Clevver Movies sat down with the cast of Captain America: Civil War during the Team Captain America press conference to chat about their characters' growth and story arcs.
Co-director Joe Russo also discussed the Scarlet Witch and how her experiences in Civil War cause her to become more secure in herself. Most importantly, he confirmed that the Scarlet Witch will make an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1:
"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."
Elizabeth Olsen is a phenomenal actress who has brought complex layers to the character. The Scarlet Witch is easily one of my favorite superheroes in the Marvel Universe, as she is also the most interesting.
I am looking forward to seeing how her character changes and morphs over time in Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1, which hits theaters in May, 2018.