“Avengers: Age of Ultron” was a blockbuster success when it came out. However, it left quite a stir in the Marvel fandom as it failed to explain the superpowers behind the new characters in close detail with the Vision and Scarlet Witch left out in plot-ridden backstories. Thankfully, that won’t be the case anymore in the upcoming Marvel film “Captain America: Civil War.”
“We find Scarlet Witch without a home, without a family, and she ends up creating a surrogate family within the Avengers and making a decision to be a part of the team,” says Elizabeth Olsen who plays Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I think a lot of that has to do with Jeremy’s character – like his attitude towards her and the speech he gives her at the end of the film. So we pick up with her having started a new life, but still trying to figure out what her abilities are and if using them causes greater good or greater damage.”
The Vision, who is portrayed by Paul Bettany, may not be highlighted in “Captain America: Civil War,” but he weighed in on the current situation and takes a logical stance on how the Avengers leaves marks whenever they save the world. “The stronger you are, the more you invite challenge. Something has to rise to fill the vacuum,” says Bettany.
According to further reports, the film will still feature a grounded and consistent tone similar to “Captain America: Winter Solider” seeing that it’s still a part of the Captain America series of films. Joe Russo wants to keep it that way and hold off the big, cosmic story arcs until the next couple of years.
“We like characters that have limitations to their powers, so there’s a cost for everything that they do,” Russo says. “Wanda can’t fly, she can use her power to push herself off, launch and then bring herself back down. But she has to stop herself and it’s not the most graceful version of flying. It’s just using her power to create energy to push herself up and bring herself down, but she’s still subject to gravity.”
It’s #TeamCap versus #TeamIronMan in “Captain America: Civil War.” The film is set to open in theatres on May 6, 2017.