Friday, March 27, 2015

Whedon Says 'No More Hexes' for Scarlet Witch

Today, CBR Trailers posted a new short with Avengers: Age of Ultron director, Joss Whedon, talking about his two new featured characters, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. In it, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch) talk briefly about their characters and how they relate to each other. There are some spoilers regarding the twins' roles in moving the plot forward, so viewer beware.

During his interview, Whedon confirms that Scarlet Witch's powers do not use hexes that bend reality to her will. Rather, she will be using telekinesis and some sort of fear-based psi power. Could this be an adjustment to the universe altering power Wanda Maximoff has in the comic book universe so that one hero isn't completely overpowered, eventually making Thanos that much more of a threat? Will the coming Civil War be sparked by fears brought out by Scarlet Witch? And, the big question, where do their powers come from? Are they magical (hellooooooo Dr. Strange!) or derived from an alien race, such as the Kree (hellooooooo Inhumans!) Only Whedon and the MCU powers that be can provide answers. Certainly, you won't be seeing completely world altering consequences from three whispered words in the MCU, thankfully. At least, not from the Scarlet Witch.


-David Berck

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