Scarlet Witch Powers Discussed By Joss Whedon And Elisabeth Olsen! Superpower Change And Magneto


"Avengers: Age of Ultron" spoilers ahead! Though you may want to read on as this article will talk about one of the most talked about topics in the movie, Scarlet Witch!

"Avengers: Age Of Ultron" will also introduce superpowered characters in the form of brother/sister duo Scarlet Witch played by Elizabeth Olsen and Quicksilver played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. While Quicksilver's super-speed is known to all, the nature of Scarlet Witch's abilities in the "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has been a mystery for the fans since day one. Can a reality altering person exist in the MCU or will she have to change her powers?

Screenrant asked how Olsen plans to ground a character like Scarlet Witch as opposed to the real-world characters she's mostly played and she replied:

"The same way, I think! I actually feel really good that I just did a play because it requires so much imagination, you know? To acknowledge the fact that all these people are here, but you're making up this room that your in that you're not in, or whatever..."

"So far I'm just doing a lot of reading right now on Scarlet Witch and it's really exciting. But the imagination, like to a child, and like running around in a play yard is what it feels like right now. And that sounds like so much fun, but you still want to approach it with the same kind of like 'No, this is where she's from,' and it's real. And that's what's fun about it. Let them put on the costume or do the special whatever-they-need-to-do to make it look special, but I'll just do my part - it just has more extreme things to it. [Laughs] I'm like really excited about Scarlet Witch."

"The most recent thing I learned - I don't even know if it has anything [to do with the film], it's just fun to read these comics - it's just so fun! Like, she's a 'nexus,' like she's the only human being from this universe who can communicate with paranormal things and the past and the future and other universes; like to me that's pretty incredible! [Laughs] Like just thinking about that is amazing! To touch things and know where they've been, that's crazy!"

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a Joss Whedon film and when asked about Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver he said the following:

"Besides the fact that I grew up reading them, their powers are very visually interesting. One of the problems I had on the first one was everybody basically had punchy powers. [Quicksilver]'s got super speed. [Scarlet] can weave spells and a little telekinesis, get inside your head. There's good stuff that they can do that will help sort of keep it fresh."

Since "mutant" is an illegal word in the Marvel Studios continuity, the source of Scarlet Witch's powers will have to make sense within the franchise storyline.

But it seems that while "mutant" or any other terms regarding the X-Men and other related franchises are "banned" in the MCU, Magneto may still be referenced in the movie.

According to rumors, In the film, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are brainwashed and when asked who their parents are, they would respond by saying "I don't know, he's some magnet looking guy" or something similar.


Elisabeth doing her researchT! But FOX can go kick rocks.