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Elizabeth Olsen talks about playing "psychologically damaged" Scarlet Witch in The Avengers sequel

Nov. 26, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Yesterday, Marvel confirmed the casting of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen for THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and today Moviefone revealed Olsen's take on her character, Scarlet Witch, and just how excited she is to be a part of Joss Whedon's sequel. Thus far, we haven't heard much from Olsen about her involvement with the film, but now that the cat's out of the bag she can at least acknowledge the role and some tidbits about it. Here's what she had to say in regards to playing the famed superhero:

On where she's at with THE AVENGERS sequel:

I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently. I'm really excited about this movie. I'm so excited about Scarlet Witch. I have had so much fun reading all about her and I am like learning new words that I had to look up on Wikipedia. I'm really enjoying it.

On what excites her the most about being in the film:

I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It's so funny because I'm often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch... She is a messed up lady. She has got more sh*t to deal with than anybody else I know. I'm excited to figure out what's appropriate to use for her, because there's so much material from all of these decades, and we're going to tell this one story. So to be able to choose what you're going to bring into it from all of this abundance, it's really fun.

Scarlet Witch is a fairly controversial character in the comics. The daughter of Magneto, (which won't be addressed in THE AVENGERS sequel for obvious reasons) Wanda Maximoff, has dealt some serious damage to the Marvel universe, particularly with her "no more mutants" spell during House of M, which erradicated the creation of any more mutants in the comics and has had a romantic relationship with the Vision as well. Olsen is on the money when she says she's dealing with a "messed up lady." And then some.

Elizabeth Olsen can be seen in OLDBOY, opening Wednesday, November 27th, next year in Gareth Edwards' GODZILLA on May 16, 2014, and finally as the Scarlet Witch in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON on May 01, 2015.

Extra Tidbit: Do you think Olsen's twin sisters are seething with jealousy right now?
Source: Moviefone

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12:54PM on 11/27/2013

How are they going to explain her being a mutant?

I just find that there's no place for mutants in this particular universe.
I just find that there's no place for mutants in this particular universe.
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6:30AM on 11/27/2013

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4:59AM on 11/27/2013

What's appropriate to use...

... Is what's in the script. What's so hard about this? Lol
... Is what's in the script. What's so hard about this? Lol
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8:47PM on 11/26/2013
Hopefully this "Psychologically damaged Scarlet Witch" will lead to House of M. One can dream.
Hopefully this "Psychologically damaged Scarlet Witch" will lead to House of M. One can dream.
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9:11PM on 11/26/2013
never. we won't be seeing any current iterations of these Marvel Studios characters crossing over with the Fox X-Men universe. they've already doubled up on Quicksilver. maybe someday... after a few reboots and the whole comic book genre has died down. maybe then they'll team up. when they'll need to.
never. we won't be seeing any current iterations of these Marvel Studios characters crossing over with the Fox X-Men universe. they've already doubled up on Quicksilver. maybe someday... after a few reboots and the whole comic book genre has died down. maybe then they'll team up. when they'll need to.
7:30PM on 11/26/2013
Good casting. I remember her being suggested for April O'Neill in the TMNT film, which probably would've worked better than Megan Fox (though I can't judge as I haven't seen anything of Fox as the character).
Good casting. I remember her being suggested for April O'Neill in the TMNT film, which probably would've worked better than Megan Fox (though I can't judge as I haven't seen anything of Fox as the character).
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3:10PM on 11/26/2013
She's going to be fantastic and bring depth to an already depth filled cast of characters.
She's going to be fantastic and bring depth to an already depth filled cast of characters.
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2:30PM on 11/26/2013
Extra Tidbit: The twins are probably not jealous yet. But as production on the movie continues, Elizabeth is going to get more and more attention. I know the twins are more involved in fashion and modelling now, but I think now that Elizabeth's star is on the rise and the Twins have become a joke, they're getting a little jealous of baby sis. Let's face it, the Twins are all about their ego, the fact Elizabeth is going to overshadow them now is a huge shot!
Extra Tidbit: The twins are probably not jealous yet. But as production on the movie continues, Elizabeth is going to get more and more attention. I know the twins are more involved in fashion and modelling now, but I think now that Elizabeth's star is on the rise and the Twins have become a joke, they're getting a little jealous of baby sis. Let's face it, the Twins are all about their ego, the fact Elizabeth is going to overshadow them now is a huge shot!
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1:35AM on 11/27/2013
Ooo, imagine if in retaliation they take roles on a DC project. That would be hilarious
Ooo, imagine if in retaliation they take roles on a DC project. That would be hilarious
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2:28PM on 11/26/2013
She is one of my favorite actresses. Was great Martha Macy.

