We’ve known for a while that The Avengers: Age of Ultron would mark the debut of super powered twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, but until recently, we didn’t know who’d be bringing those roles to life. Almost two weeks ago, we got our confirmation on the rumors that Aaron Taylor-Johnson would be playing Quicksilver, and Samuel L. Jackson himself let the news slip that Elizabeth Olsen would be in the film, but we didn’t have official word on the role until now.Well, Olsen herself confirmed, in an interview with MTV, that she’d be playing Scarlet Witch in The Avengers sequel. For anyone that still wasn’t sure, or we’re waiting for that super official confirmation, this is some exciting news, but there’s still a bunch that we don’t know about how these two characters will play into the story of Age of Ultron.
Unfortunately, Olsen doesn’t shine much light on that, saying that she doesn’t know much about the project, but she’s excited to get to work with Taylor-Johnson again, after working together on Godzilla.
We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister. It’s also fun because even though in Godzilla we play husband and wife, we don’t have a lot of scenes together. I just love him. I love his family. I love his kids. I’m so excited…to actually work with each other. I think it’s going to be fun.
After praising her co-star, she also throws some props the way of director, Joss Whedon, saying “He’s very smart. He’s too smart. He might be too smart. Some people are too smart for their own good, but he’s amazing.” I’m not sure what the hell that means, or how Whedon is too smart for his own good, but there’s that.
So, Nerd Bastards, are you looking forward to Olsen bringing Scarlet Witch to the big screen? Let us know in the comments!