Big news for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron: According to Nick Fury himself, Samuel L. Jackson, Martha Marcy May Marlene star Elizabeth Olsen has officially been cast in the film as the one and only Scarlet Witch. Rumors of her casting had been floating around for a while, so this confirmation—and from the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. himself!—is huge news.
As Jackson told the Wall Street Journal:
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.
This casting comes in addition to the news that the indie film-darling will star in the "not light-hearted" Godzilla remake, which is due out in 2014. Good news all around, basically.