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November 11 2013

Elizabeth Olsen confirms she is The Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron. She talked to MTV about working with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and complimented Joss as well.

Why do I have a feeling Avengers 3 will have the most expensive cast in the history of cinema?
Marvel is notoriously thrifty so I doubt that will be the case.
Elizabeth Olsen is one of those actors who can tell an entire story with her face, as she more or less did in Silent House. Joss chooses wisely.
Well, as Joss said once, casting is storytelling.
I have only seen her in Martha Marcy May Marlene, but she was really wonderful in that.

Scarlet Witch is such a powerful character in the comics. I'm interested to see how the twins will factor in to the Ultron storyline.

ALSO: Joss' robot villains are notoriously his weakest (Adam, Danger, etc.). I hope that he can make Ultron work.
I think we're in for something special with this particular robot. Joss has always wanted to direct a Terminator film and, with Age of Ultron, he finally has the chance.

[ edited by Barry Woodward on 2013-11-12 08:00 ]
"Since before I even took the job of making the first one, I said: I don't know if I want to make this movie, but the second one should have Ultron in it." - Joss Whedon (Source)

[ edited by Barry Woodward on 2013-11-12 08:03 ]
Rambaldi- Ummm... I'm a huge Danger fan! Yes, Adam was pretty lame (he had a disk drive in his chest!) but Danger was awesome. I don't think that 6-issue story arc was necessarily as good as the one that preceded it, but that's not because Danger wasn't a kick-ass villain. Anyway, I think it's silly to make a blanket statement about all robot villains together. There's just way too much variety.

I haven't seen any of Elizabeth Olsen's work but I've heard only good things about her, I'm sure she'll be great as the Scarlet Witch.
WindTheFrog, I have to jump in and say that while the whole disk-drive in chest may from one perspective have seemed kind of silly, as a historical note it is a fact that disc drivers were widely used back then (season 4 was in 2000-2001), I believe, and there wasn't really any reason to think it was too silly for the show. Many people probably didn't give it a second thought .Anyway, he was probably only looking up some word-files and they're tiny, right? In hindsight, of course it was a bit silly, but hindsight is 20/20, to use a cliché.

I think we all can expect a state of the art Ultron. Maybe he loves to play Angry Birds.
I've only seen her in Liberal Arts (had no idea who she was, I only bought that as a show of support for Josh Radnor, unlikely to do that again) so this should be interesting.

[ edited by DaddyCatALSO on 2013-11-12 16:18 ]

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