Rumor: Saoirse Ronan Passes On Scarlet Witch, So A New Contender Emerges For Age Of Ultron


scarlet witchNot long after Joss Whedon announced that the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would be appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron, it was revealed that the writer/director was using actress Saoirse Ronan as a template for Wanda Maximoff. The actress said in a few interviews the stories were nothing more than rumors, but said she would be open to talking about the role with Whedon and Marvel. That was a few months ago. Now it’s being reported that Ronan has passed on the role and a new contender has emerged.

Bleeding Cool says their sources are telling them Ronan has passed on the role. It’s not all bad since Whedon and company may have another actress in mind already. According to the site, Elizabeth Olsen is the director’s new favorite. Olsen, the sister of the famous Olsen twins, has appeared in films like Silent House, Liberal Arts, Kill Your Darlings and the upcoming Oldboy and Godzilla remakes. She has stood out in every film she’s been in, but this role would require her to adopt a “European” accent. She’ll not only have to match an accent with her on-screen brother (Aaron Taylor-Johnson pretty much has the role on lock), but she’ll have to hold her own against the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans and all the rest of The Avengers cast. Interesting side note: In Godzilla, Olsen will play Aaron Taylor-Johnson‘s girlfriend. That might be a little weird for some to see Olsen and Taylor-Johnson going from lovers to siblings, but hey we all know what the Maximoff‘s were up to in the Ultimate Universe.

Production for Avengers: Age of Ultron kicks off in a few weeks, so hopefully we’ll hear something official soon. Just as a reminder, Whedon can use the Maximoff siblings but he can’t mention they are mutants or that Magneto is their father. That’s something only Fox can do. With Quicksilver pretty well set, Scarlet Witch is the only puzzle piece not in place yet. What do you think about Olsen possibly taking on the role?


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Source : Bleeding Cool