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Welcome to , Elizabeth Olsen Source, your best source for all things related to Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth's breakthrough came in 2011 when she starred in critically-acclaimed movies "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Silent House". She made her name in indie movies until her role in 2014 blockbuster Godzilla and then as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in Marvel's Captain America: Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, and Avengers: Infinity War. Her recent starring role in Facebook Watch's "Sorry For Your Loss" included her first Executive Producer position. Enjoy the many photos(including lots of exclusives!), articles, and videos on our site!

Press: Paul Bettany’s Vision May Star in ‘Scarlet Witch’ Series on Disney’s Streaming Service

 

COLLIDER – On the heels of yesterday’s news that Disney’s upcoming streaming service would be featuring a Winter Soldier/Falcon-focused limited TV series, it looks like the previously announced Scarlet Witch standalone series will be a two-hander. Longtime MCU player Paul Bettany, who has been the voice of JARVIS since 2008’s Iron Man before getting to appear on screen in the artificial flesh as the superheroic android Vision, is now expected to join Elizabeth Olsen in the streaming series.

/Film reports that Bettany will have a significant part to play in the Scarlet Witch limited series in a narrative that will likely focus on the relationship between Vision and Wanda Maximoff before the arrival of Thanos and his dusty fingers. Like the Tom Hiddleston-starring Loki series and the previously mentioned Winter Soldier/Falcon show, Scarlet Witch is expected to be six to eight episodes long and won’t be connected to either the Netflix Marvel TV universe or that of Disney’s broadcast banner, ABC. Production of the streaming series will be handled by Marvel Studios and not Marvel Television, bringing blockbuster-like budgets to each focused, limited season.

Not much more information is available on any of the MCU TV series, except for the fact that Empire writer Malcolm Spellman will write the limited series centering on Falcon and Winter Solidier. We should expect further confirmation from Disney proper once they’ve got their marketing machine all revved up and ready to go with official cast confirmations, title reveals, release dates, and more. Disney’s not alone in trying to get their many-headed streaming service up and available to the masses, but they might just be the furthest along the track in the quest to dethrone Netflix.

Press: Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran Explore Grief in First ‘Sorry for Your Loss’ Trailer

COLLIDER – Grief is a part of life. No matter who you are or where you go, you’re going to lose someone or something you love somewhere along the way. Such is the basis for Sorry for Your Loss, the new series that explore the process of grieving and learning to go on with your life. Elizabeth Olsen stars (and executive produces) as Leigh, a young woman who has to pick herself up and start over again after her husband dies unexpectedly.

The 10-episode series premieres on Facebook Watch Tuesday, September 18th with four all new episodes. Two new episodes will drop on the streaming platform every Tuesday at 6PM PT/9PM ET .

Written and created by playwright, Kit Steinkellner (Z: The Beginning of Everything), with James Pondsoldt (The Spectacular Now) executive producing and directing multiple episodes, Sorry for Your Loss also stars Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Jovan Adepo (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Mamoudou Athie (The Get Down), and Janet McTeer (Jessica Jones). The series will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival before heading to Facebook Watch. See the first trailer below.

 

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Sorry For Your Loss is a half hour drama on Facebook Watch that stars Elizabeth Olsen as Leigh Shaw, a young widow struggling to put her life back together in the wake of her husband’s unexpected death. The show is simultaneously devastating and uplifting, with grounded, flawed characters desperate to find humor anywhere they can. The series dives into grief as an unavoidable, universal, transformative part of life. Leigh’s journey will teach us that grief is not something merely to endure, medicate away or “muscle through,” but an essential part of the human experience.”

Press: Elizabeth Olsen, Kelly Marie Tran grapple with love and death in Sorry for Your Loss

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Leigh (Elizabeth Olsen) is trying to move on.

 

In Facebook Watch’s Sorry For Your Loss, Olsen (who also serves as an executive producer) plays a young widow who, following the sudden death of her husband, finds her life — and every relationship in it — changed by the event. Written and created by playwright Kit Steinkellner (Amazon’s Z: The Beginning of Everything), the half-hour drama also stars Kelly Marie Tran (in her first role since joining the Star Wars franchise), Jovan Adepo (The Leftovers), Mamoudou Athie (Unicorn Store), and Janet McTeer (Marvel’s Jessica Jones). The 10-episode half-hour series will premiere on Facebook Watch on Sept. 18.

