Superhero casting has become the big pop culture news over the last couple weeks. First, we thought Vin Diesel was the Vision when he turned out to be Groot, and then Simon Pegg tricked people into thinking that he had been cast as Ant-Man.
The latest bit of superhero casting rumors are among the most interesting. The most coveted role currently open on Avengers: Age of Ultron is that of C-lister Scarlet Witch, who can change reality itself. Quite a powerful heroine, but apart from her being responsible for the Avengers disbanding in the comics several years ago, she hasn’t been up to much.
Academy Award nominee Saorise Ronan was the original choice to play Wanda Maximoff, but now there’s a new contender for the role in Elizabeth Olsen, AKA “The Only Olsen Sister With Any Actual Talent.”
Oh yes, Ms. Olsen has proven herself to be quite a capable actress, especially in the cult hit thriller Martha Marcy May Marlene, where she played a young woman brainwashed by a cult. The movie itself was pretty decent, but she was easily the best part of it. The only movie she was in since is a crappy and generic horror flick called Silent House, but she’s got a couple of plum roles lined up. Both are remakes, strangely enough, the first being Oldboy and the second being the newest Godzilla movie.
I’m personally all for Olsen to become the Scarlet Witch. She’s an unconventional choice for a heroine role, plus she has the acting chops to make it distinctive. If she gets the part, she could very well be starring with Aaron “Kick-Ass” Taylor-Johnson, who’s currently the top pick for her brother Quicksilver. He also happens to be in the lead human role in Godzilla.
Even funnier, his Kick-Ass co-star Evan Peters has been cast in the exact same role in X-Men: Days of Future Past (why did you leave, Matthew Vaughn?!).
Even funnier, Taylor-Johnson’s wife was recently hired to direct the adaptation of official “Worst Book in History” Fifty Shades of Grey. That poor, poor woman.
But yeah, this could be interesting to see how Whedon’s sequel progresses. We still have no idea who’s playing Ultron, if the actor who played Thanos is even coming back, or if there will be any additional Avengers besides Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The Vision seems like a good candidate, considering his relationship with Scarlet Witch, Ultron, and Ant-Man.
SOURCE: Cinema Blend