With Captain America: Civil War in post production, we are caught waiting for the first trailer of Captain America: Civil War to be released, hopefully sometime this month. Elizabeth Olsen, who stars as Scarlet Witch in the movie, has been out talking about her role in I Saw The Light.
Olsen spoke with USA Today about her experience with Marvel, what her role in Civil War will be, and more. She now has two films under belt as playing Scarlet Witch, and with that, she has started to take ownership over the character.
Absolutely! I have a movement coach for the way she throws her hexes so I’m very protective over that. It’s something that was created out of whatever uniquely that we made up for the first film. Now we have this huge attachment to it and we don’t want to see it messed up. It’s not like there’s stunt rehearsal for it — she and I go create it and then people say yes or no. We have a trajectory plan of how we want it to evolve and change. That creative physical power is really cool.
Those movements will be on display in Captain America: Civil War next year, and even though Scarlet Witch may not have a picked a side yet, Olsen likes the role she plays.
She’s coming into her own and starting to understand and have conflict with how she wants to use her abilities. It’s a dramatic conflict within her and obviously there’s conflict within the (Avengers) as well. I like that they didn’t release Scarlet Witch in the promo photos for the teams — it places her as being a wild card, and I like her having that kind of edge that people don’t know what she’s capable of. They can fear her because she is so incredibly powerful in a different way than the rest of the heroes for the most part. I like playing that role within the gang.
With her being the self-proclaimed wild card of the team, Scarlet Witch is sure to flip sides a few times throughout Civil War. And according to Olsen, she actually prefers it this way so she can have a wider range as an actress.
The reason why I love Scarlet Witch so much is that she can play both sides, and I think that’s just a fun place to be as an actor. I don’t find the hero that interesting to play. It’s very trapping for an actor. I look at what Chris has been able to do as Captain America, and he has that down pat but so many people could have messed that one up. He’s so earnest and genuine and a do-gooder, and Chris has been able to make it a dynamic character where I can’t wait to see the new Captain America. That’s all him.
As prevalent in all Marvel films, secrecy on set and leading up to a film is top priority. She was asked about the tight grip Marvel has on their sets as well as if she new the fate of her brother, Quicksilver, in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
When you get the pages that you’re filming that day, you’re not allowed to take those home with you. They account for everyone at the end of the day and then they shred it. I took this one photograph, it was actually on (Civil War). . . They have a zero tolerance policy for releasing photos on a set. It’s pretty serious — you feel like you’re doing something for the government and you’re making a movie.
Yeah, but it’s also like a superhero movie. It’s insane but they just made a whole television series (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) about a dead guy. (Laughs) So who knows? But we did always know how that was going to end. At the same time, they had to shoot two endings because they didn’t want the crew to know or want it to get out. They did an incredible job of keeping that under wraps.
She went on to mention what a Vision/Scarlet Witch movie would like, but her proposed film will likely happen thanks to rights issues.
It has to be House of M. That’s still all I want to do, I don’t care. I would just love to have make-believe children and have him play along with it and then just decide to destroy all mutants. That would be so fun but obviously that would never happen.
Captain America: Civil War is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.
Source: USA Today