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Elizabeth Olsen Talks Godzilla (2014): Getting Pitched By Edwards & Interacting With The Monster

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Elizabeth Olsen is set to play Elle Brody, wife to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Ford Brody, nurse and mother as well, in the upcoming highly anticipated Godzilla movie from director Gareth Edwards.

The latest issue of Total Film magazine has a featured article on the actress where she talks Godzilla as well as The Avengers 2 (find out about the Scarlet Witch costume here).

Olsen starts off by discussing her first meeting with Edwards and how the director first pitched Godzilla: not as strictly a monster movie, but a film with human development and emotion.

“He was really jet-lagged and had been doing the same pitch over and over,” she offered. “He said, ‘I’ve been doing this so much that I might miss things or repeat myself,’ and I was like ‘Whatever, Godzilla.’ Then he started showing the previsualisations and he explained to me what my role would be. He said, “I don’t like the way it is in the script right now. I’d like to continue to develop it.’ It was kid of cool to hear ‘we want your part to have more substance than what it does now, which is just a holding place.’ Automatically he opened himself up to being a collaborator.”

Olsen also reveals she was Edwards’ choice for the role – as well as Joss Whedon’s for The Avengers 2.

“With Godzilla, Gareth wanted me to do it, so it was my job to take or not to take. That was crazy!” Olsen said. “I didn’t have to do screen tests with six other girls waiting in the lobby. Same thing with The Avengers. Joss wanted me to do it! It’s all kind of shocking. I don’t know how I got the job, but now I have it, and we’re creating it. It’s been a really fun process. We’re being aware of the comic books but also doing our own thing.”

Olsen also offers how she approached the spectacle of the rumored 300-foot-plus Godzilla monster.

“I approached Godzilla like I’d approach anything. It’s just a little bit more imagination,” said Olsen. “I don’t understand what looking at a big monster is, but I’d think, ‘It’s a sniper, shooting at me from a high building.’ I understand what that is.”

Elizabeth Olsen also provided a few details about her character: Will she interact with Godzilla?

“I do get to be in the midst of the action, but most of the action I’m amidst are the casualties! I’m a nurse and I have a child with Aaron. I’m trying to do my job as a nurse but also to take care of my child. I’ve never been interested in being someone who points at things and runs and screams.”

“Godzilla” opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.

Synopsis:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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No Scarlet Witch Comic Book Costume For Avengers 2 Says Elizabeth Olsen

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Sorry, fanboys. The Avengers 2 will not feature Elizabeth Olsen in a scantily clad racy comic book costume.

In the latest tissue of Total Film magazine, Elizabeth Olsen comments on the look of her Scarlet Witch for The Avengers 2.

“We’ve done some costume stuff, yeah! My favorite piece is my secrecy cloak that prevents anyone from seeing what I’m wearing. There’s a hood, and a robe – it protects the image!” Olsen said.

“But I don’t think Joss Whedon ever hired me, honestly, if he wanted me to wear those outfits; I am not a professional athlete nor am I a model,” Olsen continued. “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. Well, 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!”

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“The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” hits May 1, 2015 directed by Joss Whedon starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo with James Spader as Ultron.

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Marvel Officially Announces Elizabeth Olsen & Aaron Taylor-Johnson For The Avengers 2

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It’s official! Marvel has finally announced that Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have been cast in The Avengers 2.

Elizabeth Olsen will play the Scarlet Witch with Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver.

The duo will also appear together in next May’s Godzilla.

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron has a May 1, 2015 release date directed by Joss Whedon also starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and James Spader as Ultron.

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Press Release

Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have officially joined the Avengers family as the brother-sister duo of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the highly-anticipated sequel to 2012’s smash-hit “Marvel’s The Avengers”! “Avengers: Age of Ultron” arrives in theaters May 1, 2015.

Taylor-Johnson broke out with his roles as Dave Lizewski in the “Kick-Ass” franchise and with his portrayal of a young John Lennon in “Nowhere Boy,” for which he won an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. Since then, Taylor Johnson has starred in 2012’s critically-acclaimed “Anna Karenina” and director Oliver Stone’s “Savages.”

Since making her big screen debut in 2011 with “Silent House” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” for which the actress garnered a number of awards and nominations, Olsen has gone on to star alongside the likes of Robert DeNiro and Sigourney Weaver in “Red Lights,” Josh Brolin and Samuel L. Jackson in director Spike Lee’s “Oldboy.”

