Elizabeth Olsen has joined the cast of Marvel's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" and will play the Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon's sequel to "The Avengers."
At least so says Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Nick Fury in Marvel Studios' superhero pics.
Wall Street Journal. "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, 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 revealed the casting while discussing his cameo at the end of the second episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." this week.
The Scarlet Witch, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, is the daughter of Magneto, the twin sister of Quicksilver. That character also appears in "The Avengers" follow up, as well as Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Marvel has been in early talks with Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play the role in "Age of Ultron."
Bleeding Cool first reported Olsen was negotiating with Marvel for the role in August, but Marvel has yet to confirm the deal.
Olsen recently wrapped Legendary Entertainment's "Godzilla," which Warner Bros. unleashes next year.