Avengers RUMOR: Elizabeth Olsen a Candidate for Scarlet Witch written by Sean Gerber August 21, 2013 Bleeding Cool reports the previously rumored favorite, Saoirse Ronan (“The Host”), has dropped out and Marvel has turned its attention toward Elizabeth Olsen (“Oldboy”) to play Scarlet Witch in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The studio has never addressed the casting of Scarlet Witch, so this is all a rumor at this point and should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s hard to imagine any up and coming actress passing on an opportunity to be a part of such a huge project, but it if there’s any truth to this, Ronan’s loss would be Olsen’s gain. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will begin filming in the first quarter of 2014, so most of the new cast should be firmed up by the end of this year. RUMOR: Elizabeth Olsen a Candidate for Scarlet Witch was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Avengers: Age of Ultron 2 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post ‘Man of Steel’ Lands on Blu-Ray November 12 next post S.H.I.E.L.D. on the Cover of EW You may also like Today’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Character Poster... March 3, 2015 ‘The Avengers’ Sequel in Development May 9, 2012 Empire Releases 4 AVENGERS Covers January 24, 2012 New AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Trailer Coming... January 1, 2015 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Epitomizes The Magic... April 21, 2015 “The Avengers 2” Scheduled to Shoot in... April 2, 2013 Marvel Kicks Off The Weekend With 3... February 27, 2015 Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Wraps Production... August 7, 2014 Avengers Assemble at the Negotiating Table May 8, 2013 AVENGERS: Taylor-Johnson Cast As Quicksilver October 4, 2013 Michael Lalaian Knowing nothing about the plot of AoU or what the characterization of Scarlet Witch will be in this particular story, I think Olsen is a better choice than Ronan from a purely aesthetic perspective of matching what I think the character looks like (assuming she dies her hair black). My ideal would still be Angelina Jolie, but that would be an older, more experienced Witch, not the young version we’ve been hearing about appearing in this film. Sean Gerber If Johnson is Quicksilver and the characters are introduced as siblings, then Scarlet Witch should be somewhat close in age and Olsen fits that bill. At this point, I’m more interested in how these characters fit into the story than the issue of who plays them.