Taylor-Johnson and Olsen will share the screen as leads in the highly anticipated “Godzilla” remake scheduled for a May 2014 release.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” will bring the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes together again to face one of their biggest villains, with “Marvel’s The Avengers” director Joss Whedon returning to write and direct the sequel. “Marvel’s The Avengers” was released in 2012 and went on to earn $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the third-largest grossing movie of all time.

In addition to “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” on April 4, 2014; “Guardians of the Galaxy” on August 1, 2014; and “Ant-Man” on July 31, 2015.

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Elizabeth Olsen Confirms Scarlet Witch For The Avengers 2 & Aaron Taylor-Johnson For Quicksilver

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Elizabeth Olsen finally confirms the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2 as well as Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver.

Speaking with MTV, Elizabeth Olsen stated she looks forward to returning to star alongside Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the two are featured in the upcoming Godzilla movie.

“Yeah. We get to play husband and wife, and we get to play twin brother and sister,” Olsen told MTV. “It’s also fun because even though in Godzilla we play husband and wife, we don’t have a lot of scenes together. I just love him. I love his family. I love his kids. I’m so excited…to actually work with each other. I think it’s going to be fun.”

Olsen is also asked if she has seen any The Avengers 2 concept art for Scarlet Witch.

“No. I just know about it and it’s been talked [about]. It’s so fun,” Olsen said.

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron has a May 1, 2015 release date directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and James Spader.

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Ultron Teaser:

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Bryan Cranston & Elizabeth Olsen Talk Godzilla 2014 (Video)

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While fans eagerly await Legendary to kick off promotions and the first Godzilla trailer, a new video from this past Summer’s Comic-Con has been released featuring Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen talking about the latest monster movie.

Cranston and Olsen offer it’s a real approach to Godzilla in that there are both external and internal threats. Olsen says it’s not filmed from the perspective of Godzilla with cameras attached to cranes, but as if a monster walks out of the sea and people’s reactions to that. Cranston continues with mention Godzilla revolves around the concept of nuclear energy and that “whenever you think you can contain an energy like that perhaps you are being foolish.”

Bryan Cranston plays a scientist working in Japan, with Elizabeth Olsen a nurse and wife to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character.

Check out Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen talking Godzilla at about the 3:30 mark.

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.

Synopsis:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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Elizabeth Olsen Basically Confirms Scarlet Witch For The Avengers 2 & Could Be At NYCC

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Last week saw Samuel L. Jackson spill the beans that The Avengers 2 has picked up Elizabeth Olsen, speculated to be playing the Scarlet Witch.

Now while appearing as a guest on the Live With Kelly & Michael show, the actress all but confirms she is in the movie.

EOnline reports Olsen was questioned about being in The Avengers 2, with her response coming with a big grin.

“Samuel Jackson can say what he likes,” Olsen said.

Kelly Ripa then mentioned that “OK. I think that means, yes,” and went on to state that Olsen will then be at this weekend’s NYCC, insinuating an Avengers appearance, with Elizabeth Olsen playing coy, but offering she just might be there.

“Actually, my brother works for a comic book, so you might. Because I might be visiting his booth,” Olsen said.

Olsen’s Godzilla co-star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is currently in talks to play the brother to the Scarlet Witch with Quicksilver.

“The Avengers: Age Of Ultron” has a May 1, 2015 release directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson.

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Elizabeth Olsen Is The Scarlet Witch In The Avengers 2

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Looks like Samuel L. Jackson spilled the beans by letting it be known that Elizabeth Olsen has been cast in The Avengers 2 as Scarlet Witch.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Jackson lets it be known they have added Olsen.

“I don’t think we begin shooting before March of next year,” Jackson said of “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the next film to begin shooting in the Marvel universe.  ”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.”

Olsen has been rumored for the role of Scarlet Witch for sometime.

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron has a May 1, 2015 release starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth.

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Godzilla (2014): Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen Character Details Become Known

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Godzilla character details become known from a newly surfaced video coming out of this past summer’s Comic-Con with Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston.

Elizabeth Olsen lets it be known that her character in Godzilla is named Elle Brody and is wife to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character; that they have a child together and she is a nurse. Olsen also offers details about the direction of the movie.

“This Godzilla brings it back to the route of the original reason why the Japanese made this film,” Olsens said. “It’s about attempting to control nature and it’s not ultimately working out in the end. There is an awesome grittiness to this film and a nice reality and a nice storyline to hold on to, as well as amazing special effects.”

