I know I'm not the only Tom Hiddleston fan who was absolutely delighted to find out about the rumor that Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are dating. Ever since Mary-Kate and Ashley got out of the acting game, Elizabeth has been my favorite Olsen, and that opinion was only solidified by her role as Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Sadly, Age of Ultron was missing the dramatic stylings of Hiddleston as Loki, but that's all the reason I need to look optimistically toward the future MCU films in which he will appear. Which just makes me wonder if Loki and Scarlet Witch will be in a movie together at any point. No, not just because I want them to be dating in real life, but because I would love to see Olsen and Hiddleston play off each other with their wildly powerful characters. Luckily, Loki and Scarlet Witch have crossed paths in the comics before.
It's never been in a good way, though. There was that time that Loki pretended to be her with his ability to shapeshift into anyone of his choice. There was that time she banished him into limbo. There was that time a spell she cast had the inadvertent effect of rendering him incapable of telling a lie. And so on and so forth. Basically, almost every time that Loki and Scarlet Witch appear in a joint storyline, they're screwing each other over. Which, to be fair, could be a fun plot in and of itself.
Last time we saw Loki in the MCU, he was impersonating his father Odin with Thor none the wiser and thinking he was dead. (Again.) It's pretty clear that he's got something up his sleeve, something that will really come to a head in Avengers: The Infinity War, if not sooner. Meanwhile, Scarlet Witch started as an antagonist to the Avengers alongside her brother Quicksilver, working with Ultron, until she eventually switched sides and formally joined the Avengers team by the end of the film. That means that, next time Loki is up to no good, Scarlet Witch will be among the people dispatched to stop him. (Alongside Falcon and War Machine, thank you, MCU.)
So, yeah, expect Loki and Scarlet Witch to be coming to a screen near you very soon, a screen that will hopefully be filled with images that were filmed while Hiddleston and Olsen are still maybe-dating. After all, the kind of chemistry you get between two actors who are romantically involved just can't be faked. Ask Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, or Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. And imagine if Loki takes the form of Scarlet Witch again, and we get the joy of watching Elizabeth Olsen have to pretend to be her own maybe-boyfriend in a scene. Seriously, guys, I'm excited about this and it hasn't even happened yet.
Loki and Scarlet Witch have a lot of comic book history — not as much as Loki and some other heroes, but enough to make a fine subplot in any of the MCU movies. Keep your fingers crossed that this happens, and fast. Until then, at least we'll always have I Saw The Light.
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