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We want a Scarlet Witch film, and so does Elizabeth Olsen!

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Apr 14, 2018

It's been hard enough waiting ten years so far, plus one to go, for a female superhero stand-alone film in the MCU, and next year's Captain Marvel film can't come soon enough for us. (326 days til Captain Marvel, not that we're counting, we are counting.)

So the report earlier this month that Elizabeth Olsen was either not interested in a solo Scarlet Witch film (or had so little hope of Marvel making one) that she would say something like, "I'm happy I'm still around and they still use me," was a major let-down for those of us who want much more from the Marvel Cinematic Universe than supporting roles for it's fantastic female heroes. 

(Of course, news this past January that Marvel had secured Jac Schaeffer to begin work on a lonnnng-awaited Black Widow script was encouraging, but after an eleven year drought, we need all the films we can get.)

However, in further excellent news, it seems that Olsen may have finally caught the fever of her fans, and she herself is now claiming her own right to a film. In a recent interview with Metro.co.uk, she asserted that she absolutely would love to give Scarlet Witch her due. 

"I would love to," she said, "I'd love it to be House of M, which is The Vision and Scarlet Witch having a make-believe family, when she believes that she has twin children. She alters her own reality to believe that to be true, when really she had a miscarriage. And he [Vision] goes along with it [the fantasy] and then they have to tell her that she was make-believing this entire time, and she has a very traumatic experience, and screams, and kills all the mutants." Ok, Marvel, find a writer! But wait, as Olsen adds, "But that's an X-Men story, so we'd have to adjust the ending." True that. 

Now, while Olsen had, in the past, talked about joking with Paul Bettany about helming a Netflix show for their characters (showing them in some kind of domestic situation), the scenario she's now discussing is much more concrete, actually grounded in the comics, and not limiting the character's potential to just one format. Cast that spell, please. 

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