Joss Whedon Hints At Scarlet Witch Costume in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

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After the first X-Men film helped bring live-action comic book movies to the mainstream with its infamous black leather outfits, it was Spider-Man and its record-breaking box office performance the following year that proved that modern audiences could accept and embrace the colorful superhero costumes from Marvel Comics.

Marvel Studios launched their franchise with its first self-financed film in Iron Man, featuring faithful adaptations of the original and modern armors from the books, and each character introduced in Marvel films since has been similarly adapted closely to the colorful source material as well, from Loki’s green outfit and horned helmet, to Captain America’s red, white and blue uniform, shield in tow. The Avengers on screen look pretty darn close to The Avengers on the page, but for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, we may start to see some deviations.

As fans following the development of Fox’s and Disney’s upcoming and ambitious projects know, the brother-sister act of Pietro and Wanda Maximoff aka Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have become an item of late. Joss Whedon has written the pair into his Age of Ultron script, and at the same time, at least one of them (Quicksilver) is included in the story of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Evan Peters is playing Quicksilver for Fox’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and on stage at Comic-Con over the weekend he and director Bryan Singer described his costume as something from the ’70s, confirming that his character’s story is with Michael Fassbender’s younger Magneto (Quicksilver’s father).

For the modern-set Avengers sequel, where superheroes will once again suit up in their expected duds, the costumes for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch – arguably the most extreme of the team – will be altered significantly for the film, especially for Scarlet Witch:

Scarlet Witch Surrender Marvel Comics Joss Whedon Hints At Scarlet Witch Costume in Avengers: Age of Ultron

The above image is the classic Scarlet Witch design, but the overly busty and revealing outfit – and red hair piece – won’t make the cut in the live-action version. Whedon tells Nerdist to expect a homage to the headgear but much like the costumes of the first Avengers film, whatever Wanda ends up wearing will be much more grounded in reality and likely will be something a little closer to her simpler Ultimates outfit (top of article) of leather pants and strapless tank top.

“She might wear a headband or something that might echo it. The guys at Marvel, the conceptual artists, are phenomenal, and they are so good at taking the essence of what works and interpreting it for the actual human body, and when they paint something you can not only tell how it’s gonna work on a person, you can even tell what fabric it’ll be. They are very specific, very talented. So I’m excited to see the designs. Obviously we want to echo the look that people know, but there’s the classic look and the Ultimates look, but you have to do it in a way that will work. But it can’t be too old school… she can’t wear a leotard.”

Hawkeye’s costume is significantly different than his traditional purple outfit, but closely matches his Ultimates uniform, and we expect a similar adaptation for Scarlet Witch. Early rumors pointed towards Marvel Studios and Whedon using Saoirse Ronan as a model for their take on the Scarlet Witch character, who may be of British decent for the film.

What will Quicksilver (possibly played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) wear? Will Bryan Singer have his own Scarlet Witch in Days of Future Past?


Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. They’ll keep the headgear and maybe her cape, I’d think. I’m more curious to see what Quicksilver will look like. Probably a Hawkeye-ish look.

    • I doubt they’ll keep the cape, since Marvel movies so far have not established it as a typical superhero attire element. They’ll probably make it so that Thor stays the only member of the team wearing one, since he’s the only character so far (things are going to change with Doctor Strange) who can legitimately rock a cape on account of his inherent “otherness” and connection to Medieval lore, which both validate the fact that he has no need to conform to current Earth fashion standards.

      • While I agree with you……..

        Thor (Loki) has been the only Super to wear it in the books that has been in film so there is nothing established except if you have a cape in the books you have it in film.

        Witches as a norm dont have capes however they are usually garbed in ‘wide’ flowing ratty dresses and or shawls. That could be confused for a cape.

        It would be nice to see the headband, with a mini cape/shawl type thing (dont know what they are called not to into fashion) over her shoulders in red Daredevil (movie) leather.

        Ok the leather thing was just my male side talking.

        • Yeah I can definitely see them using not like a full blown cloak but a cape over one shoulder like Captain Marvel or Ezio

  2. I have always thought it would be neat that during the moment that one day uses her hex powers that her costume forms out of energy like an aura around her maybe the headband forms for her cape forms in more about reminiscent of the movie spawn cape and then goes away once the magic is over, why can’t there be both- both realism and “magic” when the magic happens

    • Love that idea! That would be amazing if that happens.
      Marvel is going to have to shy away from this realism crap once the Doctor Strange movie comes out… or they can just do some terrible thing where his magic is described by technology. (I pray this is not the case)

    • It may be similar to how Loki’s “battle” attire appear and disappear at will during the Berlin scene with Cap. I feel like that would be a pretty decent approach to stay somewhat true to the source material and evolve it for the big screen.

  3. Wow….who does the casting? Its obvious their not Marvel or Avengers fans. Saoirse Ronan is 19…Aaron Taylor-Johnson is 23,The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are mid-30′s. In the new X MEN movie when they travel back to the past I could see them using this particular actor & actress, but not in a present day Avengers movie. By the way, the Witch was married to the Vision, and she wasn’t 19….lol

    • Thank you for you assessment. It’s not Its. They’re not Their.