 


 

The Avengers: Infinity War alum stars as Leigh Shaw, who struggles to live without her husband, Matt (Mamoudou Athie). But don’t call her weak: Leigh is tough and fierce (and sometimes admittedly judgmental). She knows she can be resilient, but grief complicates her already complicated life.

 
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Press: Behind the Scenes of Avengers: Infinity War’s Crushing Finale

E! NEWS – Still reeling from the final moments in Avengers: Infinity War?

E! News has an exclusive look at Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Chris Evans, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen and Sebastian Stan filming the devastating finale, culminating in—spoiler alert!—Thanos activating the Infinity Gauntlet and snapping his fingers, wiping out half the galaxy’s population.

Black Panther? Bye. Groot? Gone. Spider-Man? See ya.

The final battle occurs after Thanos goes on a smash and grab across the universe to collect all six Infinity Stones, giving him unparalleled power. The Mind Stone is embedded in Vision’s forehead, bringing Thanos to Wakanda—where the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and a host of other superheroes are preparing to fight him to the death. “When Thanos shows up, we really wanted to make this the most powerful moment ever,” executive producer Trinh Tran says in a bonus featurette (included on the digital and Blu-ray editions of the blockbuster). Of course, deciding which heroes would vanish was a challenge. “In terms of our choices about who Thanos would end up eradicating with his snap, it was very story-focused. How do we pay off each individual character’s storyline most profoundly?” co-director Anthony Russo asks. “The first person to go is Bucky Barnes, and it’s shot from Captain America’s perspective.”
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Press: “Avengers: Infinity War” Trailer Assembles Marvel’s Mightiest Heroes

 

CNN – Marvel’s Avengers have taken on aliens, robots and even each other. If the latest trailer for the Disney studio’s new superhero movie is any indication of what’s next, they are about to take on their greatest foe yet: Thanos.

 

The imposing (and quite purple) space villain flexes his muscles in film’s new trailer, which premiered on Friday morning. The preview includes your standard Marvel comic book action mixed with comedy, but Thanos’ looming presence sets the scene what what appears to be a major battle on the horizon.
 

“The entire time I knew him he only ever had one goal: To wipe out half the universe,” Zoe Saldana’s Gamora is heard saying in the trailer. “If gets all the Infinity Stones, he can do it with the snap of his fingers. Just like that.”

 

“Tell me his name again,” Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man asks.

 

Gamora responds in a whisper, “Thanos.”

 

The two-minute trailer, which has racked up close to a million views on YouTube in less than three hours, features nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes the crew in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

 

A bearded Captain America is seen taking on Thanos in hand-to-hand combat, Spider-Man is swinging through debris, and Thor finds his head nearly being crushed by the villain. The glimpses of our heroes in peril led some fans online to fear that some Marvel characters may not make it out of alive.

 
Marvel Studios’ latest hero, Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, is featured prominently in the new trailer.

 
“Black Panther” has been one of Marvel’s biggest and most critically acclaimed hits since it opened last month. The film, which is the first Marvel project directed by an African-American, broke records on its opening weekend at the box office and has made more than $1.1 billion worldwide.

 

“Avengers: Infinity War” looks to be the one of the biggest films Marvel has ever produced, which is saying something since the brand has had 18 straight number one openings and has grossed more than $14.5 billion globally.

 
“Avengers: Infinity War” hits theaters on April 27..

Press: Spirit Awards: ‘Ingrid Goes West’ Wins Best First Feature

The black comedy took home the award on Saturday.

 

 

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Ingrid Goes West won the award for best first feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which were handed out Saturday in Santa Monica.

 

The film beat out fellow nominees Columbus, Menashe, Oh Lucy! and Patti Cake$.

 

Director Matt Spicer accepted the award alongside the cast and crew. “All these people on stage made this movie happen. But rather than list a bunch of people, I just wanted to dedicate this award to one person in particular, and that is [star] Aubrey Plaza,” he said. “Casting Aubrey in this movie was the best decision I ever made as a director.”

