Samuel L Jackson confirms Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch

#1 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11697 posts) - - Show Bio
#2 Edited by MannEffest (856 posts) - - Show Bio

Younger than I thought they would go, but I'm actually excited about this! She's a great actress. Looking forward to her performance!!

#3 Posted by Fallschirmjager (11697 posts) - - Show Bio

@manneffest: Aaron-Taylor Johnson is also heavily rumored to play Quicksilver - and he's really young too.

No confirmation on him yet though

#4 Posted by Wolverine08 (27152 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool!

#5 Posted by RustyRoy (9299 posts) - - Show Bio

I was hoping for someone older but I already knew this was going to happen.

#6 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11697 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: It was heavily rumored, I just wanted to post the official confirmation.

#7 Edited by Oscars94 (2008 posts) - - Show Bio

I've heard great things about her! What's she been in? I hope she wears close enough to the original costume. Joss Whedon is very good at writing female characters! And Wanda has powers! I'm Sold!

#8 Posted by MaccyD (2887 posts) - - Show Bio

So Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver are actually going to be in this? I'm worried about how they're going to deal with the mutant rights problem with fox...

#9 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (10103 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver are allowed to be in either film franchise, they just can't be referred to as or make any mention of mutants in this movie. Also, Marvel/Avengers owns rights to their "older" selves while X-Men/Fox have the rights to use their "younger" selves.

#10 Posted by HillbillyMorangie (927 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: Could just use Scarlet witch and Quicksilvers original origins, children of Whizzer (bitten by snake and transfused the blood of a mongoose) and miss America (Powers from mad scientists device) this wold also allow a new form of 'mutant' what happens if MCU superheros breed? They have super children.

#11 Edited by MaccyD (2887 posts) - - Show Bio

@hillbillymorangie: That would make for a good opportunity to explore Golden age heroes that maybe Cap inspired. Also like the comics, they'd probably change Whizzer's origin or "modernize" it.

@arturocalakayvee: Fox have their younger selves? Elizabeth Olsen is young enough at 24 (roughly), the X-men ones would probably be teenagers.

#12 Posted by Pr0metheus (3233 posts) - - Show Bio

meh

#13 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome

#14 Posted by Veshark (8558 posts) - - Show Bio

I can dig it.

#15 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7258 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by blkson (785 posts) - - Show Bio

Good 'ol Sam Jack

"Scarlet is muthaf***in' Elizabeth Olsen "

#17 Edited by batmannflash (6114 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Scarlet Witch! I've heard good things about Elizabeth Olsen and Whedon writes great female characters. Can't wait!

#18 Posted by Tyrus (1064 posts) - - Show Bio

Olsen is great - after she was rumoured for Scarlet Witch last month I went and watched Martha Marcy May Marlene... She's terrific. I can't wait to see her in Oldboy and Godzilla.

#19 Posted by Tyrus (1064 posts) - - Show Bio

Also, if Sam Jackson confirmed her casting then there's absolutely no way Marvel can deny it... How else would Sam know about Olsen anyway? It's definitely official.

#20 Posted by GodTriggerHulk (1913 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously an Olsen twin?

#21 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (7232 posts) - - Show Bio

But ...But...

I wanted to be Scarlet Witch O.O

#22 Posted by Tyrus (1064 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously an Olsen twin?

Not a twin, a sister. Elizabeth is way more prettier and talented than her sorry excuses for twin sisters.

#23 Posted by Dabee (2359 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus said:

@godtriggerhulk said:

Seriously an Olsen twin?

Not a twin, a sister. Elizabeth is way more prettier and talented than her sorry excuses for twin sisters.

Whoa. What the hell is that all about?

#24 Posted by TheCannon (16103 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't know who this is, but I'll give her a chance.

#25 Edited by SonOfHellstorm (229 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously an Olsen twin?

I don't believe (though i may be wrong), that Elizabeth is one of the twins. I think she is another sister.

#26 Posted by kgb725 (3465 posts) - - Show Bio

I liked her in silent house and would like to see how she does

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#27 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (5615 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool.

#28 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11697 posts) - - Show Bio

@godtriggerhulk said:

Seriously an Olsen twin?

I don't believe (though i may be wrong), that Elizabeth is one of the twins. I think she is another sister.

She's not. Mary Kate and Ashley are the twins.

#29 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio

It doesn't matter who plays Scarlet Witch.

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#30 Posted by Tyrus (1064 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

Why did she get the role?

She doesn't look at all like any rendition of the Scarlet Witch.

#32 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus said:

@vance_astro:

It does.

It doesn't.

Why did she get the role?

She doesn't look at all like any rendition of the Scarlet Witch.

Hollywood can careless and if she can act beware of all the "so what if she doesn't look like Scarlet Witch she can act" warriors.

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#33 Posted by Tyrus (1064 posts) - - Show Bio

Why did she get the role?

She doesn't look at all like any rendition of the Scarlet Witch.

You gotta trust Whedon - I remember the days of Mark Ruffalo's casting, DC fanboys crapped all over it... It was hard for me to disagree, but we were all pretty much proved wrong. The reason I was worried about Ruffalo was because he was basically an indie actor before he took on Avengers.

Olsen's kinda the same, so she should be fine.

#34 Posted by Tyrus (1064 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus said:

@vance_astro:

It does.

It doesn't.

@powerherc said:

Why did she get the role?

She doesn't look at all like any rendition of the Scarlet Witch.

Hollywood can careless and if she can act beware of all the "so what if she doesn't look like Scarlet Witch she can act" warriors.

It does.

Which casting does matter? I'm curious.

#35 Posted by Vance Astro (90727 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus said:

It does.

Which casting does matter? I'm curious.

None, honestly. Hollywood has made it clear they can care less about actually doing it right and all we can do about it is complain.

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#36 Edited by HillbillyMorangie (927 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: I agree it would make for an interesting Marvel one shot on Captain America Winter Soldier DVD, also it follows the Golden Age comics and allows for the use of the original human torch, may need a lawyer ready for when fox gets an owed though lol

Also the human torch was already in captain America the first avenger... Kinda http://cf.badassdigest.com/_uploads/images/15150/humantorch__span.jpeg

And better yet, why not have the human torch die and his pieces be used to rebuild agent coulson.... To far? Ill get my coat

#37 Posted by hyiena (1770 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't even think because of film rights they are allowed to acknowledge that her or Quicksilver are mutants.

#38 Posted by MaccyD (2887 posts) - - Show Bio

@hillbillymorangie: Probably would be a Cap flashback in Avengers 2 as well.

Anyway Marvel could claim that the original is a different character entirely and is no way associated with F4. Plus it appears that the contract is "if he appears on your franchises, he's yours", which the original never did. I mean c'mon if MCU could get Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, they should be able to use the original human torch.

There's my reasoning for Marvel to get the original human torch :P

Plus: They might be able to get Namor as long as mutant isn't mentioned, which isn't important to his backstory anyway.

#39 Posted by ml1888 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm fine with the casting. I'm more interested in seeing her performance and how the characters are handled.

#40 Posted by daredevil21134 (9176 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought they would choose someone a little older

#41 Edited by HillbillyMorangie (927 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134: I agree... Hints more at a link to a inhumans movie, time will tell. I prefers he idea of them growing up with their abilities though.... Oh well one and a half years to speculate ;)

Just as a side bet, how about Crystal? Could Elizabeth Olsen be a love interest for Quicksilver? Another inhuman? I bet I'd make more money if I go for that as a side bet ;) Samual L Jackson didn't say she was Scarlet Witch or even if she was a goodie or a baddie.

#42 Posted by ironmanjakarta (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I think she'll look like this...

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