Captain America: Civil War wrapped principle photography a few weeks ago, but when it originally started filming, Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) was one of the first people we saw set photos of. Her role has been shrouded in mystery and her character was recently left off of leaked promotional art revealing the “teams” of Civil War.
Olsen recently spoke with Premiere.fr (via CBM) for the first time about her role in Captain America: Civil War and went on to praise Daniel Brühl‘s performance as Baron Zemo, the main villain of the film.
The third installment of the Captain America franchise has already been given high praise by all parties involved, and Olsen reiterated just how good this can be come next May.
I think it’s going to be the best one. For real, I am like very excited to see it myself. I only worked on set for five weeks, so I wasn’t there for the majority of it.
Olsen only being on set for five weeks makes it seem like she will have a relatively small part in the movie. My guess would be she’s involved at the beginning and probably at the very end fighting Baron Zemo, who she thinks will be fantastic.
Brühl is an incredible actor and he’s playing the main villain in it. And he’s incredible! It’s a movie about people as opposed to robots this time. So it’s darker and it’s allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans rather than machines.
Scarlet Witch is one of the most powerful people on the planet, but these powers are still new to her and she likely does not have full control. With that said, she would be a big force in any battle she’s involved in, as long as she keeps it all together and doesn’t destroy reality.
She’s someone who’s more powerful than she’s able to control and she ends up going insane because of it. And she’s like a wildcard. You never know [if] she’s a hero or a villain and that’s a very fun part.
Her character is rumored to be involved in the incident that starts Civil War, so if she does indeed lose control and go “insane” it would make sense for this incident to be a result of her freak out. Not to mention losing her brother in battle in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016.