Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Elizabeth Olsen to play Scarlet Witch in 'Avengers 2'?

Actress Elizabeth Olsen is reportedly in talks to play Scarlet Witch in upcoming superhero film 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'


Elizabeth Olsen to play Scarlet Witch in 'Avengers 2'? (© Reuters)

London: Actress Elizabeth Olsen is reportedly being considered to play new superhero Scarlet Witch in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' after Saoirse Ronan pulled out of the role.

The 'Kill You Darlings' actress is set to play the new addition to the Marvel movie's cast after 'The Host' star Saoirse Ronan reportedly turned down the part, reported Contactmusic.

Ronan is thought to have been director Joss Whedon's first choice for the role but he has now turned his attention to Olsen to play Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch, who will join 'The Avengers' along with her brother, Quicksilver.

'Kick-Ass 2' star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is in talks to play Olsen's speedy superhero sibling.

The new characters will join returning cast members including Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America and Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk.

Additionally, Scarlett Johansson is expected to reprise her role as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff and Samuel L Jackson will return as Nick Fury.

'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' is set for release in 2015.

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