Avengers 2 Elizabeth Olsen Scarlet Witch costume revealed

Scarlet Witch star Elizabeth Olsen on changing the comic costume for Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, as she appears in Marvel’s Avengers Vs X-Men.
Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, as she appears in Marvel’s Avengers Vs X-Men.

 

Speaking to Total Film, Avengers: Age Of Ultron star Elizabeth Olsen trod a fine line between slamming the trashy/impractical comic-book costume that her character, the reality-warping Scarlet Witch is stuck with, and paying homage to it.

“My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I’m wearing. There’s a hood, and a robe – it protects the image.

Elizabeth Olsen at Cannes
Elizabeth Olsen at Cannes

“I don’t think Joss [Whedon] ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those [comic book] outfits. I am not a professional athlete and nor am I a model. Wearing those costumes wouldn’t be fun for anyone who wasn’t those things.

“He already had a different idea. It respects and involves the comic-book character, but it’s different, more rooted. It’s for someone today…

“If someone walked around wearing what she wore in the comics, people would stop and say, ‘What the hell… she thinks she’s a superhero!'”

Avengers: Age Of Ultron will be released on 1 May 2015. You can buy Avengers Assemble on Blu-ray for £16.83 at Amazon.co.uk.