Elizabeth Olsen is Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s Scarlet Witch, and she appears delighted to announce that her character is “a messed-up lady.” You can’t really expect a balanced personality from the daughter of a major mutant villain anyway
Alongside the initially controversial casting of Quicksilver in the latest X-Men and Avengers, Scarlet Witch is that other character Joss Whedon isn’t allowed to refer to as a mutant in his latest project.
The children of Magneto made it to casting in Avengers 2 merely because they were also once part of the team in the comics when Whedon was a kid. For that reason, Quicksilver is allowed to be in both films in spite of rival studios. With that settled, we move on.
Elizabeth Olsen dished on her Avengers: Age of Ultron role with MovieFone:
“I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It’s so funny because I’m often thinking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch … she is a messed-up lady. She has got more [sh**] to deal with than anybody else I know. I’m excited to figure out what’s appropriate to use for her, because there’s so much material from all of these decades, and we’re going to tell this one story. So to be able to choose what you’re going to bring into it from all of this abundance, it’s really fun.”
“Avengers 2” Star Elizabeth Olsen Says Scarlet Witch “Is A Messed-Up Lady” @EOlsenofficial http://t.co/FXIVIZkBQ9
— Comic Book Resources (@CBR) November 27, 2013
Playing the daughter of Magneto might not be easy, but with Elizabeth Olsen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, it promises to be fun. It might even be a little bit natural for her, being the younger sister of former Full House stars. If you look at her resume, however, you’ll notice she’s done much more serious roles than those of her famous siblings, so it’s much more likely Elizabeth will impress us.
Elizabeth Olsen has definitely done her research on the Avengers: Age of Ultron character, having scoured Wikipedia for material and figuring her out from an outsider’s perspective. Scarlet Witch not only has the turbulent background, but also has to deal with powers that could literally alter reality itself.
Scarlet Witch was one of Joss Whedon‘s efforts to not only bring in an Avenger who isn’t known for just “hitting,” but also another female hero. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Joss Whedon has a very firm belief that there aren’t enough female superheroes in film, and he’s using the Avengers franchise to fix that.
Elizabeth Olsen’s Avengers: Age of Ultron role should be an interesting one, knowing all of this.