Avengers 2: Elizabeth Olsen up for Scarlet Witch?

Godzilla’s Elizabeth Olsen is rumoured to be up for Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Is Elizabeth Olsen set to play the Scarlet Witch?
Is Elizabeth Olsen set to play the Scarlet Witch?

With Byzantium’s Saoirse Ronan turning down the role of reality-warping non-mutant the Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron, according to Bleeding Cool, the production has moved on to their second choice.

The site credits unnamed “sources” – which if we’ve learnt anything from Latino Review should be a warning sign to take whatever follows as a pinch of salt – who claim that Silent House and Godzilla star Elizabeth Olsen is the new favourite for the role.

At 24, she’s not exactly elderly but this looks like slight departure from the “prototype” of 19-year old Ronan. That said, we’ve no idea what qualities Whedon and co are looking for in the first place…

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