CBM Excusive: Helena Mattsson Wants To Be The Scarlet Witch!

The Surrogates and Ironman 2 star contacted CBM’s own Shaman to be sketched as her dream role!

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By Shaman - 9/28/2009
Helena Mattsson was born in Sweden and grew up reading comic books in Stockholm. Since she was always fond of witches, The Scarlet Witch quickly became her favourite comic book character. At a young age, she moved to London, England, and attended theatre school. She’s been living and acting in Hollywood since she was 19 years old. Being a fan of my art and my “sketch-casting” (which consists of casting actors in comic book character roles and sketching their portraits as that character), she contacted me and asked if I could sketch her as her own favourite character.

Now some of you might know that I don’t “sketch-cast” actors that I don’t personally endorse for the specific role. Call me ”anal” if you want, I take my art and comic book films very seriously as should the industry itself, but that’s another story. Since I had never heard of this actress before, I did a bit of research on her acting experience. To my astonishment, not only was she going to be a part of Disney’s “Surrogates” as well as “Ironman 2”, she also had the lead role in “Species: The Awakening” which was the fourth addition to the franchise (wait for it…).

Having only seen the first film in the franchise and thinking at the time that I had had my fill of their concept, the sigh I breathed while searching for the film online wasn’t one of relief. Needless to say I didn’t care to finish it however I had seen enough of her performance to judge her talents. She seemed too good for the film, literally. The director seemed to be "limiting" her acting abilities instead of exploiting them. I could see her true talent transpire through that horrid film. It was as if the director accepted "the rough" and didn't demand "the diamond" inside it. And her diamond was slightly shining through the rough while all I could see of the other actors was rubble. In fact, it felt very similar to Ashley Greene’s case in Twilight. It had to be the director’s fault for making them all act that off par. Ashley was the only one out of the whole bunch who delivered even if Pattinson had been very decent in Harry Potter. I learned later on that Ashley’s character was supposed to be “The Weird One”. Which I guess explains why only she shined.

Well I don’t know if Helena’s character was to be another one of them “weird ones” but she definitely outshined every one on set! From the little time we could notice her skills, we could see that she was able to display torture, anger, disdain, bafflement as well as joy and playfulness. I'd say, judging from her character, there was a "coldness" that would easily suit Emma Frost's personality a bit more than Wanda's but from the versatility that she was "allowed" to portray, I have no doubt that she could render justice to The Scarlet Witch's character. Not only that but I think she’d look great heading into battle along side Jensen Ackles as Captain America! The only problem I could see was that she is to appear in Ironman 2 so it would have to be a role that is minor enough for her to come back as someone else in Avengers. Unless… Hmmmm… Could it be… a “tie-in”? In the mean time, here’s…

My sketch of Helena Mattsson as The Scarlet Witch!!!

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flames809 - 9/28/2009, 9:26 AM
cool drawing
Shaman - 9/28/2009, 9:30 AM
Thanks man, glad you could even see it. For some reason, i can't here at work :( I always used to be able to... don't know what changed.
RorMachine - 9/28/2009, 9:40 AM
Cool stuff Shaman! A regular artist to the stars eh?:) Shes lovely looking, haven't seen her act yet but im probably going to see Surrogates layer on.
BmanHall - 9/28/2009, 9:41 AM
@ Shaman: Good pic and everything, but I can't see Helena Mattsson playing Scarlet Witch.

My vote for Scarlet Witch would be Kate Mara.

darkclaw89 - 9/28/2009, 9:44 AM
Gosh Shaman your articles ooze AWESOMENESS!!!That was a brilliant read,keep up the good work :-)
InTylerWeTrust - 9/28/2009, 9:48 AM
My vote for Scarlett Witch would be Anne Hathaway. This Mattsson girl is very easy on the eyes, but I don't know much about her acting.

JoshWilding - 9/28/2009, 9:56 AM
Shaman: Great article man! :) I havent seen her act so I cant say whether she would be right for Scarlet Witch but judging by your excellent sketch she most definitely looks the part!
Spock - 9/28/2009, 9:59 AM
Nice work as always Shaman. Spock has spoken hahahah lol! I just borrowed the line, but can have it back!
Shaman - 9/28/2009, 9:59 AM
Ror- I guess you can only immagine the fanboygasm i had when she contacted me LOL :P Thanks bud, and let us know what you think of the film as well as Helena's performance in it ;)

CBM- Cool, i didn't know if it was something wrong on my end or yours LOL

BmanHall- Well, looks wise, she's on the dot! But i don't know who Kate is... What has she been in???

darkclaw89- Thanks man!!! Didn't know i was doing that much of a good job writing these LOL :P

InTylerWeTrust82- I freakin' love Anne!!! Of course she'd be an awesome Wanda ;)

josh & Spock- Thanks dudes, good one spock ;)
CaptainCanada - 9/28/2009, 10:02 AM
man you got serious talent, and she deff looks the part
InTylerWeTrust - 9/28/2009, 10:02 AM
Mara was in the movie Shooter with Mark Wahlberg. That's the only thing I've seen her in, she wasn't too bad in it.
Shaman - 9/28/2009, 10:15 AM
Thanks cape! She'd be happy to hear that ;)

InTylerWeTrust82- That's one Wahlberg movie i wanted to see but i never got around to. It's on my list LOL :P
flames809 - 9/28/2009, 10:17 AM
i seen Mara in a lot of movie but forgot WAT the names of the movie and she was good in all of them didn't see shooter doe
InTylerWeTrust - 9/28/2009, 10:21 AM
I liked Shooter a lot. You should definitely check it out Shaman.

Eva Green is another awesome choice for Scarlet Witch.
BmanHall - 9/28/2009, 10:25 AM
@ Shaman: Shooter was pretty good. You really should check it out when you get the chance.
LEEE777 - 9/28/2009, 10:28 AM
SHAMAN @ Your jokin right lol??? ; D

Damn cool news bro!!!

I was hoping OLIVIA MUNN was playing a CAMEO of SCARLET WITCH in IM2 but if HELENA was on the set, that aint happening lol! : D

No to ACKLES! Dont make me draw SAM friggin' WORTHINGTON for CAP lol!!!

An cool drawing, i say YES 100 percent HELENA should be SCARLET WITCH!! ; )

Good stuff!!!


Thumbs up!!!
lc - 9/28/2009, 10:36 AM
oi leee ring mums now mr!! sad act you are with sam worthington !!
LEEE777 - 9/28/2009, 10:37 AM
Hey i know her, SPECIES IV!!! Hey it wasn't bad, much better than the last two!!!

I say yes to her as SCARLET WITCH!!!

EVA GREEN my A$$! ; D

Um thank LC lol, wen ya back, got da food! ; )
BmanHall - 9/28/2009, 10:46 AM
@ LEEE777 & Shaman: I think I'm done with Ackles and Wothington. I'm casting a new vote. Scott Speedman for Cap.

InTylerWeTrust - 9/28/2009, 10:47 AM
Let's try to avoid a Captain America casting discussion right now please. Things will get ugly....
flames809 - 9/28/2009, 10:49 AM
he looks the part for cap but i still say ackles
Shaman - 9/28/2009, 10:54 AM
Weiner123- I'd choose Helena before Eva. Eva's just not much of a "looker" for me :P

Tyler & Bman- Woah, if you guys twist my arm anymore than that, it'll pop off LOL :P I'll check it out ;)

LEEE- Thanks dude, but you actually liked Species4??? I mean i liked the freaky naked nun and Helena was good too but... other than that?

LOL I knew the ol' Cap discussion was gonna flair up again LOL :P "Oops i did it again..." :P
LEEE777 - 9/28/2009, 10:55 AM
TYLER Lol!!! ; D

SPEEDMAN, not bad man. Ive seen him b4 what in??

SHAMAN @ Yeah i thought it was a great direct to dvd movie!!

Aint seen SHOOTER yet, but got the dvd.
Shaman - 9/28/2009, 10:58 AM
LEEE- Well he's in Underworld 1&2. He started in the TV show Felicity. He's as decent as Matthew Fox would be for Cap. Can't wait to check out Shooter ;)
LEEE777 - 9/28/2009, 11:03 AM
SHAMAN @ Cheers dude, yep i knew i knew him lol! ; )

Damn, all over the NEt ive heard JON HAMM for CAP, which i know you dont want as GREEN ARROW, but i do not CAP lol, well for SUPER MAX anyway, keep JOSH for YEAR ONE!

Never seen Felicity lol. though i know of it. : D

Again great article dude, kudos!! ; )
InTylerWeTrust - 9/28/2009, 11:05 AM
And here....we.............go.....into a Cap discussion.

Jon Hamm wouldn't be a very good Cap. I know he's a good actor and all, but I just can't see him as Cap.

Speedmen just strikes me as a douc*ebag for some reason. I don't think I would buy him as the super-soldier that Cap is.
Shaman - 9/28/2009, 11:17 AM
LEEE & Josh- Well like i said, he's only decent. He's not the best choice ;) As for Hamm... where did you get that info LEEE??? Who's been saying that all over the web??? I mean, he's a good grizzled Cap as much as Eckhart but he can't pull off 26 if his life depended on it. Hamm should have been The Green Hornet!!! Screw Rogen :P He could also be a very decent The Shadow or The Question. Damn, Hamm needs to get into CBMs LOL Just not Cap ;)

Sirprize- I love team america LOL :P The vomit scene was my favorite LMFAO :P
THEHAWK - 9/28/2009, 11:20 AM
Well done my friend, when you told me about this, I did not think it would be Scarlet Witch, I could have seen Ms. Marvel or Sharon Carter, but this caught me by surprise. And the weird thing is, I can actually see this, so good job man!

My only thing is her nose, maybe it's the angle, but the nose seems weird, but other than that, Excellent scetch my friend!
THEHAWK - 9/28/2009, 11:21 AM
Hamm for Green Arrow? screw that make it Keifer Sutherland for an experiences Ollie!
RorMachine - 9/28/2009, 11:21 AM
Scott Speedman was awful in Underworld, although he was a bit better in The Strangers. He also has a slight lisp, so naaah.

I notice you decided against the usual boobage for this one Shaman;)
Ryden - 9/28/2009, 11:25 AM
this drawing is awesome and she seems to look the part, thats pretty cool that she contacted you Shaman ;)
InTylerWeTrust - 9/28/2009, 11:26 AM
I love Team America as well. One of my favorite comedies ever!

I still stand by Josh Holloway as Green Arrow!
StephenStrange - 9/28/2009, 11:29 AM
wow she's pretty. Excellent Shaman!
LEEE777 - 9/28/2009, 11:32 AM
TYLER @ I didnt say he would be a good CAP, SHAMAN MTV an places, anyway dont want him as CAP or MATT DAMON either lol.

Anyways hope she does land the role of SCARLET WITCH, that shes talking about it, probably SCARLET will soon appear in a MARVEL movie, i thought it would be IM 2 as TONY and WITCH are close, but it could be a cameo in CAP or a cameo or big part in AVENGERS??
Shaman - 9/28/2009, 11:34 AM
HAWK- Good eye, my friend! After finishing it, i noticed that her nose is slightly too long when compared to her picture. So this is not my best sketch but she liked it LOL :P It was kinda cool not telling you which character it was before you read this cause... well... who knows which characters will appear in the movie? And if she's half as passionate as Hugh is for Wolverine, Marvel would do well to catch this rising star for their franchise ;) And you're the one who brought Two and a Half Men to my attention from her resume. How was she in that, btw???

Ror- What's a "lisp" again? Oh and good eye to you too, sir! BUT notice how i ran out of space at the bottom of the page LMFAO :P Seriously though, i don't think i would have "overdone" this one in the attributes regards. Just out of respect, ya know? Still, she's more than enough equiped for the role! "Men" who have been dissapointed with "Jennifer's or Jessica's or Whoever's body" might wanna check out Species4... for free... on the web... ;P

Ryden- Thanks dude and YEAH!!!! Man was i excited :))

DarthMulder- Yeah, She's a knockout!!! Thanks dude ;)

Sirprize- You da man! Da boob man!!! :P

Tyler- You know i'm there witcha, bro ;) Josh Holloway as Green Arrow!!!

InTylerWeTrust - 9/28/2009, 11:36 AM
I never said you said he would be a good Cap Lee..... :)

I don't think Helena should be SW. Her resume is very unimpressive, and she is far from the best choice for the role. Eva Green or Anne Hathaway (my choice for SW) are miles ahead of her.
Shaman - 9/28/2009, 11:40 AM
Tyler- Yeah... Anne's resume is kinda hard to beat ;)

LEEE- Who be dem fools who talk of Hamm as Cap on MTV?!?!?! That's proposticulous!!! :P
InTylerWeTrust - 9/28/2009, 11:44 AM
It certainly is tough to beat Shaman hehe :)

Academy award nominated actress VS. Species 4 girl. That's a toughie lol ;)
THEHAWK - 9/28/2009, 11:47 AM
@Shaman. She was in that one episode last year when Alan was trying to juggle two women and Charlie became obsessed with learning to cook. She was one of the women he was datingif i remember correctly. Oh I have seen Species 4 as well, I think she would be great for Wanda, especially if they do some of her darker stories (Disasimbled, HOUSE OF M)

I can actually see Disney doing a House of M film, as long as it don't become House of Mouse ;P

Oh saw Jennifer's Body the other daay, and it wasn't that bad. WAIT DON'T KKILL ME! LET ME EXPLAIN!
I died laughing, it was basically making fun of a half dozen horror movies, as well as throwing "Some serious X-Men shit." in there as well lol.

HAWK out
THEHAWK - 9/28/2009, 11:48 AM
@Tyler. I like Anne, but she has yet to show the personality needed for Wanda, she hasn't shown me what i need to see yet.
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