We’ve been hearing rumblings for months of Avengers: Age of Ultron adding Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as the sibling duo Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch but today Marvel stepped up and officially announced the actors after months of news floating around.
This isn’t breaking news, even if Marvel is under the impression that it is. A month ago we learned that Aaron Taylor-Johnson would be Quicksilver and that was a unofficial confirmation on a rumor that had been floating around since June. In addition to that, Elizabeth Olsen was confirmed a few months back as well when Samuel L. Jackson played spoiler and dropped the news out of the blue on all of us.
So while today’s official announcement by Marvel confirms that they actors are indeed in Avengers: Age of Ultron as Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch, it’s hardly news that we didn’t see coming.
The additions to the cast round out a slew of new characters that have been put in Avengers: Age of Ultron including James Spader coming onboard to play the villainous Ultron. Johnson is best known to movie goers as Kick-Ass in the two Kick-Ass movies while Olsen is a fast rising star on the scene, while also being the youngest sister of the famed Olsen twins.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1, 2015.