With the tangle of corporate interests and entities associated with big screen studio fare (especially big screen studio fare based on beloved comic book characters), it can get a little confusing when you can break certain news or bits of casting and when you can't.

This seems to have been the case with a pivotal piece of news for 2015's highly anticipated super-sequel "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." While speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Samuel L. Jackson, who plays S.H.I.E.L.D. bigwig Nick Fury, let slip that Elizabeth Olsen, long rumored (but not confirmed) for the role of the Scarlet Witch, has indeed been cast.

"I don't think we begin shooting before March of next year. I know we're shooting in London, that James Spader is Ultron and going to be the bad guy, and that we added Ms. [Elizabeth] Olsen [who will play the Scarlet Witch], but I don't know what she's doing, if she's on the inside or the outside. I haven't seen a script." Um, whoops.

So, there you have it folks: Elizabeth Olsen will likely play the Scarlet Witch, a "mutant" who has the power to project "hexes." Her brother is the speedy character Quicksilver, who is long rumored (but, again, still not confirmed) to be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the movie.

Olsen can next be seen with Jackson in Spike Lee's "Oldboy" (out in November) and co-stars in the hotly anticipated "Godzilla" reboot next summer. Jackson can be seen, eye patch and all, in next spring's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." He was also just spotted this week in an episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

[via WSJ h/t ComingSoon]

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