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Published On: Thu, Jan 29th, 2015

‘Avengers Age of Ultron’: Elizabeth Olsen on Scarlet Witch

As part of Empire Magazine‘s new feature on Avengers: Age of Ultron, fans get some insight on Scarlet Witch from the actress, Elizabeth Olsen, who explained that the sequel will serve as an appropriate stage for her introduction.

Age of Ultron is almost our origin story, so we don’t have one of those montages where heroes learn all of their powers in five minutes,” Olsen said.

“We are still discovering the things we can and cannot do. The extent of her powers isn’t fully explored in Ultron. But she can manipulate objects. And she has visions, and she has the ability to share them.”

avengers-age-of-ultron-scarlet-witch-conceptThe Godzilla co-star is excited to bring the character to the screen and introduce her to a larger audience.

“The coolest thing about Scarlet Witch is, because you’ve never seen her, we got to create how she moves. Joss was really inspired by dancers, and so he knew that he wanted to change visually how she moves, to be more like a dancer than a fighter. I didn’t really have to do much stunt training. Instead I trained with a dancer, Jenny White, which was its own kind of soreness, but it wasn’t what I thought it would be.”

Olsen then went to explain why we’ve seen Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver teaming up with Ultron in the film’s trailers.

“Obviously there are plenty of countries in the world that hate America, for whatever history and pain they believe it has caused their own country and their own lives,” she said. “That is the world we have created for Wanda and Pietro, to have been brought up in. What you’re told a lot of times growng up is that that, country, those people, their way of living is the reason why we have been bombed. [The Avengers] are the worst evil in Wanda and Pietro’s mind, not this guy who hasn’t done anything yet.”

Empire asked if Age of Ultron will stay true to the comics and preview the relationship between Scarlet Witch and The Vision, who is played by Paul Bettany.

Olsen laughed, adding: “I don’t know what you’re talking about…”

The team all returns: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) with Bettany (Vision), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Andy Serkis and James Spader (Ultron).

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters May 1, 2015.

The Avengers team photo Empire magazine cover

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