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Shortly after Marvel (finally) confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen will make her debut as Scarlet Witch in’ Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the actress talked to AintItCool on the press campaign for ‘Oldboy’ about the role. “She’s nuts, she’s crazy. She has more things wrong with her than any character I’ve ever played. She can tell you where an object has been, she can tell you what your future is, she can connect with the dead and people from other universes, and she’s the only person in this universe who’s capable of doing that. She’s unbelievable; it’s so cool. I grew up loving ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Lord of the Rings,’ and anything that has this other type of world or universe to it is so fun.”
Elizabeth Olsen also talked a bit about her character in ‘Godzilla,’ for which she co-stars opposite her ’Avengers: Age of Ultron’ brother, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. “It’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s film, but the ensemble, we all are somehow connected to Aaron’s character, He’s the root, and I play his wife and I’m the person who holds down the San Francisco prospective of it all. I’m a nurse and I work trying take care of this chaos. ‘Godzilla’ is just so deserving of a good American remake, and I really hope we did it and I really feel like we did.”
A day after Marvel (finally) confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen will make her debut as Scarlet Witch in’ Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ the actress talked to Moviefone on the press campaign for ‘Oldboy’ about the role. “I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently. I’m really excited about this movie. I’m so excited about Scarlet Witch. I have had so much fun reading all about her and I am like learning new words that I had to look up on Wikipedia. I’m really enjoying it.
Elizabeth Olsen continued, ”I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It’s so funny because I’m often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch… She is a messed up lady. She has got more sh*t to deal with than anybody else I know. I’m excited to figure out what’s appropriate to use for her, because there’s so much material from all of these decades, and we’re going to tell this one story. So to be able to choose what you’re going to bring into it from all of this abundance, it’s really fun.”
After months of rumors and and various quotes from the actors themselves, Marvel finally announced today that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are officially signed on for their upcoming ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ to play the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Marvel’s press release is as follows.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012′s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.
Cobie Smulders Confirms She’ll Return to Play S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill In ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’
Long speculated to be reprising her role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill, Cobie Smulders revealed to the Calgary Herald that she is in fact returning for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ “I think I’m in Avengers 2, but it is very top secret. I hope I’m in Avengers 2. I didn’t get my invitation yet. Well, actually, they know I’m in it but they don’t know to what degree I’m in it…I am really excited to read the script because they are introducing Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) into the Avengers universe and the bad guy [Ultron] is going to be very interesting.” We’ll next see her playing the role in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ late spring/early summer next year.
Linked to the role since June, The Wrap are reporting that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has finally worked out his ‘Godzilla’ publicity schedule and closed a deal to play Pietro Maximoff, better known as Quicksilver, in Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The outlet say that Taylor-Johnson didn’t close his deal until Wednesday, as the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ shooting schedule overlaps with his upcoming publicity tour for Legendary’s ‘Godzilla.’ That potential obstacle has reportedly been overcome and his availability to properly promote that creature feature and shoot ‘The Avengers’ sequel is now ensured. Quicksilver is one of two new characters that director Joss Whedon is introducing in the sequel, along with the Scarlet Witch – who will be played by his ‘Godzilla’ co-star Elizabeth Olsen.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige On What to Expect From ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ & Its 2015 Showdown With ‘Batman Vs Superman’
In a recent chat with Fandango, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige opened up about what we can expect story-wise from Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Apart from the fact that ’The Avengers’ sequel will involve the team of superheroes squaring off against a seemingly indestructible artificial intelligence (to be portrayed by the great James Spader), there’s not much we know about the hugely anticipated sequel. “It’s still early days, but I will say that like the first Avengers, [The Avengers: Age of Ultron] is the culmination of the films before it while at the same time being structured in a way that it could stand on its own,” Feige said. “That’s one of the big challenges with all our films. And the script that’s coming together for Age of Ultron is absolutely influenced by all the movies post-Avengers that lead up to it, but at the same time structurally it’ll be able to stand on its own. It’s exciting to see exactly how different the world of the Avengers is at the beginning of Avengers 2 than it was at the end of The Avengers, in large part because of the stories in between.”
Kevin Feige said that they’re already mapped out Marvel’s “phase three”, “Realistically, [we've planned] just into the beginnings of [phase] three, in terms of practicality. In terms of pipe dreams, we’ve talked about [phases] four and five, but that’s just sort of wishful thinking.” The Marvel Studios president of production was also asked about the 2015 team up of Batman and Superman in their first big-budgeted, live-action movie. Asked if Marvel is “feeling the pressure from its DC competition”, Feige replied, “Ya know, I think there’s something like seven weeks between them, which in moviegoing is really a lifetime. So I don’t think it’s really a showdown of any kind,” Feige said. When we pressed for his thoughts on ‘Batman vs. Superman,’ he replied, “I’m excited to see it.”