Elizabeth Olsen talks Scarlet Witch

She’s been doing her homework

Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed her casting as Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, before going on to reveal that she’s been busy reading up on the character.

“So far I’m just doing a lot of reading right now on Scarlet Witch and it’s really exciting,” says Olsen. “The imagination… like running around in a play yard is what it feels like right now.

“And that sounds like so much fun, but you still want to approach it with the same kind of like ‘No, this is where she’s from,’ and it’s real. And that’s what’s fun about it.

“Let them put on the costume or do the special whatever-they-need-to-do to make it look special, but I’ll just do my part. I’m really excited about Scarlet Witch.”

And just in case there were any sceptics among the assembled press pack, Olsen went on to show off a nugget of her newly-gained knowledge…

“The most recent thing I learned – I don’t even know if it has anything [to do with the film]… she’s a ‘nexus,’ like she’s the only human being from this universe who can communicate with paranormal things and the past and the future and other universes.”

Whether or not she’s able to do that in the film remains to be seen (there is the knotty issue of the rights to the character’s traditional backstory being owned by Fox), but it certainly sounds as though Olsen is throwing herself into the spirit of things.

Directed by Joss Whedon, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron will open in the UK on 1 May 2015.

What do you make of Olsen's comments? Tell us, below!


    • Ali1748

      Nov 12th 2013, 18:28

      Not happy about this casting at all she's nothing like Scarlet Witch.

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 12th 2013, 19:01

      Enough with hair dye there are more than plenty of actresses out there who'd be better for this role.

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    • chibik

      Nov 13th 2013, 6:04

      I'll reserve judgment until I've seen what she's capable of.

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    • moviemind91

      Nov 13th 2013, 7:30

      Ah boy, here we go again. We can't judge Olsen until we have seen at least a trailer for the film. This is what happened when Heath Ledger was cast as the Joker, even though many people will deny that now. Personally I think she will nail the role.

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