Does Marvel Want Elizabeth Olsen For 'Scarlet Witch' In THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON?

According to a new report, Saoirse Ronan has decided to pass on the opportunity to play Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so the studio have now turned their attention to Godzilla and Oldboy star Elizabeth Olsen.

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By Josh Wilding - 8/20/2013

In what can only be described as a very smart move by Marvel Studios, they have now set their sights on Elizabeth Olsen - who has been praised by critics for her performances in the likes of Martha Marcy May Marlene and Liberal Arts - for the role of The Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bleeding Cool reports that Saoirse Ronan passed on the role, meaning that Olsen's name has now been brought up as their next top choice. The site adds that if the actress does decide to join the cast, she will need to adopt a "European" accent. While she may currently be best known for starring in smaller Indie films, Olsen will soon be seen in Oldboy and Godzilla (meaning that she will be far better known by the time the Joss Whedon helmed superhero movie is released).
Source: Bleeding Cool
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JakeMurdock89 - 8/20/2013, 4:47 PM
Yes.
MrCBM56 - 8/20/2013, 4:47 PM
I love the pick.
3DWitchHunt - 8/20/2013, 4:48 PM
Woudlnt mind this
LucasMend - 8/20/2013, 4:50 PM
That's a cool pick.
marvel72 - 8/20/2013, 4:50 PM
wouldn't be my first choice,i haven't seen her in anything so i really can't comment on her acting ability.
Ramiel - 8/20/2013, 4:51 PM
Hmmm...
LucasMend - 8/20/2013, 4:51 PM
Greengo - 8/20/2013, 4:54 PM
I'd hit it.
MarvelsDarkKnight - 8/20/2013, 4:57 PM
YES!

CherryBomb - 8/20/2013, 4:58 PM

It's really bad news that Saoirse Ronan passed on it :(
She would've made a really good Wanda.

CherryBomb - 8/20/2013, 5:00 PM

But yeah, Elizabeth Olsen is an extremely talented actress and a very very pretty girl.
I'd be down with seeing her as SW.

therj00 - 8/20/2013, 5:00 PM
AWESOME ACTRESS! She was fantastic in the small indie film, Liberal Arts. She wouldn't be an obvious choice, but when has Joss ever been obvious? This is pretty okay with me.
GirlyGeek - 8/20/2013, 5:00 PM
I have no clue who this is. I didn't even know the Olsen twins had a younger sister! Maybe that's a good thing though. I am very glad Saoirse Ronan passed.
Highflyer - 8/20/2013, 5:01 PM
you'd think Saoirse would jump on the role after 'The Host' was a flop. smh
Optimus83 - 8/20/2013, 5:01 PM
Cool. ...Olsen Twin, Better April O'Neil that Megan Fox
CaptainProg - 8/20/2013, 5:02 PM
Sure. Why not? She's cute.

CherryBomb - 8/20/2013, 5:02 PM

CherryBomb - 8/20/2013, 5:04 PM

Elizabeth and Aaron Johnson are already starring alongside eachother in the Godzilla remake! it's gonna be de ja vu for them if this is true.
TheDarkKnightSlap - 8/20/2013, 5:06 PM
You've already [frick]ed up Black Widows accent, so just go ahead and [frick] up Scarlett Witch too.
typicalfanboy - 8/20/2013, 5:06 PM
um...how about idris elba? c'mon guys. he's the obvious choice.
TheWolverine08 - 8/20/2013, 5:06 PM
I dig this.
third3ye - 8/20/2013, 5:07 PM
The one downside? She's related to the Olsen twins.
IronAsgaardian95 - 8/20/2013, 5:08 PM
Wait a minute, isn't she also going to be with Aaron Taylor Johnson in Godzilla too?
CherryBomb - 8/20/2013, 5:09 PM
@yaboi Dont you dare interact with me little boy.
LucasMend - 8/20/2013, 5:09 PM
I'm just not a fan of Kick-Ass as quicksilver, really mehhh.
Gambitz - 8/20/2013, 5:09 PM
Hopefully she passes on it and they try again to convince Saoirse to sign on..
TheBaroness89 - 8/20/2013, 5:11 PM
no opinion either way.
TheWolverine08 - 8/20/2013, 5:11 PM
Can't wait for Marvel to announce Aaron Johnson as Quicksilver.
KungFuKoala - 8/20/2013, 5:11 PM
Is she not too similar looking to a red-headed Scarjo to appear red-headed alongide her?
CherryBomb - 8/20/2013, 5:12 PM
She was really amazing on Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene.
A really bright up and comer who has been working non-stop.
This will be the icing on the cake for her.

It's gonna be weird seeing her and Aaron loving it up in Godzilla then seeing them as brother and sister in Avengers. Although after reading Ultimates ... Maybe not.
CherryBomb - 8/20/2013, 5:13 PM
@yaboi Sorry, I'm only interested in men, not boys ;)
TheSoulEater - 8/20/2013, 5:13 PM
I actually want Ronan more...
TheWolverine08 - 8/20/2013, 5:14 PM
@CherryBomb You read Ultimates? I weep for you. Lol.
crazycharliemma - 8/20/2013, 5:15 PM
I wanted Summer Glau but this is good.
Nerdgasm73 - 8/20/2013, 5:16 PM
Ronan's crazy to pass this up. She was great in Hanna.
JoshWilding - 8/20/2013, 5:18 PM
Minato - 8/20/2013, 5:18 PM
I approve this message
spidey1994 - 8/20/2013, 5:18 PM
I approve of this.
DrDoom - 8/20/2013, 5:21 PM
Obviously we don't know if this is true or not, but if they offered it to Saoirse and she turned it down, she's a moron.
MrCameron - 8/20/2013, 5:22 PM
Well, EdgyOutsider's gonna be happy about this (that it's not gonna be Ronan).
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