‘Civil War’ spins out of her character and her amazing, but hard to control, abilities.
Even so, both movies have been quite crowded to say the least and the attention had to be split between Wanda and at least eight other major characters. Considering how inexplicable her powers are and how mysterious her backstory is, couldn’t Scarlet Witch use her own movie to fully flesh her out?
Olsen seems to be game for a solo outing… but not just any. What would it take to lure her into a ‘Scarlet Witch’ film?
“It’s not something I’m opposed to, but it’s also something that has to make a lot of sense. I wouldn’t just do it just to do it. It’d have to make sense for how it advances in the world. But I’d be open to talking about it. I’d never say no to just an idea.”
Scarlet Witch joined the comic book Avengers in 1965 and her addition to the team was partially in order that writer Stan Lee could feature characters that didn’t have their own comic books, thus making it easier for him to handle them as he wished without trying to juggle storylines from their own solo strips. Wanda became a focal character on the team and has some of the most memorable storylines over the years including her falling in love with and marrying the artificial synthezoid The Vision. (Something hinted at in ‘Civil War’.)
Though she has mostly been depicted as a team player, thanks to her role in the films, ‘Scarlet Witch’ has, for the first time ever, recently begun headlining her own comic series written by James Robinson.
Her powers are hard to define, something joked about in the pages of ‘The Ultimates’. She affects probability, thus making nearly anything possible, something that writers have struggled with both in the comics and movies. In the films, her powers seem to have been simplified to modified forms of telepathy and telekinesis.
I think. A solo film could help clarify that.
Would you like to see Scarlet Witch in her own movie? Or perhaps in a team-up with Vision? (Can we at least get a flashback involving Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver?)
Source: Movie Pilot