Scarlet Witch almost sported a much different costume in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following her debut in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, and a new hi-res image offers a closer look at what might have been.
The image comes from the Instagram of concept artist Andy Park, who notes that the costume briefly appeared at the end of Age of Ultron. Park added that he collaborated with concept artist Jack Dudman and costume designer Alexandra Byrne on the look.
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So this photo of @elizabetholsenofficial as Scarlet Witch has been making the rounds on the internet recently. This costume was her final look in the film at the end of #AvengersAgeofUltron (for 2 seconds:)) It’s a collaboration between myself, Jack Dudman & costume designer, Alexandra Byrne. SWIPE LEFT to see my concept design I did of her in Age of Ultron & in #CaptainAmericaCivilWar What do you guys & gals think? Do you like her more grounded real clothing look or would you rather have a more “costumy” look like this? I’m curious to see what you think. #scarletwitch #avengers #costume #design #conceptart #illustration #그림 #그림스타그램 #marvel #marvelstudios
Although the costume briefly appeared in Age of Ultron, Olsen sported a different look when she returned in Captain America: Civil War. Costume designer Judianna Makovsky explained the change to Vulture in 2016, saying: "In the beginning we did have sketches generated from Marvel where Wanda looked more superhero, and the brothers kept saying, ‘But she’s not a superhero yet. She’s still finding herself, she’s a young girl.’ So they asked me to take those sketches and redo it, to make it a real coat, make it wearable. We wanted to make them look like real garments."
Olsen will don a different costume for Infinity War, so it seems unlikely that the version from the end of Age of Ultron will reappear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe any time soon.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others. The film hits theaters April 27.