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Joe Russo on Scarlet Witch’s Evolution Through “Civil War,” “Infinity War”

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Joe Russo on Scarlet Witch’s Evolution Through “Civil War,” “Infinity War”

Co-director Joe Russo has opened up about Scarlet Witch’s (Elizabeth Olsen) evolving skill-set in “Captain America: Civil War,” hinting at a major “mistake” she makes in the film, and a further exploration of her abilities in “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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In a press conference with Clevver Movies, Russo said of Wanda Maximoff’s powers, “She is on a growth arc, and it is part of her development. It is very tricky with powerful characters, because unless they have an internal struggle or a flaw that limits them then they do become limitless, and the storytelling becomes muddled and not very interesting.”

The “Infinity War” co-director added, “You know she could’ve stopped that fight at the airport in 5 seconds if she were at the peak of her powers, so it really has to do her character specifically going on a journey to understand what the limits of her powers are. She makes a mistake very early in the movie that sets her back, and we’ll get to see where she goes in Infinity War.”

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Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, and starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle and many others, “Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters on May 6.

(via ComicBookMovie)

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