Howdy ladies and gents, time for some Marvel film news and today I deliver the first of three news stories I consider to be relevant to my life and everyone else who is a fan or at least curious about Marvel Studios’ upcoming films. So this first story focuses once again on Elizabeth Olsen in Avengers 2. The following info comes from superherohype:
“With production on the much-anticipated sequel already underway in Johannesburg, Avengers: Age of Ultron star Elizabeth Olsen spoke with Total Film (via Super Hero Movie News) about her Scarlet Witch costume, which she says will mark a departure from the traditional comic book design.
“I don’t think Joss ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those outfits,” she says. “I am not a professional athlete and nor am I a model. Wearing those costumes wouldn’t be fun for anyone who wasn’t those things. He already had a different idea. It respects and involves the comic book character, but it’s different. More rooted. It’s for someone today… If someone walked around wearing what she wore in the comics, people would stop and say, ‘What the hell… she thinks she’s a superhero!'”“
Well her comments and to be honest I think all of us who know of her original costume expected some kind of change in the live-action adaptation. Scarlet Witch’s costume (no matter how sexy some cosplayers make it look) could never work in a live action film, it is impractical and looks quite ridiculous regardless of whether she were a hero or villain. Some things need to change. It is why Captain America and Hawkeye have been reworked so much and they’ve turned out a lot better thanks to their modern film costumes. I think Whedon and the people at Marvel are smart, they will find a way to give Scarlet Witch a costume that has some similarities to the original but will be mostly new. I am still very interested to see how Olsen will portray this character, very excited, need 2015 now yo.