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Press: ‘I don’t want superhero films to rip up my indie roots’

 

EVENING STANDARD – Wind River actress Elizabeth Olsen has built up her reputation working on a string of acclaimed indie films.

 

But the star is worried that becoming too much of a household name could make her on-screen characters less believable.

 

The 29-year-old even said she had to think twice about joining the cast of the blockbuster Avengers movies as Scarlet Witch.

 

She told A List: “I did and I still do [have concerns]. I still think, ‘Uh! Who would I have worked with if I hadn’t done a superhero movie?’

 

“And then you’re like, ‘Ah forget it’. It’s a woulda shoulda coulda kind of thing.

 

“I did think about [the difference] because it’s an association — an image thing — and you still want to be taken seriously for other kinds of story-telling.

 

“You also don’t want to get bigger than your characters ever — there are some actors that are hard to watch because you think of them as [a famous character]… and so you’re like, ‘I can’t think of you as this person who’s a janitor…’ ”
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Gallery/Video: Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany Appears on Lorraine TV Show (London)

 
 

 

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Videos: Interviews at “Avengers: Infinity War” UK Fan Event

The group is in the beginning of this one and then Elizabeth’s interview is at 5:50.

 


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Press: Avengers: Infinity War Set Visit – Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany Interview

 

SCREEN RANT – Avengers: Infinity War picks up its character story arcs and team dynamics from where Captain America: Civil War left most of its Avengers, disassembled, but not everyone had a break up, so to speak. Vision and Wanda Maximoff a.k.a. Scarlet Witch have since become romantically involved, as the odd pair were in Marvel Comics, and that poses some interesting challenges for the two heroes given that one of them was brought to life with an Infinity Stone that the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s greatest villain is after.

 

What happens when Thanos and his army seeks out the Mind Gem that’s keeping Vision alive? Does Vision even need it anymore? Can Wanda’s powers (which also derive from that Infinity Stone) be used to keep Vision alive instead?

 

We traveled to Pinewood Atlanta Studios in June 2017 to visit the set of Avengers: Infinity War and spent a day chatting with cast and crew, including Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen. At the time, secrecy was at a maximum but unofficial set photos from earlier during principal photography revealed the pair together, romantically, and Vision embracing more of a human look. We began by asking about the sequence we saw being shot that day, where Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his team land in Wakanda, seeking assistance and bringing them a warning of what’s coming.

 

In this scene, you guys get off the quinjet, Vision seems a bit hurt. What happened to Vision?

Paul Bettany: Oh, I just had some really bad brain freeze. … I had a really bad, I got a curry on the plane. … I got skewered.

Elizabeth Olsen: In front of a kabob shop.

Paul Bettany: In front of a kabob shop, which is ironic. … And these bad guys are trying to get the stone out of my head and so Wanda and I fought them off and then we’ve ended up here for surgery.

Elizabeth Olsen: Yes, we’re trying to. … I always get confused on how much we can talk about. … Like are we allowed to explain what we try and do in Shuri’s lab? [Publicist: “No”] No, okay. So forget that bit.

Paul Bettany: I gotta get fixed up.

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Gallery: Some Additions to Photoshoots & Avenger Posters

Another two portraits of Elizabeth from Avengers Age of Ultron from 2015 have turned up – or rather the same picture, one is untouched and the other isn’t. She looks flawless in both!

 


 

 

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Press: Elizabeth Olsen Calls Out Empire Magazine for Photoshopping Her Face on Cover

Olsen appears alongside her “Avengers: Infinity War” co-stars on the latest Empire cover, although you’ll most likely have trouble recognizing her.

 

 

INDIEWIRE – UPDATE (March 22): Empire has given the following statement to Newsweek: “Empire magazine did not make any alteration to the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ artwork supplied to them by Disney and Marvel Studios, that appears on the May 2018 cover.”

 

Earlier: Elizabeth Olsen has a question to ask Empire Magazine: “Does this look like me?” The actress appears alongside her “Avengers: Infinity War” co-stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Danai Gurira, and Dave Bautista on one of the publication’s new covers, but her face appears so photoshopped that you might not even recognize Olsen as her character Scarlet Witch. Olsen took to Instagram to call out the publication.

 

The image is found on one of six new Empire covers celebrating the release of the Marvel tentpole and a decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Olsen reprises her role as Scarlet Witch, which she first played back in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The character is expected to be a major presence in “Infinity War” given her relationship with Vision, who is in possession of the Mind Stone. Thanos will no doubt be targeting Vision and Scarlet Witch.

 

The actress was hardly the only one who noticed Empire’s egregious photoshopping. Fans took to social media in shock and confusion over the cover. IndieWire has reached out to Olsen’s representatives for comment.

 

Nonetheless I’ve loaded the Empire scans into the gallery!

 

 

 

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Press: “Avengers: Infinity War” Trailer Assembles Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes

 

CNN – Marvel’s Avengers have taken on aliens, robots and even each other. If the latest trailer for the Disney studio’s new superhero movie is any indication of what’s next, they are about to take on their greatest foe yet: Thanos.

 

The imposing (and quite purple) space villain flexes his muscles in film’s new trailer, which premiered on Friday morning. The preview includes your standard Marvel comic book action mixed with comedy, but Thanos’ looming presence sets the scene what what appears to be a major battle on the horizon.
 

“The entire time I knew him he only ever had one goal: To wipe out half the universe,” Zoe Saldana’s Gamora is heard saying in the trailer. “If gets all the Infinity Stones, he can do it with the snap of his fingers. Just like that.”

 

“Tell me his name again,” Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man asks.

 

Gamora responds in a whisper, “Thanos.”

 

The two-minute trailer, which has racked up close to a million views on YouTube in less than three hours, features nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes the crew in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

A bearded Captain America is seen taking on Thanos in hand-to-hand combat, Spider-Man is swinging through debris, and Thor finds his head nearly being crushed by the villain. The glimpses of our heroes in peril led some fans online to fear that some Marvel characters may not make it out of alive.

 
Marvel Studios’ latest hero, Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, is featured prominently in the new trailer.

 
“Black Panther” has been one of Marvel’s biggest and most critically acclaimed hits since it opened last month. The film, which is the first Marvel project directed by an African-American, broke records on its opening weekend at the box office and has made more than $1.1 billion worldwide.

 

“Avengers: Infinity War” looks to be the one of the biggest films Marvel has ever produced, which is saying something since the brand has had 18 straight number one openings and has grossed more than $14.5 billion globally.

 
“Avengers: Infinity War” hits theaters on April 27..