Bryan Cranston also talks about the new Godzilla, offering it’s a different take than past versions and will pay off for the movie goer as it’s very relatable.

“We think that you will be able to wipe the memory of the old Godzilla 12 years ago, or whenever that was, right completely out of your system. This Godzilla is completely different. It is very much a character driven monster movie. If that makes sense; to combine those types of filmmaking together,” Cranston offered. “I say ‘why not? It’s long over due.’ Instead of just having a monster, if you invest in these characters, if you feel for them and care for them, you are going to appreciate them and have a better experience when the monster arrives than if you are ‘it’s a person I don’t know who it is. He just got crushed. Oh, okay, whatever,’  and that’s what this Godzilla 2014 does.”

Bryan Cranston continued with mention of details for his character in the movie.

“My character is a scientist, a PhD, and he is working at a site in Japan when he discovers an anomaly in some sonar signaling and patterns, and he is just starting the investigation when all hell breaks loose,” Cranston said.

Check out the vide below for more of Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston talking Godzilla:

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.

Synopsis:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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Elizabeth Olsen Gets Grilled About Scarlet Witch For The Avengers 2 (Video)

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Elizabeth Olsen is currently rumored to play Scarlet Witch for Joss Whedon in The Avengers 2.

Scarlet Witch is the mutant brother to Quicksilver, who will also be appearing in the movie with – interestingly enough – Olsen’s Godzilla co-star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, currently in talks to play the speedster.

MTV caught up with Elizabeth Olsen and grilled the actress about Scarlet Witch. She doesn’t offer much, just that she would love to be involved, but her reaction to the line of questioning may be revealing.

Check it out below.

The Avengers 2 kicks off May 1, 2015 starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlet Johansson and Chris Evans.

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Godzilla (2014) Is Going To Be Really F’N Cool Says Elizabeth Olsen

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We get some news on the upcoming Gareth Edwards-directed Godzilla movie from Elizabeth Olsen, playing who is thought to be a nurse or doctor in the movie.

In the latest issue of Dazed Digital, Elizabeth Olsen mentions the Godzilla 2014 movie offering her thoughts.

“This one is going to be really fucking cool,” Olsen said. “It will be nothing like any [other] American Godzilla.”

Recently at Comic-Con, she said after Gareth Edwards showed her the Godzilla footage from the previous year she wanted to be a part of it. Olsen offered: “The script was in good taste” and “it was going to be a fun ride to be a part of; it has a strong character narrative, but at the same time it satisfies the destruction and all that. It looks amazing.”

Elizabeth Olsen is also rumored to play the Scarlett Witch in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2.

Related: First look at Godzilla monster from new movie poster.

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.

Synopsis:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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Godzilla’s Elizabeth Olsen In Talks For Scarlet Witch For The Avengers 2

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On top of the Bradley Cooper voicing Rocket Raccoon news in Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s now said that Marvel Studios is in talks with Elizabeth Olsen to play the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2.

Saoirse Ronan was said to be Joss Whedon’s model for the character in The Avengers 2, with the actress stating it was just a rumor.

Now with Ronan seemingly out of the picture, it’s reported that Elizabeth Olsen, starring in the Gareth Edwards Godzilla 2014 movie from Legendary and Warner Bros., is in talks for the role.

The Hollywood Reporter says that multiple sources have filled them in that Olsen is in negotiations with Olsen to play the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: The Age of Ultron.

If talks work out between Marvel Studios and Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, she may play alongside fellow Godzilla actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson who is currently in negotiations for the role of Quicksilver.

The Avengers 2 hits May 1, 2015.

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Godzilla (2014) Cast Has Fun Visiting Comic-Con Encounter (Video)

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At the recent Comic-Con, Legendary held a special Godzilla Encounter exhibit which saw concept statues surface as well as a walk through the history of the King of the Monsters.

Fans not only got chance to see all things Godzilla from the past and hints of what’s to come, but so did the cast.

Legendary has released the following video featuring the cast of the movie at the Godzilla Encounter.

We see the stars of the film as they navigate the thrilling interactive environment and shared some behind-the-scenes info about the set of Godzilla, including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and director Gareth Edwards.

Fun video.

Also coming out of the SDCC was talk of a Godzilla sequel, Edwards discussing the size of the monster, and a first look at footage.

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.

Synopsis:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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Watch The Godzilla (2014) Comic-Con Panel With Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Gareth Edwards & More

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Below you can watch the Godzilla Comic-Con panel from yesterday which featured director Gareth Edwards, Aaron Johnson, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Olsen.

