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Cast This: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver for Avengers 2

05.20.2013by:

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Recently it was confirmed that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would be part of THE AVENGERS 2 roster. Whedon said that they kind of represent a part of the world that wouldn't necessarily agree with THE AVENGERS. The two definitely won't be making anything easier, and Whedon is not about to put any characters in the second installment that will make anything easier.

Every once in awhile there's a role that I can't exactly think of the right person for, and this is one of those cases. I've seen a few people say Eva Green for Wanda/Scarlet Witch and Tom Felton/Draco Malfoy for Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver. Both are interesting choices, though I must say Green would be quite nice. I think that if you are going to have two characters like Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, you have to find actors that will bring something to the role since they aren't as well known. In fact, Marvel's second phase will be all about characters that are unfamiliar to the mainstream.

However, I feel like we should mention that the twin duo will have to be scaled back at bit since its actually Fox who have rights to the characters and not Disney. So we can't say their mutants nor would we be able to mention their father, Magneto. This is a disappointment for me because their origin is key for me, but I guess to audiences that are unaware of the characters because they aren't as well known as Iron Man or Hulk then maybe it won't matter. But it sure as hell would make it more interesting. Plus, Hawkeye and Black Widow weren't household names and that worked out. Enough of this small talk! Get to casting Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, or I'll hex you!

RESULTS FROM PREVIOUS 'CAST THIS': Snake Plissken

1. Josh Holloway 2. Tom Jane 3. Guy Pearce

So as it usually goes for casting a role that was already iconic, I got a ton of votes for the original actor. Obviously Kurt Russell made the role what it is, and some of you are not about to see anyone else take it. But if it does happen, which Studio Canal seems hell bent on making happen, you won't have much of a choice. Last news we heard of it was March when Joel Silver talked about making it a trilogy. The two people rumored for the lead were Jason Statham and Tom Hardy-- you guys chose neither for your top three. Josh Holloway won the crown here with Tom Jane not far behind him. Since LOCKOUT was basically ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK in Space, you guys thought Guy Pearce wouldn't be too shabby. I agree with all these ideas, but lord knows if we will get that lucky.

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2:57AM on 05/20/2013
Morena Baccarin and Seth Gable if they're going older. Michelle Trachtenberg and Kyle Gallner if they're going younger.
Morena Baccarin and Seth Gable if they're going older. Michelle Trachtenberg and Kyle Gallner if they're going younger.
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3:08AM on 05/20/2013
Tom Felton as Quicksilver and Rooney Mara as Scarlett Witch.

Ever since I saw Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone I wanted Felton to play Quicksilver. He'd own the part.
Tom Felton as Quicksilver and Rooney Mara as Scarlett Witch.

Ever since I saw Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone I wanted Felton to play Quicksilver. He'd own the part.
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3:09AM on 05/20/2013
Kelly Brook and Cillian Murphy
Kelly Brook and Cillian Murphy
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3:53AM on 05/20/2013
Alexander Ludwig as Quicksilver and Willa Holland as Scarlet Witch?
Alexander Ludwig as Quicksilver and Willa Holland as Scarlet Witch?
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4:40AM on 05/20/2013
Olivia Thirlby and Anton Yelchin
Olivia Thirlby and Anton Yelchin
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5:10AM on 05/20/2013
Alexandra Daddario for Scarlet Witch. Josh Casaubon for Quicksilver. I think they'd fit the roles perfectly. Plus Alexandra is hot as f*cking hell.
Alexandra Daddario for Scarlet Witch. Josh Casaubon for Quicksilver. I think they'd fit the roles perfectly. Plus Alexandra is hot as f*cking hell.
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10:20AM on 05/20/2013
Whoa! I just posted her as my choice, didn't see your post. Very nice!
Whoa! I just posted her as my choice, didn't see your post. Very nice!
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6:40AM on 05/20/2013
I wouldn't cast anyone for Quicksilver, because he's a whiny little bitch. I wouldn't cast anyone for The Scarlet Witch, only because she's such a badass, and should stay in the books. I mean face it, the only people that care to have this duo cast, is just to see which hot redhead they can put into a cheesy, skimpy, '80's bathing suit, with a red cape and tiara. Unfortunately, you have to bring in her whiny, pissy, douchey, crybaby brother into it, if you're going to bring her into it.
I wouldn't cast anyone for Quicksilver, because he's a whiny little bitch. I wouldn't cast anyone for The Scarlet Witch, only because she's such a badass, and should stay in the books. I mean face it, the only people that care to have this duo cast, is just to see which hot redhead they can put into a cheesy, skimpy, '80's bathing suit, with a red cape and tiara. Unfortunately, you have to bring in her whiny, pissy, douchey, crybaby brother into it, if you're going to bring her into it.
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7:00AM on 05/20/2013
Wanda - Natalie Dormer
Pietro - Nicholas Hoult (yeah I know he was already Beast in First Class...but Chris Evans was Johnny Storm!)
Wanda - Natalie Dormer
Pietro - Nicholas Hoult (yeah I know he was already Beast in First Class...but Chris Evans was Johnny Storm!)
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7:40AM on 05/20/2013
I agree with Psyonikx, leave them out. Shouldn't just add characters for the sake of adding characters to please fans. This sort of thing seems more driven by merchandizing concerns than good storytelling or film making. Look what a mess X-Men 3 was. Sometimes more is not better (although, in its defense, X3, had many, many more issues than too many characters). If a character can be added because of a script requirement, fine but don't just add to pander to fans.
I agree with Psyonikx, leave them out. Shouldn't just add characters for the sake of adding characters to please fans. This sort of thing seems more driven by merchandizing concerns than good storytelling or film making. Look what a mess X-Men 3 was. Sometimes more is not better (although, in its defense, X3, had many, many more issues than too many characters). If a character can be added because of a script requirement, fine but don't just add to pander to fans.
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12:21PM on 05/20/2013
Like it or not, it seems like it is gonna happen. These could always be minor characters meant to spin off into their own future films.

I don't see it as fan pandering at all. As ViolentBuddha pointed out, there aren't legions of Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver fans. I can also see Marvel expanding the Avengers universe in case one of the original six won't return. They would have back-up characters established and ready to go.
Like it or not, it seems like it is gonna happen. These could always be minor characters meant to spin off into their own future films.

I don't see it as fan pandering at all. As ViolentBuddha pointed out, there aren't legions of Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver fans. I can also see Marvel expanding the Avengers universe in case one of the original six won't return. They would have back-up characters established and ready to go.
8:26AM on 05/20/2013
the Avengers has always been a huge group, with at least 6 or 7 members. QS and Scarlet Witch are already Avengers in the comics and have been for ages. some things Hawkeye and Black Widow cant handle and they are awesome additions. And how is that pandering to fans? Are there legions of Scarlet Witch groupies moaning that she wasnt in the last movie? And please dont try and compare what Marvel is doing here with the hachet job they are doing over at Fox. Thats just silly.
the Avengers has always been a huge group, with at least 6 or 7 members. QS and Scarlet Witch are already Avengers in the comics and have been for ages. some things Hawkeye and Black Widow cant handle and they are awesome additions. And how is that pandering to fans? Are there legions of Scarlet Witch groupies moaning that she wasnt in the last movie? And please dont try and compare what Marvel is doing here with the hachet job they are doing over at Fox. Thats just silly.
8:22AM on 05/20/2013

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this is tough, since the ages of the characters determine a lot.
Quicksilver: since you cant clone Fassbender, i would go with Tom Felton for a younger QS and for a more mature QS Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Wanda: i like someone elses suggesting of Natalie Dormer and i also like Eva Green if she can control the accent
this is tough, since the ages of the characters determine a lot.
Quicksilver: since you cant clone Fassbender, i would go with Tom Felton for a younger QS and for a more mature QS Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Wanda: i like someone elses suggesting of Natalie Dormer and i also like Eva Green if she can control the accent
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8:26AM on 05/20/2013

doublepost

no, i dont want to RETRY! stop refreshing!
no, i dont want to RETRY! stop refreshing!
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8:51AM on 05/20/2013
For Scarlet Witch I would cast Rooney Mara and for Quicksilver I would cast Cillian Murphy.

This has been one of the more difficult 'Cast This' as of late.
For Scarlet Witch I would cast Rooney Mara and for Quicksilver I would cast Cillian Murphy.

This has been one of the more difficult 'Cast This' as of late.
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9:14PM on 05/20/2013
Wow I actually like your choice for Quicksilver, majority of these names being tossed around I am surprisingly not familiar with.
Wow I actually like your choice for Quicksilver, majority of these names being tossed around I am surprisingly not familiar with.
9:21AM on 05/20/2013
Jack Gleeson (King Joffrey) for QS since hes a little bitch and Wanda would be Emma Watson :)
Jack Gleeson (King Joffrey) for QS since hes a little bitch and Wanda would be Emma Watson :)
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9:26AM on 05/20/2013
Quicksilver: Daniel Radcliffe
Scarlet Witch: Gemma Arterton
Quicksilver: Daniel Radcliffe
Scarlet Witch: Gemma Arterton
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9:30AM on 05/20/2013
Gemma Arterton and Tom Felton.
Gemma Arterton and Tom Felton.
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9:49AM on 05/20/2013
no Eva Green. dont see her appeal to everyone. and that Rooney chick is too skinny.
no Eva Green. dont see her appeal to everyone. and that Rooney chick is too skinny.
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9:51AM on 05/20/2013
no Eva Green. dont see her appeal to everyone. and that Rooney chick is too skinny.
no Eva Green. dont see her appeal to everyone. and that Rooney chick is too skinny.
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9:52AM on 05/20/2013
no Eva Green. dont see her appeal to everyone. and that Rooney chick is too skinny.
no Eva Green. dont see her appeal to everyone. and that Rooney chick is too skinny.
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10:07AM on 05/20/2013
Amy Acker for Scarlet Witch and because no one's said it yet Nathan Fillion for Quicksilver.
Amy Acker for Scarlet Witch and because no one's said it yet Nathan Fillion for Quicksilver.
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10:15AM on 05/20/2013
Depending on the age of the character, Vincent Cassel would make an awesome Quicksilver. He has already shown the requisite petulant, whiny and entitled attitude in Eastern Promises.

For Scarlett Witch I think Eva Green would be perfect.

Depending on the age of the character, Vincent Cassel would make an awesome Quicksilver. He has already shown the requisite petulant, whiny and entitled attitude in Eastern Promises.

For Scarlett Witch I think Eva Green would be perfect.

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10:19AM on 05/20/2013
Damn you d-d-double post!
Damn you d-d-double post!
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10:20AM on 05/20/2013
Quicksilver: Jamie Bell
Scarlet Witch: Alexandra Daddario
Quicksilver: Jamie Bell
Scarlet Witch: Alexandra Daddario
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10:38AM on 05/20/2013
Anderson Cooper & Cathie Griffin.
Anderson Cooper & Cathie Griffin.
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10:38AM on 05/20/2013
Don't know about Scarlett Witch but Bradley Cooper would make a pretty awesome Quicksilver.
Don't know about Scarlett Witch but Bradley Cooper would make a pretty awesome Quicksilver.
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10:55AM on 05/20/2013

For me...

the big questions would be how big are the roles, and what at the ages?

Still... my choice for Scarlet Witch would be Alison Brie (she was up for a role in The Winter Soldier, after all) and... hmmm... I'm really not sure about Quicksilver, I'm tempted to say Aidan Turner or Robert Sheehan.
the big questions would be how big are the roles, and what at the ages?

Still... my choice for Scarlet Witch would be Alison Brie (she was up for a role in The Winter Soldier, after all) and... hmmm... I'm really not sure about Quicksilver, I'm tempted to say Aidan Turner or Robert Sheehan.
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11:55AM on 05/20/2013
Morena Baccarin and Ezra Miller.
Morena Baccarin and Ezra Miller.
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11:58AM on 05/20/2013
Scarlet Witch: Eva Green & Gemma Arterton
Quicksilver: Garrett Hedlund & Milo Ventimiglia
Scarlet Witch: Eva Green & Gemma Arterton
Quicksilver: Garrett Hedlund & Milo Ventimiglia
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12:01PM on 05/20/2013
Scarlet Witch: Eva Green & Gemma Arterton
Quicksilver: Garrett Hedlund & Milo Ventimiglia
Scarlet Witch: Eva Green & Gemma Arterton
Quicksilver: Garrett Hedlund & Milo Ventimiglia
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12:15PM on 05/20/2013
Scarlet Witch - Saoirse Ronan
Quicksilver - Ezra Millar

both are young and talented, and could easily play siblings.
Scarlet Witch - Saoirse Ronan
Quicksilver - Ezra Millar

both are young and talented, and could easily play siblings.
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12:16PM on 05/20/2013

you know...

