Wildly successful since it’s conception with the release of 2008’s IRON MAN, Marvel Studios and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have had a bevy of new and exciting comic book characters and properties at their disposal, but one that has eluded them for quite some time is also one of the most popular: The X-Men. The group of mutants and mutants in general has been something that Marvel Studios has been unable to do, the closest being the introduction of Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch, introduced in Avengers: Age of Ultron and shown as having gotten their abilities from the Mind Stone rather than possessing a Mutant Gene, as they are originally Mutants in the comics.
Elizabeth Olsen, the actress who plays the Scarlet Witch and a key player in Avengers: Infinity War, recently spoke to Metro.co.uk about her character and what direction she would like to go in the future. Her response was that she wished a very famous Marvel Comics Story arc to be the basis for her own stand-alone film:
‘I would love to [do a standalone], and I would love it to be House Of M, which is a comic book series of The Vision and Scarlet Witch having a make-believe family, She [Wanda] believes she has twin children – she alters her own reality to believe that, but really she has a miscarriage and Vision goes along with it. ‘Then they [Vision and her family] have to tell her that she was make-believing the entire time, and she has a very traumatic experience and screams, and kills all the mutants – but that’s an X-Men story so we’d have to adjust the ending.’
Seeing the House of M storyline become adapted into a Scarlet Witch solo film would be interesting and new ground for Marvel, showing a new side of Wanda’s personality (and power-set) that we haven’t fully seen yet in the films, although it certainly is something that has been hinted at. While creative liberties may have to be taken due to a lack of owning the property that is the X-Men and The Mutants, that could possibly change with early rumors in 2017 of a Disney-Fox Purchase. Although all of that remains uncertain, you can still watch Scarlet Witch and Vision continue to develop in Avengers: Infinity War.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27th, 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War – Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.