At one point or another, virtually every supporting player in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has expressed their desire to see their characters headlining a solo movie, and so the latest comments from Elizabeth Olsen certainly make for a refreshing change.
Speaking to People, the Avengers: Infinity War star was asked whether she has any ambitions to see the Scarlet Witch leading her own film, with the actress responding that: “We are at ground zero. It’s definitely not something I’m pushing. I don’t know if it’s something they’re going to push either. I joke [with co-star Paul Bettany] about having a domestic television show on Netflix or something. It would just be like house event, where Scarlet Witch goes bananas. That’s what we joke about but I don’t think either of those things are happening.”
In a different interview, Olsen also shared her thoughts on whether she thinks we’ll see Wanda’s origin retconned once Disney completes its 20th Century Fox acquisition and mutants become available to the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
“I don’t think so because we’ve gone so far to create a non X-Men universe backstory for my character. And now it’s the reason I’m connected to Vision, because the stone in his head is the stone that gave me my powers. So we really leap into the stones. So I don’t think so, however, if there were a Michael Fassbender being my daddy crossover I would say, ‘Yes please.’ I would love to work with Fassbender.”
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27th 2018 and will feature an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Paul Bettany (Vision), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Benedict Wong (Wong), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Dave Bautista (Drax), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), Sean Gunn (Rocket, Kraglin), Vin Diesel (Groot), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Benicio Del Toro (The Collector), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Peter Dinklage and Terry Notary in as-yet-unrevealed roles.