Elizabeth Olsen Talks Scarlet Witch’s Connection To The Vision In Captain America: Civil War

Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch herself, Elizabeth Olsen, has weighed in on the ways in which her character’s connection to the Vision filters into Captain America: Civil War.

Fresh from her debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron – The Winter Soldier cameo notwithstanding – Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff was last seen as part of the overhauled Avengers lineup at the tail-end of Joss Whedon’s blockbuster, and in a recent interview with Screen Rant, the actress began by talking about where we find Scarlet Witch at the beginning of Civil War.


Taking up residence among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, it would appear Wanda has found herself a surrogate family.

“We leave Scarlet Witch without a home, without a family, and she ends up creating a surrogate family within the Avengers and making a decision to be a part of the team. 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 the film. 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.”

Further in the interview, Olsen addressed her character’s relationship with Paul Bettany’s Vision. As two products of the same Mind Stone, there’s an innate connection between the two Avengers, despite the fact that early trailers have placed them on opposing sides of Marvel’s cinematic Civil War.

“I think there’s something unique in the fact that her powers come from the same thing that powers him, and that is how we’ve made them have that kind of… that specifically in common, as opposed to it being something else that the comics kind of created, which has been pure romance. But they do have something uniquely special because of that.”

Captain America: Civil War blasts into theaters on May 6 – and may just be the longest Marvel movie to date.