Elizabeth Olsen and Scarlett Johansson have appeared in many MCU movies together, although they haven’t shared much screen time. Here are all classified movies.
that of Scarlett Johansson Black Widow and Elizabeth Olsen Scarlet witch has appeared in many MCU movies together, and here’s how their releases rank. Johansson joined the MCU as Natasha Romanoff from the 2010s Iron man 2, and the character went from “hyper-sexualized” – as the actress herself would later declare – from a feast for the eyes to a fully fleshed out superhero. Johansson was able to explore Natasha’s full emotional range and said goodbye to the role after 2021 Black Widow. Sadly, the release of his final outing would later be overshadowed by the resulting controversy over his lawsuit against Disney and their response.
Elizabeth Olsen has had a somewhat similar journey with her MCU outings. The character has been sidelined somewhat in previous appearances, but in recent years – and especially after his Disney + series. WandaVision – Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch has gradually grown into one of the franchise’s most unique and layered heroes.
Sadly, Johansson and Olsen haven’t shared a lot of screen time in their MCU movies, despite both appearing in several of the same entries.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Joss whedon Avengers: Age of Ultron properly presented Wanda and her hapless brother Pietro, in addition to new villain Ultron, Paul Bettany’s Vision, the seeds of an ideological clash between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers and much more. For this reason, Age of Ultron feels overloaded and often gives in under the weight of so many stories. This served as a good introduction to Wanda, although it was criticized for Natasha’s sudden love affair with Bruce Banner and in particular her “monster” line.
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War had more elements to juggle than Age of Ultron, including making Thanos the primary threat – and technically, the protagonist – when nearly every major MCU superhero has played a role. The love story between Scarlet Witch and Vision was at its heart – Olsen often stealing the show – and it features some of the MCU’s most iconic moments to date.
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
The Russos’ second MCU outing looked like Avengers 2.5 in many ways, though like the story of Wanda / Grounded Vision Infinity war, Cap and Bucky’s friendship held all other stories together. Olsen and Johansson don’t have much to do with this entry, but even then they make an impression.
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
End of Game was the MCU’s decade-long cumulative, and aside from being loaded with Easter eggs and callbacks, it manages to wrap up many of the franchise’s major storylines up to this point. It’s an impressive narrative balancing act and results in lots of sets, character beats and shock deaths. Olsen’s Scarlet Witch only really appeared during this outing, although Natasha plays a major role in the story and its outcome.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is arguably the best full stop movie in the MCU, being a character-driven blockbuster that mixes action with an exciting plot plot. The events of the sequel had major ramifications in the series, including the dismantling of SHIELD and the introduction of Bucky as the titular assassin, while the film is one of the more standalone entries in the MCU. It’s also the outing that really tied Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow to Steve, although Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch only made a small appearance during the credits.
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