Elizabeth Olsen will be playing the role of the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Samuel L. Jackson confirmed in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
While talking to the publication about his cameo as Nick Fury (The Avengers) in Marvels' Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and the upcoming Avengers film, he revealed that the 24-year-old actress had been added to the cast. The topic arose while speaking about shooting for the film, which begins in March of 2014.
"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," he said.
Enstars reported in August that Olsen was a frontrunner for the role.
Marvel recently announced that Spader joined the cast and will be portraying Ultron. The final major role that remains to be cast in the film is that of Quicksilver.
The film is being directed by Joss Whedon, who also wrote the screenplay.
The rest of the cast includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark (Iron Man), Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner (The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow).
Olsen stars opposite Josh Brolin in Spike Lee's remake of Old Boy, which releases on Nov. 27, and plays the lead in Therese. The 24-year-old actress will also star in the Godzilla remake, which is set for a 2014 release.
Avengers:The Age of Ultron is scheduled for release on May 15, 2015.
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