“Wait! She looks really familiar!”
If you catch yourself squinting, rubbing your eyes and having a “you got it dude” flashback, you’re not completely crazy. The newest addition to the Avengers cast is in fact an Olsen. No, it’s not Mary Kate and Ashley – they’re supposed to be working on a Full House reunion, right?
This is their younger sister, Elizabeth. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Olsen joins the cast of Avengers in the newest film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. And, it looks like she’ll be here to stay. She plays the part of Scarlet Witch, the ultra-powerful telekinetic female superhero from the Marvel comic series.
Meet Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch:
While Olsen has been around superstardom her entire life, it’s only until recently that she has hit her acting stride.
A few facts about Elizabeth Olsen you may not of known:
- Before falling in love with acting, Elizabeth Olsen was a promising volleyball athlete with aspirations to secure a college scholarship.
- Olsen received high-praise for her role in Martha Marcy May Marlene where she played a young girl suffering from paranoia after leaving a cult.
- Martha Marcy May Marlene has a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Olsen played Elle Brody in the 2014 Godzilla remake.
- Olsen is set to play Hank William’s wife Audrey in the upcoming film I Saw the Light.
- Scarlet Witch is the first Avengers movie character not in pants.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Review
Whether you are a Marvel movie die-hard or not, you will fall in love with Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film delivers on action and special effects. It’s sprinkled with comedic one-liners that are delivered at just the right movements. And, it even has a little romance.
Avengers: Age of Ultron digs a little deeper to build more backstory on each of beloved superheroes while simultaneously putting them in Earth-ending situations. The film’s sometimes overused plot of breaking a team apart falls just short of feeling cliche. And, with an all-star cast of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and so many more, the acting is always on-point.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is rated PG-13 and opens in theaters May 1st.