Now that principal photography has all but finished on Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War, the threequel’s star players are beginning to siphon off onto their own projects independent of the superhero scene. For Chris Evans, that involves his directorial debut Before We Go, while Elizabeth Olsen was in attendance at the French Deauville Film Festival to receive the coveted Rising Star award.
During the time at the event, the actress was unsurprisingly quizzed about her return as Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch) for next year’s superhero showdown, and Olsen had one or two interesting tidbits to divulge about Civil War.
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First and foremost, the actress believes Joe and Anthony Russo’s titanic blockbuster is shaping up to be the best Marvel film to date, and reveals that she wasn’t necessarily involved in the majority of the project itself. Moreover, there’s also an added extra explaining why Scarlet Witch is so often referred to as the wildcard among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
“I think it’s going to be the best one,” the actress enthused. “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. She’s someone who’s more powerful than she’s able to control and she ends up going insane because of it,” she said of her mutant character. “And she’s like a wildcard. You never know [if] she’s a hero or a villain and that’s a very fun part.”
On the topic of the her co-star Daniel Brühl – on board to star as the menacing Baron Zemo – Olsen referred to the malevolent scientist as Captain America: Civil War‘s “main villain.”
“Brühl is an incredible actor and he’s playing the main villain in it,” she assured. “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.”
Yes, Civil War will prominently feature the controversial Superhuman Registration Act, though there will be more threats for the Avengers to face aside from internal power struggles. If Olsen is indeed right, Brühl’s nemesis could play a bigger role in the threequel that we had first anticipated.
All will be revealed when Captain America: Civil War gets Marvel’s Phase Three into motion when it hits theaters on May 6, 2016.