Elizabeth Olsen Joins Cast of Avengers Sequel, Age of Ultron
Elizabeth Olsen has some Marvelous news to share with you.
The 24-year-old actress has finally confirmed the rumor that she has been cast in Joss Whedon 's highly anticipated Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, after Samuel L. Jackson let the cat out of the bag last month while speaking to the Wall Street Journal .
In an sit-down with MTV while making the press rounds for Oldboy, Olsen revealed that she'll play Wanda Maximoff, better known among the fanboy set as The Scarlet Witch.
While admitting she didn't have much in the way of details, the younger sis of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen did say the role will reunite her with her costar from the upcoming Godzilla remake, Aaron Taylor-Johnson ( Kick-Ass), whom The Wrap reported has been tapped to play Scarlet's twin brother, Quicksilver.
"We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister," Olsen said. "It's also fun because even though in Godzilla we play husband and wife, we don't have a lot of scenes together. I just love him. I love his family. I love his kids. I'm so excited we get to work with each other more and to actually work with each other. I think it's going to be fun."
Per Marvel lore, Scarlet and Quicksilver are the mutant children of Magneto, the notorious villain of the X-Men comic books. Her powers include the ability to cast hexes that enable her to do such wonders as deflect objects, create force fields and blow stuck up while her sibling's powers include moving and thinking at superhuman speeds.
Elizabeth attended Monday night's New York City premiere of Oldboy with Jackson (her costar in the Spike Lee-directed drama who also plays Nick Fury in the Marvel superhero franchise), and she had high praise for Whedon, whom she called whip smart.
"Some people are too smart for their own good, but he's amazing," she said.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and James Spader, is scheduled to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.