Elizabeth Olsen on Godzilla and The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Elizabeth Olsen on Godzilla and The Avengers: Age of Ultron

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly to promote her latest film In Secret, rising star Elizabeth Olsen offered up a few words about two huge blockbusters on the horizon in Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla and Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.

“I’ve never had to do camera tests. I’ve never done those before, and I was surprised that both Godzilla and Avengers didn’t do it. Both directors, Joss Whedon and Gareth Edwards alike, they just kind of know what they want and they both create things and have an energy and a way they communicate their plans. They can convince any person they want to do a role to do it. They just have such amazing visions. They’re people you want to work with. They are fun, smart guys, and you know it’s going to be a good time. You trust that they’re going to do something good.”

Olsen then went on to discuss working with Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays her husband in Godzilla, and will appear as Scarlet Witch’s brother Quicksilver in Age of Ultron: “We worked with each other a little bit but mainly we were just living in Canada at the same time [during filming Godzilla]. And I got close with his family, and they’re just very welcoming warm people, so I’m excited to be on their side of the world, working in London with Avengers because I feel like I have a little bit of family there already.”

She then went on to offer some praise for The Avengers director Joss Whedon and his reputation for delivering strong female action heroes: “He totally does, doesn’t he? So I feel like I’ll be in good hands. Basically, he has a vision that’s his own that’s inspired by the comics and ultimately we get too create it together. That’s what was exciting for me.”

Godzilla is set for release on May 16th 2014 with a cast that also includes Ken Watanabe, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston while The Avengers: Age of Ultron is due to arrive on May 1st 2015 and sees Olsen and Taylor-Johnson joined by Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, and James Spader.

  • Izzy

    I love reading this site and these articles but you guys really need to do a better job of proof reading your work, I am constantly finding typos and errors which can really take away from your credibility. I’m pretty sure Age of Ultron comes out in 2015. You can say it’s a mistake relax, but trust me as an avid reader I see these mistakes way too often.

    • HolyFranchiseBatman!

      Izzy, point taken and I hold my hands up for these mistakes. There’s been a few over the weekend it has to be said, especially in The Week in Spandex. I’ve been writing them whilst moving house, but obviously haven’t given them enough due care and attention.

      • Izzy

        I’m very happy to hear you say that, rather than being offended or getting defensive. I hope you understand I’m only speaking as a fan; although the majority of what you guys cover is fun and light-hearted, as a fan I still want you to be taken seriously. I honestly could not get through work without this site so thanks for doing such a great job and keeping me up to date on all the latest!

        • HolyFranchiseBatman!

          No offense taken, and thank you for your kind words about the site, they are very much appreciated. Glad we can be of help to get you through the working day!

  • thefinalword

    I’m so happy a new Godzilla film is coming out to help revitalize the franchise. The Marc Ceracini novelizations were the best thing I’ve enjoyed so far in it. I’m also glad Elizabeth Olsen has landed roles in two major movies. I think she’ll be great in both films.