Elizabeth Olsen talks about what her Scarlet Witch costume will (and won't) look like

Wanda Maximoff has always had quite a costume, even by comic standards. So how much of it will be making it to the big screen?

If you were hoping for a literal interpretation of Scarlet Witch's costume, you're probably out of luck. While Marvel has done some really stunning work of making a near-seamless transition with Captain America, Thor and Iron Man (seriously, he looks like he leaped right off the comic page), Wanda is probably going to be a different story.

Elizabeth Olsen, who'll be taking on the role of Scarlet Witch, revealed a bit of what we can expect.

We’ve done some costume stuff, yeah! My favourite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I’m wearing. There’s a hood, and a robe – it protects the image! I don’t think Joss ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those outfits; 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. Well, 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!

In fairness, she is a superhero. But, if we're being honest, there's never been a version of her costume in comics that wouldn't be a glaring eyesore in real life. Seriously, it's a lot of red on red. Nobody dresses like that in the real world. Well, no one whose superpower isn't super tackiness, anyway.

That said, we hope they don't wind up toning it down too much. She's still the Scarlet Witch! And anyway, her costume is the least of Whedon's worries. The fact that Wanda's got reality-warping chaos magic as her power seems like a much more challenging thing to translate to the big screen.

(via Comic Book Movie)

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