With production on the much-anticipated sequel already underway in Johannesburg, Avengers: Age of Ultron star Elizabeth Olsen spoke with Total Film (via Super Hero Movie News) about her Scarlet Witch costume, which she says will mark a departure from the traditional comic book design.
“I don?t think Joss ever would have hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those outfits,” she says. “I am not a professional athlete and nor am I a model. Wearing those costumes wouldn?t be fun for anyone who wasn?t those things. He already had a different idea. It respects and involves the comic book character, but it’s different. More rooted. It’s for someone today… If someone walked around wearing what she wore in the comics, people would stop and say, ?What the hell? she thinks she’s a superhero!'”
In addition to Olsen and quite a few returning Avengers, Age of Ultron will also feature James Spader as the title villain, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Strucker, Paul Bettany as The Vision and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver.
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1, 2015.
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