Elizabeth Olsen: Don’t Hold Out For A Scarlet Witch Standalone Film

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With the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment, Infinity War just days away, and special events starting to pop up, it’s becoming quite apparent that Elizabeth Olsen’s character Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch plays a rather larger role this time round. While there have been quiet rumblings of getting Wanda her own standalone movie, the actress herself says that it is probably never going to happen.

Olsen spoke on the podcast Everything Iconic recently and said that there is no progress or any effort being put in to creating a Scarlet Witch movie. And after the struggle major player Black Widow has had all these years, no one is surprised.

“We are at ground zero,” Olsen said. “It’s definitely not something I’m pushing. I don’t know that that’s something they’re gonna push. Paul and I joke about having a domestic television show on Netflix or something. It would just be like House of M where Scarlet Witch goes bananas. That’s what we joke about but I don’t think any of those things are happening. I’m happy that I’m still around and they still use me well.”

When asked about whether the comic book arc of being Magneto’s daughter will ever be aligned she said, “I don’t think so because we’ve gone so far to create a non-X-Men universe backstory for my character. Now, it’s the reason that we’re connected to the Vision. The Stone is his head is the Stone that gave me my powers so we’ve really just kind of leaned into the Stones, I feel like. So, I don’t think so, but if there’s like a Michael Fassbender being my daddy crossover, I would say, ‘Yes, please.’ I love Michael Fassbender.”

So for now fans will have to be happy with the expected longer screen time in Infinity War, which comes with things like her giant billboard in New York’s Times Square.

Without giving  too much away about the story arc of her character or that of Paul Bettany’s Vision, Olsen added, “I think in a different way not so much about the last movie and their own sagas, but this is definitely the most emotional arc I’ve done in an Avenger film, that’s for sure. Because when we’re talking about Vision becoming human, we’re talking about their relationship and it’s a pretty grounded arc.”

Several members of  the cast appeared at a special event in London on Sunday night, including Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch and Paul Bettany, where lucky guests had a Q&A and got to see a sneak peek of some of the film ahead of its major premiere in Los Angeles on April 23rd.

The film opens on April 25th in Australia, April 26th in the UK and on April 27th in the USA.

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