Saoirse Ronan Dismisses THE AVENGERS 2 Role Rumors

Upon hearing rumors some time ago, The Host actress Saoirse Ronan was keen on joining The Avengers sequel as Wanda Maximoff, but she now seems a bit doubtful. Check it out after the jump!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 7/16/2013
Despite being rumored only as "prototype" for the Scarlet Witch role in Marvel's The Avengers 2, Irish actress Saoirse Ronan responded enthusiastically to the possibility back in May. But while speaking with IFTN more recently, The Host star was again pressed about the rumors, now saying, “That’s not happening, no! I think that was just one of those little rumors floating about.”

This isn't all that surprising as the trade Variety reported nonchalantly last month, on June 20th, that Marvel and writer-director Joss Whedon were meeting with actresses that following week to fill the Wanda Maximoff role. But we're likely to get an announcement during Comic-Con next week!



So far starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, with Kick-Ass actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson in early talks to join, Marvel's The Avengers untitled sequel is written and directed by Joss Whedon, and is scheduled to shoot in the U.K. in February next year for a May 1, 2015, release date.
Source: IFTN“”
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davideodus - 7/16/2013, 7:09 AM
NO. NO ! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JOSH WEADON THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU !!!!!!!!
ATrueHero1987 - 7/16/2013, 7:23 AM
Well, @Crossbones will be happy about this.lol
StarYeezus - 7/16/2013, 7:27 AM
Just wait for the SDCC announcement...
l0rdleg0las - 7/16/2013, 7:33 AM
thank god. she is too young for the part. good actress, but i think she is too young, especially if Vin Diesel is going to wind up as Vision.
SageMode - 7/16/2013, 7:39 AM
THANK YOU!!!!! Whew
njferns - 7/16/2013, 7:40 AM
Thank God!
Lozzy - 7/16/2013, 7:44 AM
Emma Watson for Scarlet Witch or GTFO
gambgel - 7/16/2013, 8:02 AM
maybe she is signed and they want to announce it this weekend.

I dont see her as Wanda, but if Marvel are happy, ok, then.
crucifier - 7/16/2013, 8:04 AM
Damn. I really like her.
MrCBM56 - 7/16/2013, 8:08 AM
Damn. Really wanted her to get the role.
DoubleD - 7/16/2013, 8:10 AM
The Amazing Spiderman was great. Better then the first three. I was worried about the Lizard but he looked good on film.
mrHJK - 7/16/2013, 8:12 AM
She's definitely not right for the part..
I'd like Tom Felton & Rooney Mara for the Maximoffs.
Tanngnjostr - 7/16/2013, 8:22 AM
Good news, now they can cast a real sexy woman for Scarlet...if she was a couple year younger I would've gone with Lena Heady
DrDoom - 7/16/2013, 8:23 AM
I bet she's already been cast
MightyZeus - 7/16/2013, 8:24 AM
That's okay i dont mind.
lapress - 7/16/2013, 8:27 AM
@DrDoom yeah, probably.
EdgyOutsider - 7/16/2013, 8:34 AM
@Levi: I didn't mind Cage as Ghost Rider, I'll get over Snyder eventually, Lizard was adapted fine but could've done better. At least the look was right. Nickelback is my all time favorite band, Love them! But...

Soairse Ronan is NOT the Scarlet Witch!!!!! Never been this excited since Avengers grossed 207 million domestically AND became the most successful superhero movie ever
Jolt17 - 7/16/2013, 8:37 AM
Ah, OK. I sure hope Whedon will turn to Summer Glau...wait, she's getting a recurring role, in Arrow? Oh, well. We'll see.
EdgyOutsider - 7/16/2013, 8:41 AM
Soairse Ronan untalented and isn't Scarlet Witch!! :) Woohooo!!!!! Don't bum my joy mother [frick]ers. I'm in an epic mood!!
superotherside - 7/16/2013, 8:47 AM
Hope she gets the part honestly. Perfect casting IMO.
EdgyOutsider - 7/16/2013, 8:50 AM
superotherside: You wanna ruin the Marvel Cinematic Universe, don't you?
FirstAvenger - 7/16/2013, 8:57 AM
Bummer. :(
dmm5 - 7/16/2013, 8:58 AM
Crossbones- Iron Man 3 already did that...
ParisSun - 7/16/2013, 9:04 AM
@Crossbones
Did Mrs. Ronan not sign your fan photo of her?
EdgyOutsider - 7/16/2013, 9:05 AM
dmm5: No sir, it did not. By no means is it epic or great but it's nothing below good. You refuse to accept The Mandarin in that movie as the comic book version would involve action scenes that Sir Ben's body would not be able to handle the stunts and the silly rings would've looked extremely goofy and cartoonish in live action. I accept it for it is as I accept that Ronan would have brought down.the quality of the MCU with her inability to be good at her job and I dance, sing and praise to her not joining
EdgyOutsider - 7/16/2013, 9:06 AM
ParisSun: Ronan CAN'T act. My left nut could put on a better acting.show with more drama and depth than she ever could.
jcfrommars9 - 7/16/2013, 9:12 AM
@Crossbones

Couldn't agree more about Iron Man 3. I would only say Ronan wouldn't in my opinion have fit the part of Scarlet Witch. Even if she was selected, I wouldn't like it but I deal anyway.
vtopa - 7/16/2013, 9:35 AM
I'm so sick of these directors casting waifs and children in these roles. Sam Raimi stared this with the AWFUL casting in SPiderman of Dunst. Now we have Zoe Saldana as Gamora. Saiorese Ronan? As the Scarlett Witch? W...T...F...?
Hexagram - 7/16/2013, 9:37 AM
She'd be great in the Star Wars.
jcfrommars9 - 7/16/2013, 10:36 AM
@xcan28

She's 19.
blogger234 - 7/16/2013, 12:58 PM
put the chick from prison break.
MichaelIvanLowell - 7/16/2013, 1:49 PM
Rachel Hurd Wood: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1248393/

Sophie Lowe: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2998321/

or Helen Flanagan: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0281037/

would all be interesting choices, around the same age as Aaron Taylor-Johnson and are English (to again, keep it consistent).
ahhmynuts - 7/16/2013, 2:02 PM
shes lying!
mgeoff88 - 7/16/2013, 3:48 PM
I'm glad that her playing Scarlet Witch was just a rumor. Nothing against Saoirse Ronan, but I couldn't get on board with her as Wanda.

She wasn't the right fit for the character IMO.
Mego - 7/16/2013, 11:50 PM
Avengers was great but it did have a few missteps.
Caps uniform was very cartoony.
Thor had a girls hairstyle and the character was nearly turned into a joke.
Cobie Smulders.

Kick Ass and this chick suck. Gotta wonder about Whedon if he casts them.
Nomis1800 - 7/17/2013, 4:48 AM
she would own them all
NinjaBaby - 7/17/2013, 11:39 AM
Thank the Lord!!!
I was starting to doubt the sequel

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