Elizabeth Olsen Explains What She Loves About The 'Scarlet Witch' Character

Yesterday the Martha Macy May Marlene actress finally confirmed that she will indeed play Wanda Maximoff in Joss Whedon's Avengers sequel. Now while chatting to AICN, Olsen discusses what drew her to the character.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 11/12/2013
Since Elizabeth Olsen confirmed that she'll play Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age Of Ultron yesterday, we've heard from quite a few outlets who've managed to get a few more vague details out of her. Now while talking to AICN about her role in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, the actress offers up a few more tidbits. First off, she has indeed seen the costume - though she won't give even the tiniest hint as to what it could look like. "I do have a sense," she says when quizzed about the character's pretty revealing outfit from the comics. "But I have logic and mind enough not to share it. [laughs] I know what the costume is going to be more or less like. I'm just excited that she's never been portrayed in film or on television before." More interestingly Olsen also talks about Scarlet Witch's personality and powers; but bear in mind she could just be talking about the comic book incarnation - we may not see the movie version exhibit all of these abilities.

"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. I grew up loving STAR WARS and LORD OF THE RINGS, and anything that has another type of world or universe aspect to it is so fun."

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Source: AICN
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Lightsplasher - 11/12/2013, 9:39 AM
It's great to have an actress which likes her character , more and more actors and actress likes them , this is good
Bl00dwerK - 11/12/2013, 9:44 AM
If she says "No more mutants" will FOX's rights disappear?
AsgardianHobo - 11/12/2013, 9:47 AM
LOL Bl00dwerk
Brainiac13 - 11/12/2013, 9:48 AM


I'm looking forward to her interpretation of SW
Rhysno1 - 11/12/2013, 9:50 AM
Scarlett Witch is such a badass
marcvader1 - 11/12/2013, 9:54 AM
Favorite female Avenger of all time.
Mephisto - 11/12/2013, 9:54 AM
Bl00dwerK, you just made my day.
Omarvls - 11/12/2013, 9:55 AM
Scarlett Witch vs Wonder Woman ?
TheWolverine08 - 11/12/2013, 9:56 AM
She probably didn't know the character existed until a few months ago. Lol. At least she is passionate.
antman73 - 11/12/2013, 9:57 AM
beside a few the most powerful earth based humans/mutants/inhumans are females. Scarlet witch, jean grey, susan storm. beside franklin richards who's going to be net next universe galactus...

actress SEEm to like their character, I think some does others just try to assure a most renowed and well paid job, nothing qrong with it. Ever heard someone compling about thei character and actually play him/her? I never heard.
CherryBomb - 11/12/2013, 9:57 AM
I've always loved Scarlet Witch.
She's a great character with lots of depth.

The powers they're giving her sound cool.
I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for probability manipulation but I won't hold my breath.

marvelstudios - 11/12/2013, 9:59 AM
Looking forward to see Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver join the Avengers.

Long Live the MCU!
Tainted87 - 11/12/2013, 10:00 AM
Bloodwerk - tee hee.
I remember when Fox was in charge of roughly half the CBMs coming out between 2000 and 2007. So much has changed since then. I made this video way back when.