The last time people saw Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in Avengers: Age of Ultron, she lost both her home and her brother, Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff. She joined Ultron with Quicksilver early in the film, but they later defected to join the Avengers, who Olsen now claims to have become Wanda's "surrogate family."
In a recent interview with Screen Rant on the set of Captain America: Civil War, Olsen further explains how her character has evolved from the last time that audiences have seen her.
The 27-year-old actress shared:
I think a lot of that has to do with what Jeremy's character – like his attitude towards her, and the speech he gives her at the end of Age of Ultron. So we pick up with her having started a new life, but still trying to figure out what her abilities are and if using them causes greater good or greater damage.
Apparently, Wanda has formed a close bond with Clint Barton/Hawkeye after Quicksilver sacrificed his life for Hawkeye and a Sokovian child.
I do think in this film we try to tie together that their relationship has gotten stronger, that their friendship has gotten stronger from the last film, sure.
Olsen adds that Wanda and Hawkeye will be sharing more scenes together in the film, where they get to talk more and work together during battle.
I think her relationships with people become really clear, and I think they all make tons of sense in line with Ultron as well.
Earlier today, new character posters for Civil Warconfirmed Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye's decision to be part of Steve Rogers' team. While I'm excited to see the battle scenes in the highly anticipated film, it's quite interesting to see how the characters' relationships have evolved since Age of Ultron, especially Wanda and Clint's.
In the comics, Scarlet Witch falls in love with the Vision and the two later develop a romantic relationship, to which Hawkeye objects because he's also in love with Wanda. Since Hawkeye had been shown with a wife and kids in Age of Ultron, I'm guessing he will be some sort of brother or father figure to Wanda in Civil War.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Captain America: Civil War is slated for release on May 6.
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