Elizabeth Olsen Isn't Sure If A Scarlet Witch Solo Film Would Be Necessary

For all of Marvel Studios' success, they still haven't produced a female-led superhero film. That will change change in three years when Marvel releases Captain Marvel in November 2018, but still, the studio should be making plans for more than just one female-led superhero film. Though, Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, doesn't see a standalone film in her future, nor does she think one would be necessary.

"I’m not sure, honestly," Olsen told the Business Insider when asked if she would want a Scarlet Witch solo film. "I love my character, I just don’t know how that would fit in the whole Marvel universe or if it would even be necessary."

We'll next see the bewitching 26-year-old actress as the Scarlet Witch in Captain America: Civil War and it would be very interesting to see if it she and The Vision (Paul Bettany) begin to develop a love connection, like they did in the comics (Spoiler: they got married). I mention this because the two of them shared a comic book series and it would stand to reason that they could share a film as well. Just saying.

As of right now, Olsen is out and about promoting her Hank Williams' biopic I Saw the Light, which features with Marvel star Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World) as the legendary country singer. "The good thing about Marvel is they have so many other things going on that they have to plan their year so specifically,” she explained. "I already know my block of time for them for the next year, and I have a lot of time until then, so I’m in a position right now where I’m trying to find another film like ‘I Saw The Light.'"


Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.

Captain America: Civil War opens in theaters May 6, 2016.