We all know that Avengers: Infinity War is going to be insane, but all of that insanity isn’t going to mean much if we don’t care about the fates of the people involved. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has done a good job of making us empathize with these super-powered godlings, but one relationship is going to really help everything hit a little bit harder. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany recently spoke at a fan event (via We Got This Covered), and Olsen talked about how Wanda and Vision’s relationship puts a human face on something as big as the end of the universe.
“It was my favorite arc, thus far, playing the character. It was really nice to get to work with Paul and it was really nice to explore this dynamic of a relationship before utter chaos. It adds a more human stake, element, because it’s hard to just have the stakes of saving the universe. It’s a lot more tangible to have the stakes of trying to be with a partner.”
Bettany agreed that while none of us are superheroes like the Avengers are, we’ve all loved someone and were willing to do whatever it took to keep them safe.
“I think it’s a nice way in for an audience. Not many people have been a Norse God, but a lot of people have fallen in love, you know what I mean? So I think it’s a nice way in, a human way in, with a witch and an artificial [being].”
Whether or not Vision and Scarlet Witch make it out of Infinity War alive has yet to be seen, but Wanda is a terrifying force. We don’t actually know what she’s capable of, and she’s only been growing in power since we first saw her in full force in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She’s absolutely someone who should be on the front lines.
Summary: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie. It will be released on April 27th.