Avengers: Endgame co-writer Stephen McFeely explained why the filmmakers opted to have Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch vanish in the blip after original drafts had her survive.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War stunned audiences by concluding with Thanos erasing half of the population in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch. However, early drafts for Avengers: Endgame had Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch survive the Mad Titan’s decimation before the creative team changed course.
During an interview with CinemaBlend, Avengers: Endgame co-writer Stephen McFeely addressed the decision to cut Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch from the line-up of surviving Infinity War heroes. While describing a cut scene involving The Vision’s dead body, McFeely noted that Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch didn’t have any story material for Endgame that matched her arc in Infinity War:
“We had a moment where [Scarlet Witch] looked at his body in a drawer, and it was mainly just maudlin. It was also frankly from a draft where she hadn’t been blipped. Because we had a draft where she survived and was a character in Endgame. The problem was she’d gotten so much mileage and story in the first movie that she didn’t really have anything that equaled that in the second. So it was a step down.”
Elizabeth Olsen will reprise her role as Scarlet Witch in Marvel Studios and Disney Plus’ WandaVision. The series will co-star Paul Bettany as The Vision and leads directly into the feature film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, in which Elizabeth Olsen will also appear as Scarlet Witch.
Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe