Avengers 2: Saoirse Ronan wants to be Scarlet Witch

Saoirse Ronan backs Joss Whedon in Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver war with Bryan Singer

Scarlet Witch as she appears in the Marvel Comics
Scarlet Witch as she appears in the Marvel Comics

Fresh from the news that Bryan Singer has beaten Joss Whedon to getting Quicksilver cast in X-Men: Days Of Future Past in the first gunshot in a potential war between 20th Century Fox and Disney over their Marvel movies, The Host and Byzantium star Saoirse Ronan has thrown her backing behind Whedon’s take on the superpowered brother/sister combo.

Reacting to rumours that she was being used as the archetype for a younger Scarlet Witch in Whedon’s Avengers Assemble 2, Ronan told The Mary Sue, “I have heard about it and yes, I would.

“Yeah, of course I would,” Ronan added. “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.”

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