Elizabeth Olsen (younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley) has been cast as Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron
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Back in August it was rumoured that Marvel Studios wanted Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) for the role of Wanda Maximoff – a.k.a. Scarlet Witch – in Joss Whedon’s hotly-anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now it looks like Olsen has become the second new addition to the cast after James Spader (The Blacklist), with Samuel L. Jackson seemingly confirming her involvement during an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release on May 1st 2015, with Olsen and Spader set to be joined by returning stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner. Meanwhile Oslen’s Godzilla co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2) is thought to top Marvel’s list for the role of Scarlet Witch’s brother Quicksilver.