Samuel L. Jackson Confirms Scarlet Witch Casting in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

By October 3, 2013


While it’s been rumored since August that Oldboy and Martha Marcy May Marlene star Elizabeth Olsen was Marvel’s number one pick for the Scarlet Witch role in the upcoming Avengers sequel, the studio has yet to officially confirm the casting. Which is why Samuel L. Jackson might be in just a smidge of trouble, because it seems as if Nick Fury himself has let slip that Olsen is indeed set to play Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Actually, this is Nick Fury, so Marvel will probably let him get away with this one.

Scarlet Witch

In a chat with The Wall Street Journal about Jackson’s cameo on this week’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the actor shared a bit more information about the upcoming sequel (including Olsen casting), saying, “I don’t think we begin shooting before March of next year…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.”

Though Jackson made no mention of who will be playing the Scarlet Witch’s brother, Quicksilver, Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s name has been tossed around as of late. Perhaps someone will interview Chris Evans and he’ll randomly mention that the Kick-Ass star is a lock.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to open on May 1, 2015.

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