Silent House – Lizzie Olsen as Sarah

For some time now, we’ve assumed that Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene, Oldboy, Godzilla) was set to be cast as Scarlet Witch in the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron.  There were multiple rumors running that the gifted actress was “in talks” with Marvel to team with Godzilla co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson (who is set to play Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch’s brother, in The Avengers: Age of Ultron).  Then Sam Jackson let it slip that Olsen had been added to the film.  And now, Olsen has finally confirmed that she’s taken the gig.

In a recent round of press for Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy, Olsen let it leak that she is indeed Scarlet Witch, when she noted that she will be rejoining Taylor-Johnson on the Avengers sequel after Godzilla:

“Aaron Taylor-Johson and I] get to play husband and wife [in Godzilla], and we get to play twin brother and sister [in Avengers]. It’s also fun because even though in ‘Godzilla’ we play husband and wife, we don’t have a lot of scenes together. I just love him. I love his family. I love his kids. I’m so excited we get to work with each other more and to actually work with each other. I think it’s going to be fun.”

While it’s not much, and it’s not the spoiler-laden opiate that we, as a movie news site, so desperately crave with an all-consuming hunger, hey, it’s a confirmation.  That’s something, right?

What do you think of The Avengers: Age of Ultron news?

Source: /Film