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 Cast And Creators Discuss MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE... April 12, 2015 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – New Character... February 25, 2015 Several MARVEL’S AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Clips... April 15, 2015 Marvel: LEGO Goes All Out For AVENGERS... January 29, 2015 Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Wraps Production... August 7, 2014 Avengers Assemble at the Negotiating Table May 8, 2013 Marvel Casts James Spader As Ultron In... August 29, 2013 Samuel L. Jackson Confirms AVENGERS Casting October 3, 2013 Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Amazes &... October 22, 2014 Marvel Shares A Special Look At AVENGERS:... October 28, 2014 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.