Theoretically, they COULD hire Michael Fassbender to play Quicksilver. different studios. no mention of Magneto. unless his contract says no other superhero movies...but even Ryan Reynolds knew not to sign something like that. What do you think?
Theoretically, they COULD hire Michael Fassbender to play Quicksilver. different studios. no mention of Magneto. unless his contract says no other superhero movies...but even Ryan Reynolds knew not to sign something like that. What do you think?
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12:32PM on 05/20/2013
Annie Wersching IS the Scarlet Witch!

Ewan McGregor would make a great Quicksilver.
Annie Wersching IS the Scarlet Witch!

Ewan McGregor would make a great Quicksilver.
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10:54PM on 05/20/2013
Love the Annie Wersching call, but not down with Ewan McGregor.
Love the Annie Wersching call, but not down with Ewan McGregor.
1:13PM on 05/20/2013
Gemma Arterton as Scarlet Witch
Jake Gyllenhaal as Quicksilver

Yes the same duo as Prince of Persia :D
Gemma Arterton as Scarlet Witch
Jake Gyllenhaal as Quicksilver

Yes the same duo as Prince of Persia :D
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1:18PM on 05/20/2013
Chris Tucker and Mo'Nique
Chris Tucker and Mo'Nique
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1:34PM on 05/20/2013
lol
lol
1:58PM on 05/20/2013
I ain't hatin' the Daddario votes. That would be glorious.
I ain't hatin' the Daddario votes. That would be glorious.
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2:05PM on 05/20/2013

Tom Felton & Gemma Arterton FTW!

Make it happen, Marvel! :-)
Make it happen, Marvel! :-)
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2:11PM on 05/20/2013

Are we sure?

Are we sure that we want Joss Whedon to waste time and effort on these two characters, when there is so much potential for them to be underused or
poorly written because of the Fox rights, or b)
Are we sure that we want Joss Whedon to waste time and effort on these two characters, when there is so much potential for them to be underused or
poorly written because of the Fox rights, or b)
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2:15PM on 05/20/2013
However....I think laurel and Hardy would be a great choice.
However....I think laurel and Hardy would be a great choice.
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6:55PM on 05/20/2013

It's a time travel movie, right?

Quicksilver = Christopher Walken
Scarlett Witch = Susan Serandon
Quicksilver = Christopher Walken
Scarlett Witch = Susan Serandon
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9:01PM on 05/20/2013
Frankly the more I think about it, the more I couldnt care less about them being added. They will always be X-men characters to me
Frankly the more I think about it, the more I couldnt care less about them being added. They will always be X-men characters to me
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9:29PM on 05/20/2013
Eric & Julia Roberts.

No wait, don't do that.
Eric & Julia Roberts.

No wait, don't do that.
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9:30PM on 05/20/2013
Quicksilver: Bryan Cranston
Scarlet Witch: Idris Elba
Quicksilver: Bryan Cranston
Scarlet Witch: Idris Elba
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12:33PM on 05/21/2013
Tom Felton for Quicksilver
Saiorse Ronan or Eva Green for Scarlet Witch
Tom Felton for Quicksilver
Saiorse Ronan or Eva Green for Scarlet Witch
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1:47PM on 05/22/2013
Colin Donnell for Quicksilver
Amanda Seyfried for Scarlett Witch

Colin Donnell for Quicksilver
Amanda Seyfried for Scarlett Witch

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11:42PM on 05/27/2013
Alison Brie can be my Scarlet Witch any time. Oh yes, that's who I pick.

What? Quicksilver? Eh, who cares? Tom Felton I guess. Sure, whatever. Back to Alison now...
Alison Brie can be my Scarlet Witch any time. Oh yes, that's who I pick.

What? Quicksilver? Eh, who cares? Tom Felton I guess. Sure, whatever. Back to Alison now...
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