Joss Whedon can be a pretty squirrelly guy, but he apparently wasn’t lying when he told us two new Marvel characters could pop up in Avengers 2.
The acclaimed director dropped a pretty major hint a few weeks ago, saying he was working a “brother-sister act” into the script for Avengers 2. This set the world buzzing, as fan favorites Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are longstanding members of the super-team in the comics, and also happen to be two of Whedon's favorite players.
Now Entertainment Weekly has added fuel to the fire with a new report, saying they’ve confirmed that the two former X-Men comic characters will be heading to the Marvel cinematic universe soon. They just can't mention that Magneto connection, apparently. They even asked Marvel exec Kevin Feige about their potential involvement, and he played coy with the rumor:
Some online rumors turn out to be true, however. A source confirms to EW that the twin characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be joining The Avengers 2, which Whedon hinted at recently when he said he was writing a brother-sister duo into the movie. Feige maintains a poker face on that scoop, saying only: “I’m not confirming or denying. The draft could change six months from now.”
Seeing Feige’s comments, it seems almost certain that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are a (working) part of Avengers 2. But, that could change by the time it makes it in front of the cameras. Whedon also had Wasp in his original script for Avengers, but had to cut her once the story was fleshed out.
So do you want Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to survive the culling during development?
(Via Entertainment Weekly)