Francavilla’s Capt. has some Ron Swanson vibe.
Are we all going to glaze over Elizabeth Olsen’s fetishisation of mental health in her interviews about her playing Scarlet Witch?
For example: “She’s nuts, she’s crazy,” says Olsen of her character. “She has more things wrong with her than any character I’ve ever played,”
The way she talks about Scarlet Witch is as if she’s so excited to play such a psychologically unstable character and how fun that will be to pretend that she’s mentally unwell.
I just find it really problematic. Especially seeing as Scarlet Witch has had a long run with being a perfectly sound member of the Avengers/Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and yet Joss is choosing to focus on this as the entry for one of the few females in the story arc…
Joss really does love his “beautiful and powerful but vulnerable and mentally unstable ladies” so I don’t know why I hoped this would be any different (even though wanda spent years training and dealing with her trauma and becoming a leader and it would be way better for any adaptation of her to be throwing tony massive amounts of shade and thrashing gods).
and every time I see that quote from Olsen, I’m afraid my eyes are going to roll all the way back into my head and my optic nerves will just snap. a mentally ill character should not equal ‘fun’. it’s not fun. fuck that shit.
You’re not the only one. Everytime I see that quote or someone excited about that quote because it means she’s doing research on the character, I want to punch someone. Honestly I love House of M. I love the idea of a mentally ill character that is fighting to be a hero and whether or not they’re succeeding, still trying. But they’re not going to do it in a positive light. Because for Joss Whedon “Beautiful and powerful but vulnerable and mentally unstable ladies” is his version of the manic pixie dream girl.
Related MCU commentary: if Olsen thinks Wanda is crazy then bad luck whom will play as Hank Pym. Now THAT’S a crazy dude/character.
Thor likes lattes
Forgot to add this:
Thor likes lattes
David Aja being the best.