Marvel Star Elizabeth Olsen Dismisses Rumors She’s In ‘House Of The Dragon’

The Scarlet Witch star isn't heading to Westeros any time soon.

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Marvel star Elizabeth Olsen has addressed the rumors that she is set to appear in the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon.

House of the Dragon explores the history of Game of Thrones‘ House Targaryen, set during a period of civil war in which the noble house is turned upon itself. Rumors have been swirling for a while that Elizabeth Olsen is set to join the series for its second season.

The Scarlet Witch actress was recently asked about the rumors and revealed she hasn’t heard anything official about potentially joining the HBO series.

No Scarlet Witch In Westeros?

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Elizabeth Olsen was asked about those House of the Dragon rumors and the actress swiftly dismissed the notion she might be in the series.

Olsen said she would be open to appearing in House of the Dragon or another corner of the world of Game of Thrones, but also said “I don’t know how rumors like that get started and people think they’re legitimate.”

Asked directly whether she could confirm she was not appearing in House of the Dragon, Olsen shook her head and said “I mean, I’ve never heard of such a thing.”

See Elizabeth Olsen’s full response in the video below:

Of course, being well-versed in the rules of mega-franchises like Game of Thrones thanks to her time spent in the MCU, Elizabeth Olsen is not likely to give anything away if she were set to appear in House of the Dragon. Her comments here could be simple misdirection, but for the time being, it looks like there’s no sign of Olsen joining the HBO series.

Here is the synopsis for House of the Dragon:

Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal serve as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon and are executive producing alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno.

New episodes of House Of The Dragon premiere on HBO and HBO Max every Sunday at 9 ET. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and Elizabeth Olsen’s potential role, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: ET