COMIC REEL: Olsen on Scarlet Witch in "Age of Ultron"; "Arrow" Casting Rumors

Tue, November 12th, 2013 at 9:04am PST

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Elizabeth Olsen has confirmed her role as the Scarlet Witch in "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Olsen will join newly-cast actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson (who plays Quicksilver) in the anticipated "Avengers" sequel.

"We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister," Olsen told MTV of working again with Taylor-Johnson. "It's also fun because even though in 'Godzilla' we play husband and wife, we don't have a lot of scenes together. I just love him, I love his family, I love his kids. I'm so excited ... to actually work with each other. I think it's going to be fun."

Screenrant spoke with Olsen about her prepwork for the role, which (unsurprisingly) involves reading a lot of comics.

"So far I’m just doing a lot of reading right now on Scarlet Witch and it’s really exciting," Olsen told Screenrant. "But the imagination, like to a child, and like running around in a play yard is what it feels like right now. And that sounds like so much fun, but you still want to approach it with the same kind of like ‘No, this is where she’s from,’ and it’s real. And that’s what’s fun about it. Let them put on the costume or do the special whatever-they-need-to-do to make it look special, but I’ll just do my part – it just has more extreme things to it. [Laughs] I’m like really excited about Scarlet Witch."

Opens May 1, 2015

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

It's been a while since any new images released for "Amazing Spider-Man 2," but new photos from the "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel have surfaced," including one of Spider-Man as a member of the Fire Department of New York.

Opens May 2, 2014

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Spoiler TV has posted a second preview clip for tonight's episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "The Hub." Check it out below.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

Superhero Movie News has posted some intriguing Tweets from "Vampire Diaries" alum Steven McQueen that imply he may be in contention -- or at least throwing his hat in the ring -- for the role of Nightwing in "Arrow."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Bryan Singer has started up his Twitter teases for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" again, this time with a blurry photo of Wolverine and some lines for a Hugh Jackman ADR session.

Opens May 23, 2014

THE WOLVERINE

A deleted scene from "The Wolverine" shows Logan in his classic costume -- or at least, shows the costume itself. It would have shown up in the final scene of the film, and will be included as a deleted scene on the Blu-ray release.

Releases December 3 on Blu-ray and DVD

OUTCAST

Cinemax has won a bidding war for the TV rights to Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta's upcoming "Outcast" series for Image Comics. The pilot has received a script commitment with a large penalty should the pilot not get produced. Kirkman is onboard to write the pilot and will executive produce alongside David Alpert.

"Despite the success of 'The Walking Dead,' Outcast is only my second foray into the horror genre," Kirkman said via Press Release. "I think Kyle Barnes is every bit as compelling as Rick Grimes and demonic possession is way scarier than zombies -- so this is going to be fun. Starting a new project is like setting off on an long journey and I couldn't ask for better travel companions than David Alpert and [FIC's] Sharon Tal Yguado and I'm thrilled to be a part of what Cinemax has planned for the next few years."

MALEFICENT

The official Facebook page for "Maleficent" has debuted a glimpse of Angelina Jolie as the evil "Sleeping Beauty" protagonist.

Opens May 30, 2014

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TAGS:  avengers age of ultron, amazing spider-man 2, agents of shield, arrow, x-men days of future past, the wolverine, outcast, maleficent

 
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