2014 is shaping up to be a huge year for Elizabeth Olsen. After a string of indie successes, including the acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene, she’s set to feature in the blockbuster Godzilla this week, and is currently filming the hotly-anticipated Marvel sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is set to arrive next Spring. In a recent interview Olsen has offered up a few thoughts on her role as Scarlet Witch, which will see her reuniting with Godzilla co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who will play Wanda’s brother Quicksilver.
“My character is incredible and absolutely out of her mind. [She’s] incredibly passionate and thinks she’s in control more than she actually is. She’s stubborn and an epic woman who has not been created by a human yet. So it’s really fun to be a part of that and try and honour fans… I’m laughing all the time. The crazy thing is that it’s like, ‘I’m throwing sh*t with my hands, that’s cuckoo!’ But it’s also like, ‘We’re saving lives. And it’s very serious.’ There’s always that reminder that it’s very serious.”
Meanwhile, Mark Ruffalo has also spoken about his return as Bruce Banner and his angry alter-ego The Hulk, stating that: “It’s been pretty wild [getting those dots back on my face for Hulk]. The technology is really advanced, so we can do a lot more with the Hulk performance in particular than we could last time around. So I’m really excited about the stuff we’re doing right now with him and I feel like he’s got some really nice nuance stuff; kind of his own little arc(s?). The [Bruce] Banner stuff is great. Joss Whedon topped himself. It’s such a great, beautifully written script and really exciting and fun.”
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 24th 2015 and North America on May 1st 2015, and sees Marvel veterans Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury) and Paul Bettany (JARVIS / The Vision) joined in the cast by new MCU additions Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2) as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen (Oldboy) as the Scarlet Witch, James Spader (The Blacklist) as Ultron and Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula) as Baron Strucker.