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Fight or flight! Elizabeth Olsen busts out her best martial arts moves on the set of Avengers: Infinity War in Edinburgh… before she plunges from the top of a building on a zip wire

She’s reprising her role as Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlet Witch in the latest instalment of the Avengers franchise, Infinity War.

And Elizabeth Olsen was certainly throwing herself into the role on the set of the movie, which is currently in production in Scotland.

The actress was spotted in full superhero garb, shooting scenes in a coffee shop setting.

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Fight or flight! Elizabeth Olsen busts out her best martial arts moves on the set of Avengers: Infinity War in Edinburgh... before she plunges from the top of a building on a zip wire 

Fight or flight! Elizabeth Olsen busts out her best martial arts moves on the set of Avengers: Infinity War in Edinburgh… before she plunges from the top of a building on a zip wire

Commanding the scene: Elizabeth Olsen was spotted in full superhero garb, shooting scenes in a coffee shop setting for the latest instalment of the Avengers franchise, Infinity War.

Commanding the scene: Elizabeth Olsen was spotted in full superhero garb, shooting scenes in a coffee shop setting for the latest instalment of the Avengers franchise, Infinity War.

The eatery, called Laila’s, appeared to be somewhat trashed, suggesting the scene involves Elizabeth’s character engaging in some kind of ruckus.

Sporting a striking auburn mane, the 28-year-old actress seemed to be filming stunts for the action-packed scene, which saw her strike a martial arts pose as she looked out of the cafe door at something in the distance.

Also on the same set was the character Vision – played by Paul Bettany.

Thanks to the heavy layers of costume and make-up, it’s not certain that Paul himself was present, or whether it was a stunt double or stand in.

Full throttle: Elizabeth Olsen was certainly throwing herself into the role on the set of the movie, which is currently in production in Scotland

Full throttle: Elizabeth Olsen was certainly throwing herself into the role on the set of the movie, which is currently in production in Scotland

Hi-yah! The actress was spotted in full superhero garb, shooting scenes in a coffee shop settingHi-yah! The actress was spotted in full superhero garb, shooting scenes in a coffee shop setting

Hi-yah! The actress was spotted in full superhero garb, shooting scenes in a coffee shop setting

On location: The eatery, called Laila's, appeared to be somewhat trashed, suggesting the scene involves Elizabeth's character engaging in some kind of ruckus

On location: The eatery, called Laila’s, appeared to be somewhat trashed, suggesting the scene involves Elizabeth’s character engaging in some kind of ruckus

Paul or no Paul, Elizabeth put in an energetic performance, seen to jump around and yell as she did so.

Before long, the actress had also be hoisted up the building, on some kind of zip wire support mechanism.

She appeared to descend from the canopy about Laila’s onto the street, and at one point looked to be hovering in mid air.

High drame: Sporting a striking auburn mane, the 28-year-old actress seemed to be filming stunts for the action-packed scene, which saw her strike a martial arts pose as she looked out of the cafe door at something in the distance

High drame: Sporting a striking auburn mane, the 28-year-old actress seemed to be filming stunts for the action-packed scene, which saw her strike a martial arts pose as she looked out of the cafe door at something in the distance

Quite a vision: Also on the same set was the character Vision - played by Paul Bettany

Quite a vision: Also on the same set was the character Vision – played by Paul Bettany

Purple power: Thanks to the heavy layers of costume and make-up, it's not certain that Paul himself was present, or whether it was a stunt double or stand in

Purple power: Thanks to the heavy layers of costume and make-up, it’s not certain that Paul himself was present, or whether it was a stunt double or stand in

Elizabeth appeared to be practising for her part at one point, still wearing a crash helmet

Although it’s not clear precisely what was going on in the sequence, it’s known, from the Marvel comics back catalogue, that Scarlet Witch and Vision marry.

On Tuesday they were spotted shooting a different scene in which they were kissing.

According to eyewitnesses on set, the actors filmed the scene in eight or nine takes, with Vision in his human form.

Super strength: Although it's not clear precisely what was going on in the sequence, it's known, from the Marvel comics back catalogue, that Scarlet Witch and Vision marry

Super strength: Although it’s not clear precisely what was going on in the sequence, it’s known, from the Marvel comics back catalogue, that Scarlet Witch and Vision marry

Lights, camera... action: On Tuesday they were spotted shooting a different scene in which they were kissing

Lights, camera… action: On Tuesday they were spotted shooting a different scene in which they were kissing

On set: According to eyewitnesses on set, the actors filmed the scene in eight or nine takes, with Vision in his human form

On set: According to eyewitnesses on set, the actors filmed the scene in eight or nine takes, with Vision in his human form

Scarlet Witch has the power to alter reality and is the twin sister of the other Avengers character Quicksilver.

