Elizabeth Olsen finally confirmed what most of us have known for a few weeks. The actress will portray the Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon’s highly-anticipated The Avengers 2.
Although her Old Boy co-star Samuel L. Jackson confirmed her involvement with the sequel during an interview last month, Olsen remained tight-lipped about the follow-up. However, all of that changed on Monday (November 11) while promoting Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake.
During a chat with MTV News, Elizabeth Olsen confirmed that she will appear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron as the Scarlet Witch. The actress said she’s more than a little excited to appear alongside her Godzilla co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson one more time.
“We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister. 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…to actually work with each other. I think it’s going to be fun,” Olsen recently explained.
The Silent House star is also looking forward to working with acclaimed director Joss Whedon. She went on to say that the filmmaker is perhaps a little too smart for his own good. Too smart for his own good or not, Elizabeth Olsen seems to think Whedon is nothing short of “amazing.”
According to UPI, the actress will play the brother of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver. The actor’s involvement with the sequel was previously confirmed this month. If all goes according to plan, then The Avengers 2 should hit theaters in 2015.
As previously noted, The Inquisitr previously reported that Samuel L. Jackson leaked Elizabeth Olsen’s role in Age of Ultron during an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Although he didn’t indicate which character she’d play, the Big Game star said she was definitely part of the cast.
“I know we’re shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen [who will play the Scarlet Witch], but I don’t know what she’s doing, if she’s on the inside or the outside. I haven’t seen a script,” Jackson said.
Before The Avengers 2 hits theaters, Elizabeth Olsen fans can find the actress in director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla remake, Spike Lee’s Oldboy, and Charlie Stratton’s In Secret.
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