I am not terribly easy to please when it comes to real-world interpretations of superheroes that I have followed since I was a kid. Then again, I also understand that costume designers have quite a balancing act to maintain.
Sometimes, they cannot be too literal, because it would mean spandex, and virtually no one looks good in spandex.
So some degree of creative license has to be taken.
Then again, fans also don’t want their heroes to look drastically different than what they remember.
So, on one hand you have the recent interpretations of the Flash and Quicksilver (from “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), neither of which I found particularly inspired.
So I placed my hopes in Marvel Studios, and their interpretation of the character from the upcoming “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Seeing some of the pictures that have come in, now I am not so sure. The actual photos will definitely look different, when lit properly, but I am not too crazy about it so far.
Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, fares better. She doesn’t look anything like the comic character, though there’s no way that it would translate to the screen.
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