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The Avengers 2 Cast, News & Update: Sources Confirm Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver

First Posted: Oct 10, 2013 07:21 AM EDT
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As the filming dates draw closer, more and more news about the Avengers 2 is being released to the Marvel fans. One of the most recent news about the sequel to the franchise blockbuster is the confirmed addition of two new names to the cast: Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Johnson.

Last week, reported that Kick Ass 2 star Aaron Taylor-Johnson will be playing the role of Quicksilver in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. One of the main heroes in the upcoming sequel, Quicksilver is one of the most awaited additions to the film cast.

According to MovieFone, Taylor-Johnson has been in talks for the role since June and has just recently finalized the deal to comprise the role of the superhero. Actually, the Kick Ass actor has been very vocal about wanting to work on Avengers: Age Of Ultron as Quicksilver. He has even revealed in an interview that he had already done his assignment in researching about the character's profile and background.

"There's years - over 50 years - of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that. Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other," Taylor-Johnson told Total Film in August. "His sister really is his guidance - emotionally she's the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He's very overprotective physically - he doesn't want anyone touching her."

As for Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson a.k.a. Nick Fury has confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that the young actress has joined the cast for the movie.

"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]," Jackson told the news website.

The actor also revealed that the film will start shooting by March 2014. Avengers: Age Of Ultron is expected to be released by 2015.

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