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Sunday 29 March 2015

Olsen confirms Avengers role

Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed her Avengers role
Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed her Avengers role

Elizabeth Olsen has revealed she can't wait to reunite with Aaron Taylor-Johnson for the Avengers sequel, Age Of Ultron.

The 24-year-old actress confirmed she would be playing Wanda Maximoff, also known as The Scarlet Witch, in Joss Whedon's next Marvel superhero instalment, following months of speculation. Aaron has been in talks to portray Pietro, better known as Quicksilver.

"We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister," she told MTV News.

Elizabeth is also starring with the Kick-Ass actor in Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot.

"It's also fun because even though in Godzilla, we play husband and wife, we don't have a lot of scenes together," she continued.

"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."

Wanda is the daughter of Magneto, who has been portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender in the X-Men movies. She has the ability to cast hexes which can deflect objects, create force fields and blow things up.

Elizabeth also said she is thrilled to work with director Joss.

"He's very smart. He's too smart. He might be too smart. Some people are too smart for their own good, but he's amazing," she said of the filmmaker.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which will also star Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L Jackson, will be released in May 2015.

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