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Since the release of Avengers: Infinity War, discussion about the film has been rife. It is safe to say that theories, discussion and speculation will, for better or worse, be going on until we see the resolution of the MCU as we know it in the untitled Avengers 4. A lot of the discussion about Avengers: Infinity War has been about things such as the shocking ending, the future of the MCU and/or the nature of the Soul Stone.
Still, a small thing in Avengers: Infinity War which has not received as much discussion is the change in accent of Scarlett Witch. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, she had a heavy Eastern European accent but that was completely gone in Avengers: Infinity War. The Russo Brothers shed some light on why this happened on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast. You can see what they said below:
“We have intentionally tried to strip that accent away for a couple of reasons. One is you’ll notice at the beginning of Civil War that Black Widow is training her to be a spy, and two is she’s been on the run, and one of the most distinguishing characteristics that she has is her accent. So if you’re gonna try to disguise yourself or hide yourself or not be caught, you’re going to try to limit those trigger warnings that would make it easy for someone to identify you, which would be inclusive of her accent.”
“Clearly Black Widow as a red head is an incredibly distinguishing characteristic for her, which is why she has blonde hair. Cap, we’ve seen Chris Evans walk around in public with a beard and no one recognizes him. There are simple things you can do to your appearance that take about 90% of your visibility away, and for us it was very intentional that we would just keep stripping that accent down to show her acclimating and hiding.”
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