Elizabeth first debuted in the film series during a surprise mid-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

She then continued in a main role in Avengers: Age of Ultron and in Captain America: Civil War.

Her powers are telekinesis and hypnosis and can harness other people’s magic.

Powerful: Scarlet Witch has the power to alter reality and is the twin sister of the other Avengers character Quicksilver

Powerful: Scarlet Witch has the power to alter reality and is the twin sister of the other Avengers character Quicksilver

In character: Elizabeth first debuted in the film series during a surprise mid-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter SoldierIn character: Elizabeth first debuted in the film series during a surprise mid-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In character: Elizabeth first debuted in the film series during a surprise mid-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Drama in Scotland: She then continued in a main role in Avengers: Age of Ultron and in Captain America: Civil War

Drama in Scotland: She then continued in a main role in Avengers: Age of Ultron and in Captain America: Civil War

Magical: Her powers are telekinesis and hypnosis and can harness other people's magicMagical: Her powers are telekinesis and hypnosis and can harness other people's magic

Magical: Her powers are telekinesis and hypnosis and can harness other people’s magic

Scarlet is a member of Steve Rogers’ [Chris Evans] faction of Avengers in the series.

Filming is well underway for the film, and last week featured a major explosion scene.

The Royal Mile in Edinburgh was the setting for a terrifying explosion, which saw a van attempting to make its way down the famous road.

Scenes of the explosion were also followed by stunts performed on the roof of St Giles Cathedral.

Team player: Scarlet is a member of Steve Rogers' [Chris Evans] faction of Avengers in the series

Team player: Scarlet is a member of Steve Rogers’ [Chris Evans] faction of Avengers in the series

Zipping along: The scenes involved Elizabeth on a zip wire mechanism

Zipping along: The scenes involved Elizabeth on a zip wire mechanism

Dressed in battle gear, two men were seen in an intense fight scene, with one looking to reign supreme.

Ahead of scenes being shot, film crew members prepared a camera drone against a bright backdrop for the all-night filming.

Also present for this scene, Elizabeth cuddled a water bottle during a filming break to keep away the northern chill.

Despite her discomfort, the younger sister of twins Mary-Kate and Ashley still managed to appear glamorous with her skin looking flawless for the night shoot.

Witchy moves: Elizabeth appeared to be practising for her part at one point, still wearing a crash helmet

Witchy moves: Elizabeth appeared to be practising for her part at one point, still wearing a crash helmet

Star-studded cast: The  film stars Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr

The film features a star-studded cast including Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr.

Elizabeth recently credited Jeremy Renner – who plays Hawkeye – with stopping her from feeling ‘overwhelmed’ on the Avengers set.

The actress worked alongside the actor in Avengers: Age of Ultron and has admitted she would have been plagued with anxiety if he wasn’t for his advice.

Hotly anticipated: The film will be released in cinemas in 2018

She’s got the moves: Fans can expect Elizabeth’s character to unleash her incredible powers in the new movie

Costume: The star sported a black T-shirt and jeans underneath her thick coat

Speaking to Vulture, she said: ‘My first day filming on Ultron, I was with Jeremy and we were ushering like 400 extras or something and I was really overwhelmed and Jeremy in a very simple way broke down a very human goal about why he’s there, what he’s doing and where his goal was and really simplified it for me.’

She has also been complimentary about the star-studded cast, telling The Telegraph: ‘Everyone was incredibly kind and playful. Paul Bettany [the Vision] is hilarious, Downey’s the kindest, Renner is a really funny person.

‘Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Hemsworth – they’re all so nice. We had one dinner as a gang but everyone had moved their families over to London [for filming] so they didn’t want to hang out with me!’

Action packed: Official shots from filming teased plenty of drama to come in the latest installment of the Avenger movies

Walking on air: Elizabeth appeared to levitate at one point above the cafe entrance 

Walking on air: Elizabeth appeared to levitate at one point above the cafe entrance

Reprisal of a role: Elizabeth as pictured in the last Avengers film: Age Of Ultron which was released in 2015 

Reprisal of a role: Elizabeth as pictured in the last Avengers film: Age Of Ultron which was released in 2015

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4431768/Elizabeth-Olsen-zip-wires-building-Avengers.html

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