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When the man himself, Samuel L. Jackson, speaks, people listen, unless you’re a kid that won’t Go-the-F*@K-to-Sleep. Jackson was talking with the Wall Street Journal about his recent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cameo and also dropped an Avengers: Age of Ultron Scarlet Witch bomb. Or did he?

Let’s start with the quote from the Journal that’s blazing it’s way across the Internet today:

I don’t think we begin shooting before March of next year,” Jackson said of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the next film to begin shooting in the Marvel universe.  ”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.

Now let’s take out the Brackets that were added by the Journal to help explain Jackson’s statement to readers and we get this:

I don’t think we begin shooting before March of next year,” Jackson said of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the next film to begin shooting in the Marvel universe.  ”I know we’re shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. 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.

Now, what does that do to the quote that is supposedly confirming Olsen’s role? Kinda waters the whole thing down doesn’t it? Jackson says Spader is Ultron, but does not say what role Olsen will play. That “inside or out” part is most likely about whether or not she is on the inside, i.e. part of the Avengers, or the outside, not in the Avengers.

So really, what we’ve got is confirmation that Olsen has a role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, not what role she is playing. You’ve got to match that with the rumors about her being in talks to take on the role of the Scarlet Witch to make that jump, which means the whole thing is still just a rumor and not a true confirmation.

Now, this whole thing should put Olsen in the 75% range of confirmation as the Scarlet Witch. The papers just haven’t been finalized or we’d be seeing tweets announcing her role. Until then, we’ve got to still consider this officially unconfirmed.

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Category: Comics, Film

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