      Also, it’s been made clear that this Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are going to be somewhat different from the source material in this movie (which by the way, tends to occur a lot in adaptations. Stick to the comics if you don’t like it).

      They can’t be mutants or related to Magneto. Fox owns that. I don’t care if they are young or old as long as they interesting, exciting and well acted additions to the MCU.

      • +1

      • Man I hope you are wrong in the sense that they dont give some made up movie reason for who they are.

        Keep their origins as a ‘secret’ and let Xmen DOFP play out to see if there is a way to (on occasion) mesh the two.

        I mean cause if you think about it if Xmen DOFP can clear up the Xmen mess why cant it also mesh Marvel/Sony/Fox? :D

        Fanboi DNA just kicking in…… ;)

        • Not gonna work.. Never gonna “mesh” with FOX, why do you think a Cross-over film has not been announced, and won’t be for a very long time…?

          They’re going to “butt-heads” with The Avengers at first (as Whedon has put it), they’re not going to be so secret after the film is over…

          • Well there has been talk of at least Sony and Marvel and I believe Sony and Fox.

            So why not? The one thing that motivates them all is money. A mesh would bring in tons of that.

            To say NOT going to happen is something that people have been eating crow over for a long time now.

            • First off, that was a building you are referring to and it wasn’t Marvel talking with Sony, it was the person making the skyline in the Avengers that liked the OsCorp building design and thought it would be a cool addition.

              Second Marvel is already making literally billions on their own so why would they potentially cut those profits in half when they are doing fine without a crossover?

              All a Fox/Marvel team-up would do is help lend credence to whatever Fox is doing with Marvel’s own property (something they want back but have no creative control over now). Why would you help someone KEEP your property longer?

              And last……if the whole Quicksilver thing has shown us anything it’s that the two are working against one another. Fox suddenly announces use QS a day after Marvel say they are using him? That was a BS jab at Marvel right there.

              Why are the two not getting along you might ask? That’s supposedly because Fox wanted an extension on their DareDevil movie script, Marvel said sure but in return we want the rights to Galactus and the SS back (seemed reasonable to me)…….Fox said no way, Marvel then said forget it so Fox lost DD due to riming and acted acted like a bunch of spoiled children because they didn’t get their way.

              • last paragraph, “….Fox lost DD due to TIMING….”

        • well, now, technically, ANY reason for being in a film is a “made up movie reason” is it not? i’m just sayin’ ;)

      • It’s your not you. You should have placed a period after the word “movie” and before the parentheses. You should have placed the word are after they and before interesting.

        My grammar sucks too at times. But, since you are going to play grammar Nazi with that other dude I figured you should be called out for your mistakes too.

        Feel free to correct my grammar/spelling. I’m not perfect.

        • my comment was at JB

      • Small correction here. It can’t be mentioned. But it can be that they are

    • They don’t have to be restricted to some age, and no actor has officially been announced. It makes sense to go younger with new members seeing how everyone else on the team is 30s and 40s.

    • What do you mean present day Avenger movie? Do you think the movies hold the same continuity of the comics, that if she’s that old now in the comics she would by default be that old in the movies? When Captain America was frozen, he wasn’t revived in the 21st century like in the movies. The modern day setting is the start of the heroes, it’s not like they have a dozen+ years of experience, they’re new to the scene… back when these two were new to the scene they weren’t even adults yet.

      And you’re getting worked up over rumored casting.

  4. Is Quicksilver being played by two different actors for both X-men: DOFP & Avengers 2? I wouldn’t think it will be the same guy. Id like for Quicksilver’s costume to atleast have a bolt on his. Wouldn’t hurt for Scarlett Witch to have a cape with headband. Maybe a pink waist-scarf thingy around her waist.

    • Yes to the two different actors.

  5. Speaking of casting….Eric Dane as Dr Strange!!! Take my word, you won’t regret it!!!

  6. They need a scarlet witch with a great rack..

    • Why is that relevent?

      • Oooooh, it’s very relevant!!!!

      • Cause its boobs.

        Yes im feeling very juvenile today, sue me.

      • that’s where her powers comes from. Sheesh lol

        • I thought everyone knew that a chick’s powers emanate from her breasts… and her vajayjay. Maybe the booty in Jennifer Lopez’s case.

    • Yay for rampant sexism!
      Yet another reason why nerd girls “friendzone” you guys.

      • Yay for a butt hurt feminist!

        • YAY!!!

        • Hip hip Hooray!

    • I nee a Scarlet Witch with a great rack…every men for himself!!!

  7. I forget her name but she played Huntress on Birds Of Prey. She looks like she’d be a good candidate for Scarlet Witch.

