Elizabeth Olsen joins AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON as Scarlet Witch.
Marvel Studios confirmed weeks of speculation today with official word that actress Elizabeth Olsen joined the ensemble cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron as the popular comics character the Scarlet Witch. According to Empire, Olsen joined recent cast addition Aaron Taylor-Johnson who joined the film as the speedster comic character Quicksilver, brother to the Scarlet Witch.
Olsen earned critical reviews in a series of art-house movies from Martha Marcy May Marlene to Silent House, Kill Your Darlings, Liberal Arts and Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of the South Korean thriller Oldboy.
In addition to working together on Avengers: Age of Ultron, Olsen recently wrapped work alongside Taylor-Johnson in Sony’s Godzilla remake scheduled for release in May 2014.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, with Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon once again behind the camera, and returning heroes Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America) in front of the camera, is set for cinemas May 1, 2015.