Scarlet Witch Close To Being CastBy: Jennifer Curra - August 22, 2013
If you aren’t exactly sure who might be selected to play the Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, then you’re not alone. In fact, the actress who could potentially be slated to fill the role isn’t sure herself. Joss Whedon’s adaptation of the immensely popular Marvel hit franchise has taken some recent twists with finding the perfect candidate to fill these big shoes. Original whispers for who would fill the part for Wanda Maximoff (AKA the Scarlet Witch) concentrated on Saoirse Ronan until the talented actress refused the part. Now, other rumors are circulating concerning another incredibly talented actress, Elizabeth Olsen. Initially known as the younger sister of the adorable Full House twins, Mary Kate and Ashley, Lizzie (her Twitter persona) has also garnered recognition on her own.
She has established herself as a uniquely talented actress in such films as Liberal Arts and Martha Marcy May Marlene. It’s no wonder the rumors are spreading like wildfire. However, the actress has yet to officially claim any connection with the upcoming film, even when directly confronted about the possibilities by her fans through Twitter.
Lizzie Olsen said that she will be devoting some of her future endeavors toward work on Broadway even though she will not definitively comment on the possibility of playing the Scarlet Witch.
The Scarlet Witch, an infamous character within the X-Men Marvel Mutant world, is responsible for the destruction wrought from M-Day. Her evil ancestry includes Magneto for a father as well as being sister to Polaris and Quicksilver. Now, the only thing left to ponder is who could play Quicksilver? If rumors are to be believed that could be Aaron Taylor-Johnson of Kick-Ass fame and fellow Elizabeth Olsen costar for the 2014 yet-to-be-released Godzilla.