“Captain America: Civil War” will divide the Avengers, but some allegiances are still unclear. Fans don’t know which side Scarlet Witch will fight for, and actress Elizabeth Olsen wasn’t giving audiences any hints.
“She’s O.K.,” Olsen told MTV of her character. “She’s doing alright. She’s confused, she’s conflicted. She’s found some people she thinks she connects with, but she’s doing alright. They released images of Team Cap and Team Iron Man. She wasn’t there. She’s always the wild card. I like being the wild card.”
The 26-year-old is referring to images that Jeremy Renner posted on his Twitter. The artwork completely left Scarlet Witch out, leaving many to wonder who she would side with as Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) fight each other. According to the latest rumors, the two will disagree over the Accords, an act that would govern superheroes all over the world.
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) August 27, 2015
So where will the telekinetic superhero end up? On the one hand, she certainly didn’t seem to like Iron Man at the beginning of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” After all, it was a weapon made by Stark Industries that killed her parents. While she eventually joined Tony Stark and the other Avengers, it also seemed like Captain America was going to be more involved in her training than Iron Man. She'd probably be closer to the WWII veteran. Plus, a report from Heroic Hollywood, based on anonymous sources, had her siding with Captain America.
However, Scarlet Witch didn’t exactly love anyone on the team, so she might not be basing her decision on personal feelings. “Captain America: Civil War” will show the teams divided because the government wants more control over superheroes, which might be an issue that Scarlet Witch supports. After all, she watched her country, Sokovia, be destroyed by Ultron, who was invented by superheroes. Scarlet Witch may decide that, like Iron Man, she wants someone to be held accountable.
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Of course, that’s assuming she sides with one of the heroes. Olsen also teased that her character might not be fighting for the greater good at all. In an interview with Premiere, Olsen said: “She's like a wild card, you never know if she's a hero or a villain.”
“Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters May 6, 2016.