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What Happened To Scarlet Witch's Accent In 'Infinity War'?

By Jodi Smith | Industry | May 7, 2018 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | May 7, 2018 |


Eleven years days ago, give or take, Avengers Infinity War was released, decimating the box office — and our hearts. Since nearly everyone in the world with access to such things has seen the flick, it makes sense that the internet is full of speculation.

You wouldn’t want to be left out in the dark, would you? NOPE. So I’ve got a few of the questions and half-answers gathered for you.


What happened to Scarlet Witch’s accent?

Honestly, I didn’t even realize she had lost her accent while watching IW. However, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda did not have an accent of any kind in the movie. Why? Where did it go? According to an interview with Joe and Anthony Russo on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, we have Black Widow to thank for that:

“One is you’ll notice at the beginning of Civil War that Black Widow is training her to be a spy, and two is she’s been on the run, and one of the most distinguishing characteristics that she has is her accent. So if you’re gonna try to disguise yourself or hide yourself or not be caught, you’re going to try to limit those trigger warnings that would make it easy for someone to identify you, which would be inclusive of her accent.” h/t Collider

I WILL ALLOW IT. Moving on.

So why are there scenes in the trailers with Hulk fighting but no HULK SMASH in the movie? ARE YOU LYING IN THE TRAILERS, MARVEL?

The short answer is YES. MARVEL ARE LYING LIARS WHO LIE to keep their secrets. The Russo Brothers (who sit on a throne of lies held together by the tears of their fans) explained at a Smithsonian event that they had Hulk in the trailers instead of Banner in the Hulkbuster suit to toy with us. I suppose it worked since I kept waiting for Hulk to emerge from Banner during some point of the conflict.

Their reasoning was that Hulk was the hero and Banner was the whiny vessel that carried the green rage monster from place to place. By taking Hulk off of the roster, Banner got a chance to shine and be an Avenger without his alter ego. Well played. FOR LIARS.

They are never going to tell us the title of the fourth Avengers movie. I would not be surprised if we all had to tell the theaters “One for Avengers 4 please,” before sitting in the theater and seeing the title for the first time on the screen.

In an interview with UPROXX’s Mike Ryan, the Russo Brothers dropped infuriating clues for insane fans. Clues like the name of the next Avengers flick was not spoken in IW. Even more vexing is this final clue from Anthony:

“It’s certainly grounded in the narrative that we have been following throughout the MCU - very well grounded…”

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN??? Infinity War: REALISM? Infinity War: Bubbles Are Thanos’ Totem? Infinity War: Thanos Wakes Up Next To Bob Newhart? Infinity War: Suprise Birthday Party? Infinity War: It Was All Taking Place In A Snowglobe?

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.