The Avengers 2: Who Should Play Scarlet Witch?

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Putting aside speculation and hints about supporting characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe – like Don Cheadle’s War Machine – appearing in The Avengers 2, over the last two weeks it’s been hinted at and seemingly confirmed that there will be at least two new “heroes” joining Earth’s Mightiest for the sequel.

It’s the mutant children of X-Men villain Magneto known as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. For a variety reasons, they may be quite different from the Marvel Comics version of the characters and the studio may already have an idea of who they want for one of the roles.

SuperHeroHype has the inside info on a few pre-production notes regarding the “brother-sister act” Whedon is excited about writing for The Avengers 2. First and most notably is that the current design of Scarlet Witch is reportedly being based off of young Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, who after hitting the spotlight with an Oscar nomination for her performance in Atonement, has been working consistently on large projects ever since, including City of Ember, Hanna, The Lovely Bones and most recently, The Host.

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According to the description of the film’s version of Scarlet Witch, known as Wanda Maximoff in the books, Whedon and Marvel will be looking for someone in their twenties to play a British version of the character. Ronan turns 20 next year and is incredibly talented, can do action, and is very familiar with the sci-fi genre.

Wanda, like her twin brother Pietro, is actually of Eastern European decent in the books but fans should expect changes to be made. Not only will her accent and background be altered when it comes to her nationality and family ties, but her origins and powers could be revamped as well. In Marvel Comics, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are the offspring of Magneto but due to rights issues those important details cannot be included. This likely means that in The Avengers 2 – if the reports and hints prove true – we’re going to see a pair of British super-powered people who are not mutants and have no relation to Magneto.

We expect that their powers will remain the same, but we don’t know how they will be explained in the film. Quicksilver has superhuman speed but his sister’s ability is much more complex. She can change probabilities and rewrite reality.

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Unless by some fanboy miracle Marvel Studios and Twentieth Century Fox are working a deal – much to the happiness of X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner and Fox consultant Mark Millar – to have their Marvel film universes crossover or share some semblance of continuity, expect significant changes to be made. Without delving into spoilers, Iron Man 3 took major liberties with key stories from the Iron Man comics and since it represented the first chapter of Phase Two, we shouldn’t be surprised if future films do the same.

If Whedon is excited about including these two characters in particular, there will be very important story implications as to why. In the comics, Scarlet Witch rewrote reality, erasing abilities from most mutants on Earth in the major crossover event
House of M. She also has close ties to other key Avengers characters including Wonder Man and Vision – the latter of which was namedropped as a possible theory for how Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson could return from the grave.

Wanda’s also shared a unique relationship with the villainous robot Ultron, a creation of original Ant-Man Hank Pym, who of course is getting a debut right after The Avengers 2 in late 2015. Let the speculation run rampant until we know more, but like Marvel President and producer Kevin Feige said, the current first draft of the script could change drastically in six months, much like the Wasp character was dropped from the first team-up in favor of Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow.

Iron Man 3 releases May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and Doctor Strange sometime after that.

Let me know on Twitter @rob_keyes what new characters you’d add to the roster of The Avengers 2!

Source: SHH

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  1. Just thought of this now, but Clark Gregg can play both characters.


  2. Ronan would be fantastic as Scarlet Witch, but whether she takes on the role is another is another thing. The actress has a lot of projects lined up including Testament Of Youth and Mary Queen Of Scots.

  3. How the hell can you even think of not making them brother and sister?!?!?!?! It wont make any damn sense. Might as well not even call them wanda or pietro. First they are talking about changing up the fantastic four and now this mess. Keep the fans of the comics happy, they are the ones who really pay you

  4. How the hell can you even think of not making them brother and sister! It wont make any sense. Might as well not even call them wanda or pietro. First they are talking about changing up the fantastic four and now this mess.

  5. I think they should’ve stayed clear of these two, there’s too much back history with the mutant issue and magneto… its a major can of worms.

    I’d rather no wanda and pietro if it means their, very interesting, backstory is completely altered.

    There’s not much Marvel can do, other than having the tesseract maybe having effected them, turning them into witch and silver. I don’t know, they have to create an entirely new origin just to squeeze them in. There’re so many other avengers they could’ve used.

    I’m not feeling it.

    • I agree leave Quicksilver and Scarlett witch out and I think they just need to add Wasp and Ant-Man and leave it at that leave QS and SW for a future X-Men movie after Days of Futures Past

  6. They can’t use the word, “mutant.” That’s different than “they can’t be mutants.” It wouldn’t require them to come up with a different origin. They can just say they were born with their abilities. “You mean they’re Mu…”
    “MOVING ON! Yes. Yes they are. We’re all moving on.”

    • Where is this stated. I have read (what I can find) on the agreements and can only find SPECIFIC reference to mutant names not the term mutant.

      One of the statements read:
      The “X-Men” comic book series, referred to in the Agreement as the “Property,” includes the X-Men Characters, specifically the “core” Characters and the Characters of the “X-Universe”; their origin stories; storylines from individual comic books; and “all other elements relating to the Property and the Characters.”

      It says all other elements. Since a mutant or mutation can happen in real life I dont see why Marvel could not use the term mutant as long as they did not associated that with the Xmen, Xavier, Mags or anything else Xmen related.

      Of course Fox would come back and claim Marvel is confusing the public but in all essence it would help (IMO) if anything.

      I have never been able to find specific wording saying Marvel cannot use the term Mutant.

      If you have it please let me know as im always interested in reading about it.


      • Mutation, as it exists within the world of X-Mem and Marvel comics would absolutely fall under the umbrella of “elements relating to the Property and the Characters”.  If Marvel wanted to attempt to use the term, Fox would most likely defend their legal right not to which would end up costing Marvel money and a lot of headaches where as they could have just altered the characters origins with a single line of dialogue.

        • So why were they allowed to use Mutant in the Mutant X title for the TV show along with the synopsis of “A secret government project to create genetic mutants results in them being released into the general population.”

          • In 2001, 20th Century Fox sued Marvel, Tribute Entertainment, and Fireworks Entertainment for breach of their licensing agreement and false advertisement. Fox stated it had exclusive rights from Marvel to develop the X-Men property, and anything similar was an infringement. Fox claimed that Mutant X was too similar to X-Men, and Mutant X was being advertised as an “X-Men replacement.”[6]

            Marvel counter-sued Fox, saying that the two were dissimilar and asking the courts to allow Mutant X production to go forward. Production was allowed, as long as X-Men material was not used in the promotion of Mutant X. Apparently, the title “Mutant X” itself was deemed too close to “X-Men” to be effectively leveraged.

            In 2003, Fox and Marvel resolved their differences in a confidential settlement of their suits. Meanwhile, Fox continued to pursue their case against Tribune and Fireworks. Tribune sued Marvel for fraud and breach of contract, claiming Marvel encouraged Tribune to connect Mutant X to the X-Men, misrepresented what they were getting in their license, and caused millions in losses due to the need to alter story lines and characters to ensure the mandated distance between Mutant X and X-Men, as well as fighting Fox’s litigation.[7]

            – Wikipedia

            Sounds like a lot of headaches to me…

            • I know Ive read that. Ive also read the legal document from the suit.

              Thing is mutant appears to have never been an issue or one that was passed over for more similar things such as an Xavier type character, code names etc.

              However the term mutant was allowed to be used and appears to have never been questioned.

              So logic (hahaha with lawyers) would dictate the term MUTANT can be used in the movies by Marvel.

              Unless of course somewhere someone can find something more concrete that states they cant.

              Again Ive read it all and ive missed some point em out as I like to read about it.

              • Where pray tell did you find a legal document of the suit?  Nevertheless, genetic mutation is a real thing, that much is true, but it doesn’t result in super powers.  If Marvel were to use mutation as an explanation for Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch’s super powers, it is not unlikely that Fox would at least file a suit that Marvel’s lawyers would have to address.  That mere POSSIBILITY of legal costs should be enough to deter Marvel from using that aspect of the comics, not when it can be so simply altered through the creative imagination of a screenwriter.
                And if you are worried that such a change would outrage diehard fans, altering aspects of a comic book character’s origins doesn’t seem to be an issue that weighs heavily on the minds of Marvel and Disney.  If you don’t believe that, then just watch Iron Man 3.  Or Thor and The Incredible Hulk for that matter.

  7. Both Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch should be of a mature age

  8. Both Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch should be of a mature age.

  9. I don’t understand why they have to change their origin. They can keep how they attain their powers in secret,much like the comics. Oh,well smh.

  10. Originally,Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch thought their powers were related to Wundagore Mt.

  11. I like that Scarlet witch and quicksilver are going to be young but I think that they should cast someone who is a little older but looks that young like jenifer lawerence in the hunger games. I mean she was 21 when they filmed it but she looked younger than that in the movie.

  12. I’m thinking crystal reed, lily Collins, or Emma stone unless they need an older actress.

  13. Just playing marvel war of hero’s and Ellen and boom Katie Perry

  14. I thought Meghan Ory was going to play the role of the scarlet witch, I am very disappointed