AVENGERS: Elizabeth Olsen On Scarlet Witch's Powers, Romance With 'The Vision', And More

AVENGERS: Elizabeth Olsen On Scarlet Witch's Powers, Romance With 'The Vision', And More

Godzilla star Elizabeth Olsen talks here about what exactly the Scarlet Witch's powers are in Avengers: Age of Ultron, comments on a romance with The Vision, and reveals that Wanda and Pietro have been brought up to hate America, hence why they decide to side with Ultron...


We heard from Aaron Taylor-Johnson earlier today about his role as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now the actress who plays his twin sister has shared some new details about the highly anticipated sequel. Talking to Empire Magazine, Elizabeth Olsen revealed her and Joss Whedon's unique approach to playing the Scarlet Witch. "The coolest thing about Scarlet Witch is, because you've never seen her, we got to create how she moves. Joss was really inspired by dancers, and so he knew that he wanted to change visually how she moves, to be more like a dancer than a fighter. I didn't really have to do much stunt training. Instead I trained with a dancer, Jenny White, which was its own kid of soreness, but it wasn't what I thought it would be."

A lot of fans have been surprisingly critical about the inclusion of "The Twins", claiming that the movie - which they have not yet seen - is far too crowded as a result of their inclusion. However, it sounds like their presence will be meaningful, with Olsen revealing the following about both the sequel serving as an origin story and her character's powers. "Age of Ultron is almost our origin story, so we don't have one of those montages where heroes learn all of their powers in five minutes. We are still discovering the things we can and cannot do. The extent of her powers isn't fully explored in Ultron. But she can manipulate objects. And she has visions, and she has the ability to share them." There's one thing Scarlet Witch isn't, however! "She's not a mutant!"

There has also been a lot of confusion about Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch too, especially as it appears as if their allegiance will shift from Baron von Strucker to Ultron to The Avengers. What leads to that? Well, it sounds like a lot of it will have be to do with their upbringing (even if that doesn't include Magneto). "Obviously there are plenty of countries in the world that hate America, for whatever history and pain they believe it has caused their own country and their own lives. That is the world we have created for Wanda and Pietro, to have been brought up in. What you're told a lot of times goriwng up is that that, country, those people, their way of living is the reason why we have been bombed. [The Avengers] are the worst evil in Wanda and Pietro's mind, not this guy who hasn't done anything yet." Oh, and what about a possible romance with The Vision, a character played by Paul Bettany in Avengers: Age of Ultron? "[Laughs] I don't know what you're talking about..." What do you guys think about these comments? Sound off below!

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Josh Wilding
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Filed Under "Avengers: Age of Ultron" 1/26/2015 Source: Empire Magazine
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