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Elizabeth Olsen wishes Scarlet Witch's Avengers: Infinity War costume was different

Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch, one half of Marvel Comics' ultra-powerful Maximoff siblings, has stood side by side with a number of capable female players like Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, Danai Gurira's Okoye, Letitia Wright's Shuri, Zoe Saldana's Gamora, Karen Gillan's Nebula, and Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne (a.k.a The Wasp), among many others. So why is she the only one whose costume is still pretty sexualized?

Chatting with Elle, Olsen revealed that she wishes Scarlet Witch's Avengers: Infinity War suit was different, and that she would prefer to adjust it. The actress was candid in admitting that the neckline of her character's superhero suit makes her uncomfortable, as it's too low and exposes her cleavage more than she would like.

"[The costume] 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. I would like to cover up a bit," said Olsen. "It's funny because sometimes I look around and I'm just like — wow, I'm the only one who has cleavage, and that's a constant joke because they haven't really evolved my superhero costume that much. But then you look at where it started in the comic books and it was a leotard and a headband so ... oh, it's horrible, it's so horrible."

Female superheroes have sported all kinds of gravity-defying, mind-boggling, safety-jeopardizing costume designs in the past, and while Olsen expressed that she understands the suits are meant to represent classic comic images, she hopes things will change in the future. "At least they know that's not cool. But then they made Wonder Woman, you know? And that's what she's in. I think of the costumes and what we have to wear — it's more about iconic images, because that's what these movies are," the actress stated. "I think that's the goal with the costumes, and it's not representing the average woman."

Barring the tweaks she'd make to her Infinity War ensemble, Olsen is completely satisfied working with Marvel, as the studio's superhero films are getting inclusivity right. She said later in her interview with Elle, "That's why I like working with Marvel, because it's almost like they're not trying to slap anyone over the head with it, but they recognize that they have such a huge platform, and they're using it to be as inclusive as they can with their storylines and representing the world. That's why [Black] Panther felt like such a huge thing in culture, and they're aware of it, and their goal is to not make the same stories that have happened over and over and over again. I think that's why the movies continue to be successful from a story and tone point of view."

Now that Olsen has openly divulged her feelings about Scarlet Witch's suit, perhaps the bigwigs at Marvel Studios and the creatives in its movie costuming department will make some changes moving forward — when and if the character returns for future Marvel Cinematic Universe installments.