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Saoirse tipped to be sexy Scarlet Witch in new Avengers film

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Saoirse Ronan. Photo: Getty Images

SPECULATION has intensified that Saoirse Ronan is set to play the super sexy Scarlet Witch in upcoming blockbuster 'Avengers 2'.

The Carlow native has admitted she would love nothing more then to throw on a cat suit and join the Avengers crew.

"I have heard the rumours and yes, I would love to be in it," she said.

The 19-year-old actress says she has been a big fan of director Joss Whedon for many years.

"I love Joss and I love those films.

"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," Saoirse said.

Earlier this month Whedon, whose previous screen credits include hit TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer, confirmed both the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver would appear in the next Avengers film.

Spells

"We're going to have a brother-sister team, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were great mainstays of The Avengers when I was reading the comics as a kid," said the director.

Whedon says the characters of Quicksilver and Wanda appealed because of their unique powers.

"Their powers are very visually interesting. One of the problems I had on the first one was, everybody basically had punchy powers. 'I can hit,' 'I can also hit.'

"Hopefully it didn't get too boring.

"But coming into the second one, he's got super speed, she can weave spells.

"There's good stuff that they can do that will help sort of keep it fresh," Whedon said.

The Scarlet Witch, aka Wanda, is the daughter of Magneto – played by Ian McKellen.

If Saoirse does take the role it will undoubtedly be her sexiest role to date.

The Scarlet Witch is known for her curves and wears a figure-hugging rubber cat-suit, billowing cape, elbow-length gloves and a pointy scarlet mask.

Think Anne Hathaway's Catwomen but in red.

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