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Rumour: Elizabeth Olsen to play Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2

The rumour mill's been cranking around Avengers: Age Of Ultron again, and this time it's sloshing out information about the casting of the Scarlet Witch.

While Saoirse Ronan was previously up for the part of the mutant spell-caster, it now seems that Marvel and director Joss Whedon are looking to sign Elizabeth Olsen instead.

That's according to Bleeding Cool , who report that the Martha Marcy May Marlene actress is currently the studio's favourite for the role.

As huge Olsen fans, we couldn't think of anybody better for the Scarlet Witch - she'd be able to bring just the right amount of indie edge to what will surely be a huge Hollywood production.

That said, we'd always imagined Olsen as a potential new Catwoman.

Should she accept the role, Olsen would be working closely with Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who's already signed as Quicksilver, the mutant sibling of the Scarlet Witch.

Also on the horizon for Olsen are roles in the Oldboy remake and Gareth Edwards' Godzilla .

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron opens in 2015.

Joshua Winning

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.