Belfast Telegraph

Olsen for Avengers' Scarlet Witch?

Elizabeth Olsen could be joining the Avengers Assemble sequel, according to rumours.

The Martha Marcy May Marlene star is reportedly in the running to play Wanda Maximoff and her Scarlet Witch alter-ego in Joss Whedon's follow-up, after Saoirse Ronan apparently turned it down, reported Bleeding Cool blog.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has already said he is still in talks to portray her screen brother Pietro Maximoff and Quicksilver in The Age Of Ultron.

Joss, who is back in the director's seat for the Marvel comic-book sequel, has talked about the inclusion of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, saying: "You know, they had a rough beginning. They're interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn't necessarily agree with the Avengers.

"So they're not there to make things easier. I'm not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier."

Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L Jackson and Mark Ruffalo are expected to reprise their roles, although Tom Hiddleston has confirmed he will not be returning as Loki.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron is due to start filming in London in March 2014, and is set to be released in cinemas in May 2015.


From Belfast Telegraph