Saoirse Ronan Addresses The Scarlet Witch Rumors

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scarletThe internet was pleasantly surprised when Joss Whedon actually revealed some of his Avengers 2 secrets recently. Marvel‘s Godfather said that he was going to use a “brother/sister act” in the sequel to shake things up. A few days later he admitted it was indeed the duo everyone thought he was referring to- Wanda and Pietro Maximoff. Not long after that story broke, another one claiming Whedon was using Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones/Hanna) as the prototype for his Scarlet Witch. Today Saoirse Ronan has weighed in on that rumor and the possibility of her playing the character in a recent interview with The Mary Sue.

ronanRonan spoke with the site to promote her upcoming movie Violet & Daisy, but of course they had to find out if she’d be up for playing the Scarlet Witch. When asked if she new about the story regarding her being Whedon‘s prototype:

Ronan: I have heard about it and yes, I would. Yeah, of course I would. I love Joss and I love those films, and I love his handle on them and how he portrayed these kinds of superheroes. I think it’s very different from what anyone else has done. So yeah, I’d love to be in it.”

The Mary Sue: Awesome, I hope it happens.

Ronan: So do I!

Whedon is on Twitter now, so he could play the denial game regarding any and all Marvel rumors coming down the pipeline over the next few years. We’ll keep our eyes on his feed to see if he mentions anything about Ronan. If she is indeed the prototype, it’s a safe bet that she also has first shot at the role. She’s open to it so it may be an even better bet to think she’s going to be talking to Marvel sometime soon. What do you think? Whedon is going for a younger and possibly British take on Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, so could you get behind Saoirse Ronan as the sorceress?

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Source : The Mary Sue