3. Captain America: Civil War
While Avengers: Age of Ultron might have been the film that introduced Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, it wasn’t really until Captain America: Civil War that we got to truly explore the complexities of Wanda’s emotions and powers.
Wanda’s development in this film laid the foundation for her relationship with Vision, which would become a major focus in later projects. Olsen portrayed Wanda’s fear, grief, and anger so brilliantly, making her journey all the more moving.
One of the standout scenes for Olsen was when Wanda accidentally caused an explosion that killed innocent people. Olsen conveyed Wanda’s shock and horror in a way that was truly heartbreaking. This moment helped to solidify Wanda’s desire to protect people and her willingness to make difficult sacrifices.
Additionally, Olsen’s chemistry with Paul Bettany, who plays Vision, was stunning from the moment they shared the screen. Olsen and Bettany’s performances together created a sense of tender vulnerability between the characters that would become a cornerstone of their relationship.
Captain America: Civil War provided a strong foundation for Wanda’s emotional journey and relationship with Vision. Olsen’s portrayal of Wanda’s complexity and vulnerability made her a compelling and empathetic character and laid the groundwork for some of the most powerful moments that would come for the character.