Did Samuel L. Jackson Just Confirm Who's Playing Scarlet Witch in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron?'

Not only did Samuel L. Jackson film a special (and not-so-secret) cameo for the ABC television drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he might have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag on some important casting for Avengers: Age of Ultron

While speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Jackson slipped that Joss Whedon has hired Elizabeth Olsen to play Scarlet Witch in the upcoming sequel. 
 
 
The actor known as Nick Fury said: 
 
"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."
 
Oops. That’s not official yet, Sam, though Olsen’s name has been attached to the role for weeks now. Likewise, we keep hearing that Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is circling the role of Scarlett Witch’s sibling Quicksilver, so maybe Marvel can kill two birds with one stone by releasing a press release confirming both actors in the Avengers ensemble so that we can move forward to other issues. 
 
 
Whedon has talked at length about Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver and how important they are to the story he wants to tell in Age of Ultron. But he has also said that his version of the character will be different from what Marvel fans have come to know in the comics. 
 
There are multiple changes happening in the Avengers universe. Ultron, for example, will not be a creation of Hank Pym (aka Ant-Man), as that character will be introduced in Edgar Wright’s stand-alone movie months after Age of Ultron comes out. 
 
By the way, did you notice that Wright was tweeting images of his Ant-Man movie, which seems to have begin preproduction? 
 
 
 
Marvel’s phases, both two and three, are rolling along. Will the studio finally confirm Ms. Olsen, now that Jackson has floated the idea? Stay tuned, comics fans. 
 

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