Samuel Jackson Spills The Beans: Confirms Elizabeth Olsen As Scarlet Witch

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scarlet witchNick Fury announced one of his new recruits for the Avengers, though Marvel probably aren’t too thrilled about it. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal (via ScreenRant), Samuel Jackson confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen will be joining the film as the Scarlet Witch.

Jackson had a big cameo on this week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The appearance gave the Wall Street Journal an opportunity to chat with the actor about putting on the eye patch for the TV series, but they also got in a quick Avengers: Age of Ultron question. Jackson said he didn’t know much about the movie since he hadn’t read the script, but he accidentally revealed something I’m sure Marvel would have much rather announced themselves:

I don’t think we begin shooting before March of next year. 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.

Olsen had been heavily rumored for the role ever since Saoirse Ronan passed on the film. It seems Olsen‘s negotiations went well and she will be joining up with The Avengers. In recent months Marvel has started to reveal big news and casting announcements themselves. Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon was announced with great fanfare on Marvel.com. I’m sure they had a similar plan for Olsen, but they may have to change it now.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is still all but officially confirmed for Quicksilver, so the main cast seems to be in place. James Spader is Ultron, and Olsen will be the Scarlet Witch. With Guardians of the Galaxy wrapping in 6 days, pre-production for Age of Ultron will begin shortly thereafter at Pinewood Studios. What do you think about Jackson confirming Olsen for the film? Do you think the actress is a good fit for Wanda Maximoff?

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Source : WSJ via ScreenRant