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Joss Whedon Answers Vital Scarlet Witch Questions: Will She Have a Weird Headband

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It’s no secret that mutants and strange headband things go hand in hand. If you lived through the early nineties you know what I’m talking about: that thing that half the X-Men wore that could have been called a cowl, except that it was tight to the skin, didn’t cover the face, and also had the top and back of it cut out so that everybody’s Big Hair could flow free. No really: every body. Even Jubilee used some glasses like a headband. And later Storm got in on the whole thing.

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So I don’t blame Eric Diaz of Nerdist for making sure we got some resolution on the issue of whether Scarlet Witch’s own headband/headpiece would make it to the redesigned live action version of her costume, from Joss Whedon himself. There’s history at stake here.

The answer is, they’re not going full headpiece, but don’t count out it out completely:

She might wear a headband or something that might echo [the headpiece].The guys at Marvel, the conceptual artists, are phenomenal, and they are so good at taking the essence of what works and interpreting it for the actual human body, and when they paint something you can not only tell how it’s gonna work on a person, you can even tell what fabric it’ll be. They are very specific, very talented. So I’m excited to see the designs. Obviously we want to echo the look that people know, but there’s the classic look and the Ultimates look, but you have to do it in a way that will work. But it can’t be too old school… she can’t wear a leotard.

Headband, but no leotard? Man, I guess I can forget about pitching my Scarlet Witch retro workout webseries then. But Whedon also had some words to spend on another female superhero.

Nerdist: But on your panel, you said you’d never go back to Wonder Woman, but would you be okay with someone else directing your Wonder Woman script (which Warners still owns), someone like, say, Drew Goddard, maybe?

Whedon: Yeah, I’d be ok with it, but just don’t see any interest from them to do so.

I wish I could say I was surprised, but, well.

(via Nerdist.)

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