Elizabeth Olsen Touches Base On Captain America Civil War, Scarlet Witch Spinoff Idea

Scarlet Witch

Scarlet Witch

Marvel’s hype train for Captain America: Civil War continues on unabated today, with Elizabeth Olsen offering even more details about the role of Scarlet Witch in Joe and Anthony Russo’s threequel, the climactic Infinity War and beyond.

From trumpeting the dark tenets of Civil War to referring to her character as the film’s undisputed “wild card,” Olsen has been banging the drum for the next major mile-marker on Marvel’s slate for some time, and now, the actress has hinted at the potential of a new spinoff.


Before you get your hopes up for a Scarlet Witch standalone film, however, Olsen was quick to cool talks of the spinoff when asked in an interview with Business Insider.

“The good thing about Marvel is they have so many other things going on that they have to plan their year so specifically,” said Olsen. “I already know my block of time for them for the next year, and I have a lot of time until then, so I’m in a position right now where I’m trying to find another film like I Saw The Light.” About potentially starring in a Scarlet Witch movie, Elizabeth Olsen said, “I’m not sure, honestly. I love my character, I just don’t know how that would fit in the whole Marvel universe or if it would even be necessary.” The actress then laughed and admitted, “The pressure of a tentpole movie on my shoulders doesn’t feel comfortable.”

Making her introduction during a post-credits sting in The Winter Solider before a fully-fledged role as an Enhanced in Age of Ultron, Olsen’s Scarlet Witch won fans over with an intense, enigmatic performance. As the actress alludes to, though, perhaps the tenacious nature of the sorceress is best suited to a supporting role in a larger ensemble, as placing such a powerful force front and center for their own feature would no doubt bring up a series of headaches for Marvel not dissimilar to the long-rumored Hulk spinoff.

Captain America: Civil War opens on May 5, 2016.