Tuesday, November 26, 2013

"The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Updates

Further to our first report August 2013, Marvel Studios have finally confirmed actress Elizabeth Olsen ("Godzilla") as Marvel Comics' mutant the 'Scarlet Witch', in writer/director Joss Whedon's currently prepping 3D sequel, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron".

"I'm feeling really excited about Scarlet Witch because she's really complicated," said Olsen. 

"We get to play husband and wife," Olsen said about co-starring with actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson in "Godzilla","and now we get to play twin brother and sister...I think it's going to be fun..."

As for Olsen's take on "The Avengers: Age Of Ultron" director Joss Whedon, she said, "He's very smart...He might be too smart. Some people are too smart for their own good, but he's amazing..."

As Sneak Peek first reported May 2012 about the Scarlet Witch appearing in "The Avengers 2", the character and her brother 'Quicksilver' were part of the 'second generation' of Marvel's "The Avengers" comic book team.

They were originally recruited by 'Iron Man', under the leadership of 'Captain America'.

Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, the Scarlet Witch debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).

She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'.  

The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.

Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' and as a regular team member in "Avengers".  

Scarlet Witch has also appeared in other Marvel-endorsed products including animated films, arcade/video games, television series and merchandise, including action figures and trading cards.

Scarlet Witch is a mutant with the ability to manipulate probability via her 'hexes', manifested physically as 'hex spheres' or 'hex bolts'.

She can use her hexes to light flammable objects, contain or remove air from a particular volume, deflect objects, stop the momentum of projectiles, open doors, explode objects, create force fields and deflect magical attacks.

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