The Olsen sister that joined the ‘Avengers’ cast

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“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.

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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.

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