Samuel L. Jackson has had it with these motherf*ckin' rumors about Elizabeth Olsen starring in his motherf*ckin' movie! Though there’s been no formal announcement from Marvel Studios, Jackson has confirmed that the Romeo & Juliet star will be playing the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
According to Deadline.com, Olsen is "all but sealed" to star in the highly-anticipated sequel and that her deal is "just a matter of formality before it’s done." Meanwhile, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jackson spoke about his recent cameo on Marvel's new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and he confirmed the casting to them. "I don’t think we begin shooting before March of next year," Jackson told the Journal. "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."
Avengers: Age of Ultron has a release date set for May 1, 2015, with original stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo all expected to return for the sequel.
Olsen is currently starring as Juliet Capulet in Classic Stage Company's revival of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Her film credits include Liberal Arts, Red Lights, Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Therese and the upcoming Spike Lee-directed Oldboy. Olsen's theater background includes serving as an understudy in the Broadway production of Impressionism and in the off-Broadway play Dust.