 

Ingrid Goes West follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza), a woman who flees Pennsylvania for Los Angeles to befriend Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen), a socialite who just so happens to be Ingrid’s latest obsession. Jared Ian Goldman, Aubrey Plaza, Tim White, Trevor White, Adam Mirels and Robert Mirels produced the film.

 

The 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards took place in a tent next to the Santa Monica Pier and aired on IFC on Saturday, March 3. Nick Kroll and John Mulraney returned as hosts for the second year in a row.

 

Press: Is An All-Female Marvel Superhero Movie In The Future?

 

/FILM – For years, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been calling for a solo movie centered on Black Widow, the ass-kicking super spy played by Scarlett Johansson. And while there have been a lot of vague claims of support from the people in charge at Marvel, we’ve yet to see her suit up for her own film.

 

But now there may be a film on the horizon that focuses on all of the prominent women characters in the MCU, not just Black Widow. Read Marvel Studios president and mega-producer Kevin Feige‘s comments about the possibility of an all-female Marvel movie below.

 

io9 was at a recent press conference for Thor: Ragnarok, where Ragnarok actress Tessa Thompson – who plays the sword-wielding Valkyrie in that movie – told a story about how she led a charge that Valkyrie herself would have been proud of:

 

“Recently, I marched up with a couple of other women that work in Marvel and we went to Kevin, ‘What about a movie with some female super heroes? Like all of them?’”

 

Feige jumped in to reveal what happened:

 

“It was a pretty amazing moment to be somewhere and have your shoulder get tapped and turn around every female hero we have is standing there going, ‘How about it?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’”

 

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Press: Tribeca, Chanel Recruit Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel Weisz for Women’s Filmmaker Workshop

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Donna Gigliotti and Dakota Fanning return with Amma Asante, Ilene Chaiken and Mira Nair for the third annual three-day program.

 

Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel’’s third women’s filmmaker program is calling on Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel Weisz, Donna Gigliotti, Amma Asante, Mira Nair and Dakota Fanning.

 

The three-day workshop — titled Through Her Lens and presented in collaboration with Pulse Films and supported by Tribeca Film Institute — will provide five female filmmakers with project support, master classes and one-on-one mentorship. Taking place Oct. 17-19 in New York City, it will cover a range of topics, including script-to-screen development, story structure, casting, finding collaborators, festival strategy, distribution, and working with music composers, costume designers and producers.

 

The program’s master class advisers include writer-director Amma Asante, actor Dakota Fanning, producer Donna Gigliotti, composer Laura Karpman, producer Riva Marker and costume designer Sandy Powell.

 

The jurors include director/producer Mira Nair, producer Paula Weinstein and actor/producer Rachel Weisz.

 

The mentors include producer Caroline Baron, writer/executive producer Ilene Chaiken, writer Leslie Dixon, casting director Ellen Lewis, actor Elizabeth Olsen and producer Celine Rattray.

 

The writing mentors include producer Effie T. Brown, producer Lucy Fisher, president of TriStar Hannah Minghella and director/writer/producer Robin Swicord.

 

“We created Through Her Lens with Chanel three years ago to support and nurture female artists through mentorship and funding,” said Paula Weinstein, evp of Tribeca Enterprises. “Since then, we’ve built a community of incredible women storytellers who recognize how critical it is to discover and empower female filmmakers. We’re excited to welcome this next generation of rising talent to the program.”

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“She gobbled that jibby-jabber”. Avengers star Olsen struggles with very rude Scots slang

DEADLINE NEWS – A HILARIOUS video has captured Avengers actress Elizabeth Olsen struggling to pronounce very rude Scottish slang.

 

In the side-splitting clip, uploaded by fellow actress Jade Olivia Gordon, Olsen can be seen reading the list of phrases – including “baws” – from a screen and cracking up laughing.

 

Olsen is in Scotland filming the latest Avengers film, and has clearly taken the opportunity to get familiar with the local dialect.

 

At the start of the minute-long video, the actress can be seen saying: “She gobbled that jibby-jabber” before laughing uncontrollably.

 

After a few seconds, she looks down at her phone and says “baws – that’s testicles.” She then repeats “baws” again before sniggering at the sound of the word.

 

Olsen’s pronunciation of the words comes out more like “bozz”.

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