    • And one quick Google search later:

      Ashley Scott

  8. I just hope they jet black Saoirse Ronans hair.

  9. I suppose the costume will depend of whether they are on their own or are part of some other organization other than shield or loosely affiliated with said shield? Wasnt there a older post saying they could be part of british intel of something of that nature or did I hallucinate that? Then would think she be pretty straigh forward ala ultimate variant but perhaps “gears up” toward the third act which then sorta follow the exact same plot structure as avengers 1 when they “suit up” to go battle in New York.. Hope it’s a little more original than that. Thinking possibly Ultron defeats most of the avengers and they with perhaps one or two remaining members have to go rescue them. Ultron not being familiar with the duos powers give them a temporary edge.


    eh forgot it, no one is listening. Am I the only wimple lover in existence?

  11. What we dont need is more black costumes that copy batman. Hawkeye could have had a more original costume instead of looking like batman with a bow and arrow.

    • Was it really copying Batman, or was it just black?

    • Wait…

      Batman didn’t have sleeves?
      Batman didn’t have a cape?
      Batman had regular black pants on?
      Batman had an archery brace on his wrist?
      Batman didn’t have a cowl on?
      Batman had holsters and pockets all over his legs?
      Batman had a big ol’ silver zipper all up his front?
      Batman had dark red designs on his chest?

      I hope you get my point. But I WILL admit that Batman did have black on.

      • They however could have made the effort to make Hawkeye a bit more like his comic book counterpart by giving him a loin cloth and a scale mail shirt of some sort.

  12. Scarlet witch needs to be a mature volumptous woman, not some 19 year similar
    to kirsten dunst or emma stone who literally are still growing.

    • Kirsten Dunst is 31. Pretty sure she’s done growing.

      • But she was 20 in Spiderman, but for the timeline of the story that was appropriate.

        Same for Stone. Spiderman is young in these films, as are his love interests.

        What I’d like to see is the next “we have to keep the rights” reboot to have a more mature Spidey, about to propose to MJ.

        I want that shot with her in the wedding dress swinging on a web – stat.

        • I doubt they reboot Spiderman for a while. They have at least 4 planned and a Venom spin off. If they keep the same level of quality as the first Amazing SpiderMan then they’ll be able to milk it for a decade.

    • Emma Stone is like 25. Pretty sure she is also done growing.

  13. Oh no… it’s gonna be DIFFERENT!?!?


  14. Not sure if it’s just me but the images at the top of articles don’t seem to be appearing for me.

    Anyway, I trust what they do as far as costumes because you gotta admit, a lot of costume choices in the comics are a bit silly looking.

  15. I am not familiar with the source material, but that Scarlett Witch headpiece is really cool, so I do hope that appears at least in some subtle homage.

    Really, on the issue of classic costumes vs tone-down costumes, the the Avengers films really present a mix. The characters who have the brightly-colored costumes all have reasons for that, whilst everyone else (mostly the SHIELD personnel) basically wear the black leather. No one is running around in flashy spandex just because it’s a comic book adaption.

    • *Well, except Captain America. He probably doesn’t really need to wear that suit in the present day. But it’s awesome that he does, no complaint here.

      • Eh he kind of does have a reason for that…his role is to be a literal symbol. That’s how he started in the beginning, and that’s what his dual role was throuhgout and in Avengers – a leader literally and symbolicaly.

        The flashy, bright outfit that’s clearly visible in the heat of a battle serves that role pretty well. So there’s a purpose even for that too!

        • And plus he’s just F**king Captain People would blow a gasket if he didn’t have the patriotic costume.

  16. Too bad the world is not ready for the Ultimate Marvel cinematic universe. Stories are much better than the original ones.

  17. i feel like even the headgear is too old school.

  18. For Scarlet Witch’es costume, a fish-net bikini
    Would be the most pleasing togs for this wienie!~

  19. I am praying that they do not cast Saoirse Ronan as Wanda, she looks nothing like her, I am a girl & even I think Wanda should be played by a hot brunette, not a plain blonde.

  20. Quicksilver will wear a blue/silver jacket. I’ll put money on it.

  21. Leather clothes that look like something out of a trendy upscale chic club or a leather bar do not a good hero costume make. Let’s make out heroes look like heroes, and that means copy the early comics!

  22. if Michael Bay were making Avengers it would be Scarlet Witch in a tube top.

    • Bouncing on a trampoline.

  23. If Michael Bay was directing ‘The Avengers 2′, I think I will kill myself and lose all faith in humanity.

  24. I’m interested to see how this will work with the same character in two different cinematic universes. Really I’ve always felt like they make more sense in the X-men setting, but I guess a good case could be made either way.

  25. I could see her with a full length cloak and hood. Under that could either be something form fitting or something that flows. Maybe even something shear or lace with form fitting seen under. Frankly you see this in a lot of witch /vampire stuff nowadays. There is no reason Whedon should build off that popularity.
    She could even echo some of the costume design of Thor.
    Of course circumstances could intro her in a cape and then later have her in something form fitting for action.
    Either way she could become the latest HOT goth trend.
    God knows Whedon has plenty of witch/vampire stuff in his repertoire.

    • I could see the wimple if it was not so plain. I am thinking more ornamental jewelry tying her to an order of witches. It could also be something that is only worn during certain functions (not necessarily needed unless in Action mode). i.e. doesn’t wear it when eating Schwarma.