Elizabeth Olsen spoke with Premiere.fr about what it means to be part of the Avengers franchise, her character the Scarlet Witch, and Captain America: Civil War.
“Being part of a Marvel movie makes me feel like I’m doing the most top secret thing in the world. It’s ridiculous because it’s a film, but also it’s too bad when people want to spoil things about movies or paparazzi are on set taking pictures of certain things. And everyone then gets to guess what it is that you’re filming. And it ruins it for everyone. I was just so happen that in Avengers [Age of Ultron] we were able to keep a lot of things secret so there were surprises for the audience which is great,” said Olsen.
Part of the Captain America: Civil War plot will be a traitor among the teams, could Olsen’s comments be a hint to the film’s dynamic.
“She’s someone who’s more powerful than she’s able to control and she ends up going insane because of it,” she said of her mutant character. “And she’s like a wildcard. You never know [if] she’s a hero or a villain and that’s a very fun part,” said Olsen.
Daniel Brühl plays the villain Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War, and Olsen was impressed by his performance. She also adds that Brühl is the main villain in the film and takes a slight jab at Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“Brühl is an incredible actor and he’s playing the main villain in it, and he’s incredible! It’s a movie about people as opposed to robots this time. So it’s darker and it’s allowed to be darker because it gets more in the mindset of humans rather than machines,” said Olsen.
Olsen apparently isn’t a fan of machines.
Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) 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.
Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman.
Captain America: Civil War is set for release on May 6, 2016.