As if there isn’t enough Marvel news to spread around, now we’re catching word that actress Elizabeth Olsen is getting ready to sign on the dotted line her role as Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2. We had just barely reported yesterday that the rising star was rumored to play the Scarlet Witch, but now it looks like all of those mumblings were true.
In some ways it feels like Marvel is going through massive overdrive in their casting department to get actors set up for their roles sooner than later. We may still be a couple of years off from The Avengers 2, but we’re talking about the company who supposedly has a slate set up between now to 2021. Their motto is “Be prepared,” or should be if it isn’t already. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and company have been doing one hell of a job making the right casting choices for each of their movies, though if the rumors of Bradley Cooper being the voice of Rocket Raccoon are true, then let’s say that Marvel is normally 99% on the mark when it comes to casting.
So what will the Scarlet Witch do in The Avengers: Age of Ultron? Well she is one of the few people who can go ahead and bring the villainous Ultron down to his knees with her powers. We just wonder how incredibly close Marvel is going to get towards the mutants before they try to get their hands on the X-Men property. They’re already sharing Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Maybe they can finally come to an agreement on bringing the rest of the mutant race into the Marvel Studios fold, but that’s just wishful thinking there.
Would you like to see Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch? Why or why not?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter