Which Actress Is Joss Whedon Looking At For Scarlet Witch In THE AVENGERS 2?

To the surprise of geeks across the globe, rather than fan-favourite heroes such as Ant-Man and Wasp, Ms. Marvel and Black Panther joining The Avengers in it’s 2015 sequel, it was confirmed a few weeks ago that it will in fact be the Maximoff Twins, AKA Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, joining the cast. The movie is set to go in front of the cameras early next year so casting has to occur sometime soon… Which is why we’ve got this article for you.

SuperHeroHype report that they know which actress Joss Whedon and Marvel are using as a “prototype” for the role of Scarlet Witch, and that’s none other than Irish actress Saoirse Ronan. She’s been on many fan wish-lists for the character for quite some time, so it’s awesome to hear that she may be being looked at. Of course no meetings or formal offers have likely taken place yet, but don’t be surprised if we know by at least the end of June.

Additionally, the site also say that instead of casting eastern-European actors like in the comics they’re “going British”. No word on Quicksilver however, but he’s described as “euro” and “edgy”. Tom Felton anyone?

What do you think? I haven’t seen any of her material so I can’t really comment acting-wise, but I’ve heard great things and she looks the part. Share your thoughts below.


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  • Jack

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, I have no clue who this girl is but I hate her! Scarlet Witch is the dark white meat, she is half Jewish half Gypsy, I love her and connect to her as she is one of the more ethnic characters from the early days of Marvel. Plus to make her a brit would blow her whole back-story

  • Jay

    Scarlet Witch definitely has some beautiful olive skin, Middle Eastern lookin sister.