According to Samuel L. Jackson, Oldboy star Elizabeth Olsen has a role in director Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Although the actress previously denied rumors that she was in the running for the role of the Scarlet Witch, she may have put up a smoke screen. Jackson didn’t come right out and say she will portray the character, but he seemed certain that Olsen is in the sequel.
This tidbit of information came during Samuel L. Jackson’s chat with The Wall Street Journal. In addition to discussing his cameo in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Snakes on a Plane star mentioned that Elizabeth Olsen was a part of the Avengers 2 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,” the actor recently explained.
Rumors about Elizabeth Olsen’s involvement with Avengers: Age of Ultron first popped up back in August. Although reports suggested the actress was a shoe-in for the role, Olsen later admitted that she didn’t know anything about it.
When one excited fan asked her about the role, her response was short and to the point.
“I don’t know anything about that,” she said.
In addition to Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader and (possibly) Elizabeth Olsen, Cinema Blend explains that Kick-Ass 2 star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is in talks to star as Scarlet Witch’s brother Quicksilver in Age of Ultron. However, his involvement isn’t locked just yet.
If everything goes according to Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios’ plan, then the follow-up to the 2012 box-office hit will arrive in theaters on May 1, 2015. More casting details will no doubt pop up as production gets underway.
What do you think about Samuel L. Jackson possibly revealing Elizabeth Olsen’s involvement with Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron?