This may be a weird ask but what did you think of the VFX used for Wanda's powers in Civil War compared to Age of Ultron? Was there any reason given as to why it was changed?
In Age of Ultron, it’s aiming for ethereal. You can see the energy going up her wrists and out of her fingers in delicate lines. It has a smoky quality, and sometimes, it covers her hands. Towards the end, we get her starting to remote control things with balls of light, which is what she does in CW.
In Civil War, you can’t see the magic inside her body. It’s more something she’s working with than something that flows from her. It becomes spherical, instead of moving in streams. There are no more tendrils. It’s mostly balls of light, and they’re harder and more complete, suggesting more control.
I don’t think anyone has commented on the change, but the CW version is a more advanced take on what we see in the final fight of AOU. She’s holding it in her hands, not letting it flow. It’s less beautiful, but more sure of itself. The power is centralized outside of her, rather than beginning in her body and branching out. It feels like a maturation, and I’m interested to see how it changes going forward.
Compare the choreography we’ve seen on the IW set with what was in Age of Ultron. It’s the same idea, but it feels like a different person. There is an otherworldly tranquility to Wanda in AOU (see also: the infamous “calm face” debacle), and there is no tranquility in that IW set video. The movements are rapid and forceful. There’s no attempt to convey ~calm beauty~. Both of these things, the difference in the movements and the difference in the shape of her powers, are reflections of her arc.