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Captain America: Civil War: Scarlet Witch is the 'wild card,' says Elizabeth Olsen

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It looks like Black Panther isn’t the only mystery of Captain America: Civil War. While promoting her performance in I Saw the Light at the Toronto International Film Festival, Elizabeth Olsen teased her return as the film’s “wild card,” Scarlet Witch.

“She’s doing alright,” she told MTV News. “She’s confused, she’s conflicted. She’s found some people she thinks she connects with, but she’s doing alright. They released images of Team Cap and Team Iron Man. She wasn’t there. She’s always the wild card. I like being the wild card.”

Olsen is referring to concept art unveiled by Jeremy Renner on Twitter. The images depicted Black Panther, Black Widow, Vision, and War Machine siding with Iron Man, while Falcon, Hawkeye, Ant-Man, The Winter Soldier, and Emily VanCamp’s Sharon Carter stood with Captain America.

The jury’s still out on Wanda. The telekinetic and mind-manipulating “enhanced” became a member of the New Avengers, but given her mistrust of Tony Stark in Age of Ultron, might she turn against him this time, too? 

At the very least, we can anticipate some new tricks from Scarlet Witch when Civil War breaks out on May 6, 2016. We got a preview when she levitated herself down into the hanger at the end of the Avengers sequel.

“It’s not a new hand technique, per se,” Olsen said. “We’re trying to grow her movement as a whole… [trained dancer] Jenny [White] and I have great pride in trying to make this a huge transformation — the next time we see her — of her abilities.”

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