Elizabeth Olsen Schools Us On Scarlet Witch’s History

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Scarlet Witch certainly made a big impact in Captain America: Civil War, and Elizabeth Olsen’s here to brush you all up on your Maximoff history.

Now, we all know there was a bit of sneaking around on Marvel’s part to get Wanda and Pietro Maximoff in the MCU, since technically they’re X-Men, and belong to 20th Century Fox. They got around that with a little backstory shuffling – a couple of science experiments and no mention of the word “mutant” later, hello MCU Maximoffs!

Last summer was a little confusing for casual fans, I’m sure, with Pietro showing up in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and a suspiciously similar Peter in X-Men: Days of Future Past! Wanda didn’t quite get the double-treatment in the same way, but she too is the child of Erik Lensherr aka Magneto.

At her Allure cover shoot, Olsen proves she certainly knows her stuff.

From her first appearance in an X-Men comic in 1964 as a villain, all the way up to the famous “No more mutants” that changed the Marvel universe forever, Wanda certainly has kicked a lot of butt over the years.

Olsen also delves into the history between Wanda and the Vision – is this a hint that the growing friendship between her and Paul Bettany’s character in Civil War will grow into a fully-fledged romance?! They certainly were acting pretty domestic.

Not to get too far ahead of ourselves here, but with Cassie Lang already introduced in Ant-Man, this Wanda/Vision romance could even lead to the birth of Billy and Tommy – two more of the Young Avengers

As one of the two female superheroes in the MCU at the moment, and arguably the most powerful figure overall, Wanda will no doubt have a important part to play in the future of the MCU – hopefully alongside more female characters! We’re still waiting on Captain Marvel, and that solo Black Widow movie!

You can see Olsen in action in Captain America: Civil War in theatres now.

Sneh Rupra