Elizabeth Olsen Would Like To See Scarlet Witch's Outfit Altered

Daniel Fowler
May 3, 2018

As People details, Elizabeth Olsen said she wishes that the corset she wears as Scarlet Witch in the Avengers series didn't accentuate her cleavage as much as it does.

"It would just not be a cleavage corset". I like corsets, but I'd like it to be higher. 'Everyone has these things that cover them - Tessa Thompson does, Scarlett does.

In a recent interview with Elle, Olsen, who plays Scarlet Witch in the film, reflected on her get-up for the "Avengers" films, suggesting that she wouldn't mind a more modest version of her costume and saying, "I would like to cover up a bit". She notes that other females in the series have costumes that cover them up more thoroughly, and she says that the fact that her character's costume hasn't evolved has become a constant joke to her. The actress called Wanda's "leotard-and-a-headband" look in the Marvel comics "so horrible" and commended the Marvel film team for not going with that option on the big screen. "So at least they know that's not cool".

Superhero franchises have been accused of objectifying women's bodies: From Halle Berry's "Catwoman" costume to Gal Gadot's "Wonder Woman" getup, it's clear that having a hot body and showing it off is part of the whole gig - something Olsen is not entirely comfortable with.

George Clooney feels your pain, Elizabeth Olsen.

Scarlet Witch - a character who possesses the ability to alter reality - was introduced in the X-Men comics in 1964, and has appeared in various Marvel releases ever since.

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Still, she praised the MCU for sticking to their "iconic" vision for the cast's costumes, that continued to draw inspiration from the OG comics that championed powerful women.

No, Elizabeth Olsen has a bone to pick with the look Scarlet Witch rocks, and it is one fans can not fault her for.

Now, if you remember, Scarlet Witch actually wore a skirt in Age of Ultron and switched to pants in Civil War, but that's not what she has an issue with.

The actress - and sister of the Olsen Twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley - revealed recently she'd like to "explore" the back story of her character. "I think that's the goal with the costumes, and it's not representing the average woman".

Finally, this is the costume that Scarlet Witch is now wearing in the comics.

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