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.”
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.”
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.
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