The panel also featured a first look at Godzilla through an exclusive trailer, one that more than likely will not make its way online.

The Godzilla trailer featured a short battle between soldiers and a spider-kaiju, with Godzilla making his presence known, which you can read all about in our recap.

Following the panel, it then hit the net that the villain of the Godzilla movie might be Hedorah The Smog Monster.

Legendary also brought with them to Comic-Con the Godzilla Encounter which was actually housed outside the SDCC giving fans a look at the history of the King of Monsters. The exhibit also included a concept statue; however, director Gareth Edwards said it’s not 100% exactly like Godzilla in the movie.

Speaking of Godzilla, in a recent interview, Edwards described the beast as an anti-hero as well as a wrath of nature.

Two images also leaked which may or may not have been from last year’s Con.

Lastly, Legendary kicked things off at Comic-Con with a new Godzilla movie poster giving us a perspective of the size of the monster (pictured right).

The Comic-Con panel also included our first plot synopsis for Godzilla, which is found below.

Here is the video footage of the Godzilla Comic-Con panel:

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont, and Dave Callaham.

Synopsis:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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Legendary 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Signings Schedule Includes Godzilla (2014) & Pacific Rim

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Legendary revealed their signings schedule for the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con which includes the cast and creators from Godzilla and Pacific Rim.

Screenwriter Travis Beacham will be on hand for Pacific Rim, and from the new Godzilla movie, director Gareth Edwards and stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen will be on hand for signings.

Here’s the full schedule with Legendary also being a part of the WB/Legendary panel to be held Saturday at the SDCC.

EVENTS SCHEDULE

Jul 16 42: Available on Blu-ray, DVD, UltraViolet Release ALL DAY

Jul 18 Q&A with Travis Beacham, Writer of Pacific Rim San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #3920 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Jul 18 Shadow Walk Signing – Mark Waid, Shane Davis & Max Brooks San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #3920 5:00PM – 6:00PM

Jul 19 Portfolio Review with Bob Schreck San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #3920 11:30AM – 12:30PM

Jul 20 Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Preview Their Upcoming Lineups San Diego Comic-Con, Hall H 10:45AM – 1:15PM

Jul 20 Seventh Son Signing – Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Kit Harington, Antje Traue and Sergei Bodrov San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #3920 11:40AM – 12:20PM

Jul 20 300: Rise of an Empire Signing – Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro and Noam Murro San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #3920 12:30PM – 1:00PM

Jul 20 Godzilla Signing – Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Gareth Edwards San Diego Comic-Con, Booth #3920 1:00PM – 1:45PM

Jul 24 The Tower Chronicles Book One: GeistHawk Available in Comic Book Shops ALL DAY

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First Look At Elizabeth Olsen In Godzilla (2014)

We get a first look at Elizabeth Olsen from the Vancouver set of the new Godzilla movie.

Olsen is playing an as-of-yet unnamed character, but said to be a possible doctor and girlfriend to Aaron Johnson’s Lieutenant Ford.

The following set images reveal Elizabeth Olsen taking part in a scene set in San Francisco where it looks like a Godzilla monster attacks.

In addition to images of Elizbeth Olsen, some of the crowd can be seen looking up.

Up at what is the question as there are numerous unconfirmed reports of multiple monsters in the film, with the latest stating there are possible multiple Godzilla creatures.

Elizabeth Olsen is 24 years-old and younger sister to Mary-Kate and Ashley, of course known for Full House.

Godzilla opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston.

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Godzilla 2014 Cast Announced & Production Begins

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Aaron Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, and Bryan Cranston have all been cast in the new Godzilla, which has a May 16, 2014 release in 3D.

See details below for more.

 

Press Release

 

WARNER BROS. PICTURES AND LEGENDARY PICTURES ANNOUNCE CAST AND START OF PRODUCTION FOR “GODZILLA”

 

BURBANK, CA, March 18, 2013 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today the final principal cast for the upcoming tent pole “Godzilla.” Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, and Juliette Binoche are starring in the film, with David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston.

The companies also announced that principal photography began today on location in Vancouver.

Gareth Edwards is directing the film from a screenplay by Max Borenstein, Frank Darabont and Dave Callaham. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing with Mary Parent and Brian Rogers. Alex Garcia and Patricia Whitcher are serving as executive producers alongside Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, “Godzilla” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.

Slated to open on May 16, 2014, the film is expected to be presented in 3D.