As we steamroll towards Captain America: Civil War which hits Irish Cinemas on April 28th, and the US on May 6th speculation continues to run rampant as to how it will change the MCU. A lot of people think it will be a major death that will shake it up, and people are trying to figure out who it might be.
War Machine is a name that has been thrown around a good bit thanks to the trailer, which sees Tony cradling him after he is knocked out of the sky, although we highly doubt Marvel would give away a death like that in a trailer. Another name that has been thrown around is Elizabeth Olsen’s character Scarlet Witch. With her brother Quicksilver meeting his demise in Age of Ultron many there are those who think that Scarlett Witch may be next. For anyone that may be worried about this (we certainly are) you have nothing to fear. Scarlet Witch will return in Infinity Wars.
Recently co-director Joe Russo spoke about Scarlet Witch’s character, her part in Civil War and how the character is growing and coming to grips with her powers. He also confirmed that she will be in Avengers: Infinity Wars. No cause for panic, the character won’t meet her demise in the next Captain America movie, check out what Jo had to say below.
“She is on a growth arc, and it is part of her development. It is very tricky with powerful characters, because unless they have an internal struggle or a flaw that limits them then they do become limitless, and the storytelling becomes muddled and not very interesting. You know she could’ve stopped that fight at the airport in 5 seconds if she were at the peak of her powers, so it really has to do her character specifically going on a journey to understand what the limits of her powers are. She makes a mistake very early in the movie that sets her back, and we’ll get to see where she goes in Infinity War.”
We for one are glad the character won’t be killed off, there is plenty more for her to offer and bring to the MCU. Plus, her story arch is only developing, as is the arch of the Vision, we hope one day that Marvel will intertwine them and give nod to the comic books, where Scarlett Witch and the Vision are married, although considering they are on opposite sides in Civil War, with the Vision siding with Iron Man and Scarlet Witch siding with good ol Cap, it might be quite a while before we see a similar relationship to the comics, if it happens at all.
How do you guys feel about Scarlet Witch not being killed off in Civil War? Are you as relieved as we are? Let us know.
Captain America: Civil War hits cinemas April 28th and Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 hits cinemas on May 4th, 2018