Saoirse Ronan is reportedly being eyed by Marvel Studios for the role of the Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2.

According to comics' site Super Hero Hype the Bronx-born Irish actress is the company's 'prototype' for the role.

Marvel is said to want an actress in her twenties for the role of Wanda Maximoff. Ronan will be turning 20 around the time filming will begin on the sequel.

Writer-director Joss Whedon recently teased that the Scarlet Witch and her brother Quicksilver will feature in his 2015 follow-up. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige seemed to confirm the plans while warning that the script was still liable to change.