Rumor: Is Joss Whedon Modeling Scarlet Witch Off Of Saoirse Ronan?


scarletWe still have a few years and several movies before we get to Avengers 2, but we know that Joss Whedon has some pretty exciting things in the works. While chatting with reporters on the Iron Man 3 red carpet, Marvel‘s Godfather revealed that he would be bringing in a “brother/sister act” to shake things up. As many guessed, he was referring to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Since then it has been seemingly confirmed and rumors started circulating on who Whedon may pick to bring the roles to life. Today SuperHeroHype has heard about a possible influence on Whedon‘s writing of Scarlet Witch.

ronanSHH has heard from their sources that the brother/sister duo will be younger than the rest of the Avengers. Whedon may even have an actress in mind as he writes the script. According to the site:

Although Joss is still writing and probably not ready to send anything out to actors, for the two roles, they’re generally looking for actors in their 20s and we’ve heard word that the “prototype” for their Scarlet Witch is none other than Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. Except something to note is that they’re going “British” for the role rather than trying to have actors playing Eastern Europeans.

Ronan, who you probably know from films like The Lovely Bones and Hanna, is 19 right now. If my math is correct, and I double checked, she’ll turn 20 during filming of the movie which is set to kick off production next year. If she is the ‘prototype’ for the role it would be pretty silly for Marvel to not talk to her about actually taking on the role. Another interesting rumor is that the siblings will be played as British. No prototype for Quicksilver was reported on, but the site said he is described as “euro and edgy.” I don’t really know what that means, but knowing the character it means he’ll probably be a jerk and get on some of the team member’s nerves. Of course you need some salt for now, but what do you think about the possibility of Saoirse Ronan bringing the Witch to life?


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Source : SHH