by Brett White
Whatever uncertainty there is surrounding Quicksilver’s involvement now that Bryan Singer has called dibs on the character, it’s still relatively certain that at least one more Avenger will assemble in “Avengers 2“: Scarlet Witch. According to writer and director Joss Whedon, Wanda Maximoff will be among the movie’s new recruits, and he already has a prototypical actress in mind for Scarlet Witch. It was rumored earlier this month that Saoirse Ronan (“The Host”) is exactly the type of actress the production is looking for. But what does Ronan think about that? The Mary Sue asked if she had heard about the rumors and if she would consider joining the cast.
“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.”
So if it’s true that Whedon wants an actress like Ronan, then this should be a done deal. Of course things could easily change for the script, as it’s still in the early stages (as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has pointed out).
There are plenty of issues surrounding the inclusion of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, the most troubling being that Quicksilver was just snatched up by “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” If Marvel backs off of using the character due to his exposure in the Fox film, it’s possible that Scarlet Witch could hit the big screen without her twin brother. I really hate it when confusing film rights break families apart.
“The Avengers 2” starts principal photography in the United Kingdom in early 2014.
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