While Samuel L. Jackson let it slip months earlier that the actress for “Scarlet Witch” has been found, it’s nice to finally hear that Elizabeth Olsen has finally confirmed the rumor herself. For those who aren’t familiar with some of the lesser known comic book characters, Scarlet Witch is one of the special characters that crosses comic books is present in both the X-Men and Avengers universe (along with the character’s brother Quicksilver).
Elizabeth Olsen has become a movie star in her own right. With movie credentials like “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” “Liberal Arts,” “Oldboy” and next year’s “Godzilla,” filling up her expanding resume Elizabeth has shown a great talent and range in her work. That talent and range will be needed to play this complicated new character. In an interview with Mike Ryan, Olsen described her character “And her life is insane. And for obvious reasons you can’t talk about certain background [Magneto is her father, but Fox owns the rights to Magneto], but it is so much fun. And it’s so funny, everyone always talks to me about, “Do you really love having all of these psychological problems and things like that?” And I’m like, “I don’t mean for that to happen.” And with Scarlet Witch, I’m like she’s complicated, that one! You know? Like, She might be the most damaged of them all! Which is so cool.”
This news has made the anticipated 2015 Avengers movie “The Age of Ultron” so much more fun to look forward to. We know that she can only add to the already great dynamic between the star studded ensemble cast! Are you looking forward to seeing her play “Scarlet Witch”?