March 11, 2014
Martha Marcy May Marlene actress Elizabeth Olsen has officially joined The Avengers sequel Age of Ultron.
Olsen confirmed to MTV that she'll play the Scarlet Witch, reuniting with her Godzilla costar, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
"We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister," she explained. "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."
Samuel Jackson, who will reprise his role as "Nick Fury" in the upcoming sequel to the colossally successful adventure film, confirmed the news in an October interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Jackson revealed that Olsen, the younger sister of twin actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley, will play "Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch," who has the ability to manipulate probability.
"... We added Ms. Olsen, but I don't know what she's doing, if she's on the inside or the outside. I haven't seen a script." Jackson said.
Production on The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is slated for a 2015 release, is set to begin in March 2014.