COMIC REEL: Olsen on Scarlet Witch, McDonough Wants To Return As Dum Dum Dugan

Wed, November 27th, 2013 at 7:06am PST

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Moviefone spoke with Elizabeth Olsen about her role as the Scarlet Witch in Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," saying she was looking forward to playing the character.

"I hung out with Mr. Whedon recently. I'm really excited about this movie. I'm so excited about Scarlet Witch," Olsen told Moviefone. "I have had so much fun reading all about her and I am like learning new words that I had to look up on Wikipedia. I'm really enjoying it. … I just love Scarlet Witch. I love her. It's so funny because I'm often talking about all these psychologically damaged people, but when you talk about Scarlet Witch... She is a messed up lady. She has got more sh*t to deal with than anybody else I know. I'm excited to figure out what's appropriate to use for her, because there's so much material from all of these decades, and we're going to tell this one story. So to be able to choose what you're going to bring into it from all of this abundance, it's really fun."

Opens May 1, 2015

AGENT CARTER

IGN spoke with Neal McDonough about his role as Dum Dum Dugan and whether he had plans to return to the role -- specifically for the rumored "Agent Carter" television series.

"I'll be going into the office next week and take a peek at [the original 'Agent Carter' Marvel One-Shot] with the guys, 'cause they were talking about... I mean what a perfect series this would be," McDonough told IGN. "You've got S.H.I.E.L.D. on now, and this would be like a 1940s S.H.I.E.L.D. It's pretty great stuff. I would love to do it. Dum Dum's one of my favorite characters I've ever played. He's just so much fun. You know he's just another barrel-chested, beer drinking, good guy. And I really like that. I'd have to go gain 20 pounds again. But, hey, what are you gonna do?"

The actor also briefly touched on his multi-picture deal with Marvel and that he hoped to show up at some point in future Marvel films.

"I'm praying that Dum Dum comes around somewhere soon because everyone loved Dum Dum and I love playing him," he said. "My kids love Dum Dum. I think if its got a Marvel banner... I love Marvel. I think what Kevin [Feige]'s doing is just genius. To do one film at a time and have each of them be great..."

ANT-MAN

More of a logistical update than anything else, "Ant-Man" director Edgar Wright told ScreenDaily that the upcoming Marvel film will no longer be filming in London.

"Ironically, 'Ant Man' was meant to shoot in London but London is full because I guess that Pinewood extension got turned down," Wright told ScreenDaily.

The film has still not yet announced casting for its main characters, though Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones are rumored to be in contention for the male and female leads, respectively.

Opens July 31, 2015

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

Check out this new promo for the next episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "The Bridge."

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

MARVEL ZOMBIES VS. ARMY OF DARKNESS

A fan film inspired by "Marvel Zombies Vs. Army of Darkness" has thrown zombified Spider-Man, Wolverine and Iron Man up against Ash Williams for a fight in a parking garage.

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TAGS:  avengers age of ultron, agent carter, ant-man, agents of shield

 
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