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Bleeding Cool reports the previously rumored favorite, Saoirse Ronan (“The Host”), has dropped out and Marvel has turned its attention toward Elizabeth Olsen (“Oldboy”) to play Scarlet Witch in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The studio has never addressed the casting of Scarlet Witch, so this is all a rumor at this point and should be taken with a grain of salt. It’s hard to imagine any up and coming actress passing on an opportunity to be a part of such a huge project, but it if there’s any truth to this, Ronan’s loss would be Olsen’s gain.

“The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will begin filming in the first quarter of 2014, so most of the new cast should be firmed up by the end of this year.