Saoirse Ronan Says She’s Not Involved with Avengers 2
A few months back, Avengers 2 writer and director Joss Whedon dropped a bomb on the geek world when he announced that a brother/sister team would be joining the already impressive cast of the anticipated sequel. Using our impressive detective skills, we figured out that he was talking about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Fast-forward a few weeks and a rumor pops up that Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was the model that Whedon was using while writing the powerful character. Jump forward a few more weeks and we learn that American Horror Story actor Evan Peters had been cast as the speedster Quicksilver, but still no word on Scarlet Witch and whether or not Ronan had been cast.
While talking with IFTN, Saoirse is asked if she was involved with the Avengers sequel and fans may be a bit disappointed by her response.
That’s not happening, no! I think that was just one of those little rumours floating about.
Of course, there is always the chance that she’s under a gag order and she is not to give any information about her involvement in the film, as is custom with Marvel films. With the Disney-owned studio once again having a huge presence at this year’s SDCC, we could learn more about the character and who will be filling the role.
On a side note, Bryan Singer has cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson, of Kick-Ass fame, as Pietro, AKA Quicksilver, in the latest X-Men film. Being that these two characters have served on the Avengers team and the X-Men team, both Fox and Marvel have access to the character rights, as long as Marvel doesn’t use the term “mutants” to describe them, as Fox owns those rights. Certainly a big middle finger to Marvel and their version of the character. However, my money is on Whedon and company to treat the character with the respect he deserves
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Source : IFTN