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Samuel L. Jackson says Elizabeth Olsen will play Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron

10.03.2013

It's been confirmed Scarlet Witch will appear in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, however Elizabeth Olsen starring as the character has just been a rumor so far. Granted it does sound like a very likely rumor, but there hasn't been an announcement from Marvel saying Olsen is definitely playing the character.

It might not be an official press release from the studio, but Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed Elizabeth Olsen will play Scarlet Witch in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON while talking to The Wall Street Journal. The actor also said filming for the movie with director Joss Whedon won't start until after March of next year.

“I don’t think we begin shooting before March of next year,” Jackson said of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the next film to begin shooting in the Marvel universe. ”I know we’re shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen [who will play the Scarlet Witch], but I don’t know what she’s doing, if she’s on the inside or the outside. I haven’t seen a script.”

When the rumor was first announced, some of you weren't too pleased with the idea of Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch. I for one think she could do a great job, but it's also going to depend on how the character is used. Joss Whedon previously said Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver interested him because they "represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers," so maybe they'll start as villains or at least a pain in The Avengers' ass before switching sides. Just speculating, but it will be interesting to see how Whedon uses these new characters in the upcoming film.

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will be in theaters on May 1st, 2015.

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6:21PM on 10/03/2013

That's not a confirmation

Samuel L Jackson's quote didn't say she will be playing Scarlet Witch. He just said that she was added to the cast. The interviewer added [who will play Scarlett Witch]. The interviewer made that assumption based off the rumors.
Samuel L Jackson's quote didn't say she will be playing Scarlet Witch. He just said that she was added to the cast. The interviewer added [who will play Scarlett Witch]. The interviewer made that assumption based off the rumors.
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5:30PM on 10/03/2013
I think she's a great choice. She's an excellent actress and beautiful to boot, so I think she will be a great addition.
I think she's a great choice. She's an excellent actress and beautiful to boot, so I think she will be a great addition.
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3:37PM on 10/03/2013

I don't think I've seen enough of Olsen's work to declare her a good or bad choice.

In fact, I haven't seen any of her previous films. I was close to watching Silent House once but I shied away from it because I heard nothing but bad things (perhaps I will watch it tonight to get a feel for Olsen?). Anyway, we'll see.
In fact, I haven't seen any of her previous films. I was close to watching Silent House once but I shied away from it because I heard nothing but bad things (perhaps I will watch it tonight to get a feel for Olsen?). Anyway, we'll see.
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3:06PM on 10/03/2013

Out of all the actresses they were naming...

She's definitely the best pick...but I don't think this is a case of perfect casting.
She's definitely the best pick...but I don't think this is a case of perfect casting.
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12:44PM on 10/03/2013
Sounds good to me. I like that Whedon decided to use these characters in the next Avengers movie. I'm interested to see how he uses them. I picture them being their own superhero tag-team that has nothing to do with the Avengers, but make waves in the media because of their powers. Avengers get wind of it and bring them onto the team. With that being said, it could totally be possible for them to either be introduced in the SHIELD tv show, or have the TV show cast make an appearance in the
Sounds good to me. I like that Whedon decided to use these characters in the next Avengers movie. I'm interested to see how he uses them. I picture them being their own superhero tag-team that has nothing to do with the Avengers, but make waves in the media because of their powers. Avengers get wind of it and bring them onto the team. With that being said, it could totally be possible for them to either be introduced in the SHIELD tv show, or have the TV show cast make an appearance in the Avengers - they serve as the team that reaches out to QS and SW, just a thought.
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12:10PM on 10/03/2013

Great casting!

Olsen definitely has the girl-next-door sex appeal, but the acting chops to pull of a complex character like SW. I'm glad Wheton is putting together a great cast.
Olsen definitely has the girl-next-door sex appeal, but the acting chops to pull of a complex character like SW. I'm glad Wheton is putting together a great cast.
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11:05AM on 10/03/2013
I hope this is true.
I hope this is true.
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11:00AM on 10/03/2013
I'm at that point...when I'll just trust Marvel's judgment. It's a relaxing place to be...no need to join a mob of angry internet fan boys...with their pitchforks and torches...when it's a Marvel movie.
I'm at that point...when I'll just trust Marvel's judgment. It's a relaxing place to be...no need to join a mob of angry internet fan boys...with their pitchforks and torches...when it's a Marvel movie.
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10:52AM on 10/03/2013

My buddy has Jackson on his gps

"TURN LEFT MOTHERFUCKER!!!" ...it just doesn't get old
"TURN LEFT MOTHERFUCKER!!!" ...it just doesn't get old
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10:35AM on 10/03/2013
Fine by me. She's a great actress and easy on the eyes.

Can't wait to see what her and Taylor Johnson bring to the team.
Fine by me. She's a great actress and easy on the eyes.

Can't wait to see what her and Taylor Johnson bring to the team.
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10:26AM on 10/03/2013

"Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking rumors on this motherfucking site!"

Sam Jackson yelling EVERY Marvel announcement would be Amazing.
Sam Jackson yelling EVERY Marvel announcement would be Amazing.
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11:20AM on 10/03/2013
Im getting sick and tired of these monkey eating SNAKES on this monday to friday PLANE!!
Im getting sick and tired of these monkey eating SNAKES on this monday to friday PLANE!!
12:25PM on 10/03/2013
I think it was "monkey-fighting snakes" - which is even funnier.
I think it was "monkey-fighting snakes" - which is even funnier.
8:19AM on 10/04/2013
Lmfao! Nice
Lmfao! Nice
12:15PM on 10/19/2013
@Jedd the Jedi, i stand corrected and your right; it is funnier.
@Jedd the Jedi, i stand corrected and your right; it is funnier.
10:17AM on 10/03/2013
Misdirection? If it is true though, I'm all up for this!
Misdirection? If it is true though, I'm all up for this!
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