Casting is underway for the second installment in the Avengers Movie Franchise and it looks like Marvel would like to have Saoirse Ronan for Scarlet Witch. Get the full skinny on this below and share your thoughts after the JUMP!
by Brett White
It’s worth a mention up top that this seems to be the rumoriest of rumors, but it’s about the Avengers and, well, that movie is so highly anticipated that even rumors are worth getting excited about at this point.
Super Hero Hype has heard from an unnamed source that Marvel has started looking for actors to play new additons Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in “The Avengers 2.” Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is said to be the prototypical actress for Scarlet Witch, while Quicksilver’s only qualifiers are “euro” and “edgy.” Both Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige confirmed the duo’s involvement in the sequel, even if the latter tempered expectations by stating that the script is still in the very early stages. But if this rumor has any truth to it, it looks like Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver have a pretty good shot of assembling in 2015.
Super Hero Hype also mentions that both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will be much younger than the rest of the Avengers, most likely in their ’20s. They’ll also be British instead of Eastern European. In the comics, the twins were born on the fictional Mount Wundagore located in the fictional country of Transia, which is said to exist near the countries of Romania and Serbia.
The comprehensive article makes a good point about Ronan, though; if the actress is the prototype for Wanda Maximoff, why not just cast her? That could very well end up being the case, and Ronan could end up in what could be the biggest sequel of all time.