Tidbit: Who cares about the twins, as long as they don't get her alone in a hotel room...
She is one of my favorite actresses. Was great Martha Macy.

Tidbit: Who cares about the twins, as long as they don't get her alone in a hotel room...
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2:20PM on 11/26/2013
She came off very well spoken and professional with these comments.

More professional than Afflecks last few comment IMO.
She came off very well spoken and professional with these comments.

More professional than Afflecks last few comment IMO.
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2:19PM on 11/26/2013

Extra Tidbit:

Do you think Olsen's twin sisters are seething with jealousy right now?
The only thing the Olsen twins should be seething with is guilt for killing Heath Ledger
Do you think Olsen's twin sisters are seething with jealousy right now?
The only thing the Olsen twins should be seething with is guilt for killing Heath Ledger
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2:23PM on 11/26/2013
I doubt it, I hope they are happy for her, they both ventured off more towards fashion and doing modeling instead of perusing acting. And getting this role is making Elizabeth really popular right now, she trending. But she is no where near the fame of the Olsen twins around the time they were wrapping up Full House.
I doubt it, I hope they are happy for her, they both ventured off more towards fashion and doing modeling instead of perusing acting. And getting this role is making Elizabeth really popular right now, she trending. But she is no where near the fame of the Olsen twins around the time they were wrapping up Full House.
2:26PM on 11/26/2013
what?!?! really? He was murdered by the Olsen twins? holy crap....I hope they are arrested soon before they kill again! Dang...this whole time I thought he overdosed on sleeping pills. Must've been a cover up.
what?!?! really? He was murdered by the Olsen twins? holy crap....I hope they are arrested soon before they kill again! Dang...this whole time I thought he overdosed on sleeping pills. Must've been a cover up.
4:04PM on 11/26/2013
@zohan

The rumors circulating during Ledger's death were that the drugs found in his system he got from the Olsens, or from someone the Olsens hooked him up with. One or both of the Olsens submitted to questioning by the police at the time but they only cooperated under the condition that they wouldn't be charged with anything.

Ledger was a grown man, though, and responsible for his own actions. No one forced him at gunpoint to take those drugs.

As for the tidbit: the Olsens are
@zohan

The rumors circulating during Ledger's death were that the drugs found in his system he got from the Olsens, or from someone the Olsens hooked him up with. One or both of the Olsens submitted to questioning by the police at the time but they only cooperated under the condition that they wouldn't be charged with anything.

Ledger was a grown man, though, and responsible for his own actions. No one forced him at gunpoint to take those drugs.

As for the tidbit: the Olsens are self-made billionaires, I doubt they care about the silly superhero movie their sister is in. They could probably fund The Avengers 2 if they wanted to.
9:13PM on 11/26/2013
@Vanity Ruins

what?! john stamos as tony stark?! dave coulier as the voice of Ultron? cut. it. out.
@Vanity Ruins

what?! john stamos as tony stark?! dave coulier as the voice of Ultron? cut. it. out.
2:01PM on 11/26/2013
I like Elizabeth Olsen, I'm looking forward to her in both this and Godzilla.
I like Elizabeth Olsen, I'm looking forward to her in both this and Godzilla.
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