Joss Whedon Seemingly Hints That Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver Will Join The Avengers


scarlet quicksilverThe Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 3 took place Wednesday night. Many of Marvel‘s movers and shakers were walking the red carpet teasing what’s coming up in Phase II, and nobody teased something bigger than Joss Whedon. The Marvel cinematic godfather spoke to Yahoo! Movies (via UnleashTheFanboy) about everything he has his fingers in Marvel wise. We got some brief updates on the Avengers 2 script, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, and how he’s jealousy of Iron Man 3. While those were informative, his comment about two new additions to The Avengers were huge.

Whedon talked about completing the first draft of the script and how things change from that draft to the finished product. He touched on how most of it is fluid, but some things are locked in. Apparently one of those things locked in are two new characters Whedon describes as a brother/sister act he’s really excited about. There’s a lot of good stuff in the video so you should watch it all, but the big question starts around 1:37 with the below comment at 2:18ish:

I’ve got these two characters. Two of my favorite characters from the comic books, a brother/sister act. They’re in the movie. That’s exciting. You can lock certain things in, but then there is a certain fluidity.

Now there aren’t a whole lot of brother/sister acts in the Marvel universe. The most famous is Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver, also known as Wanda and Pietro Maximoff or Magneto‘s children. The rights to the characters are complicated, though Kevin Feige has stated on numerous occasioin they’re in a grey area. Both Fox and Marvel own the movie rights since the two are both mutants and Avengers. If Marvel wants to use them though, there can be no mention of who their father is or the fact the two are mutants. There’s a little more to it, but that’s the big stuff. So Did Whedon just spill the beans on the new characters? We know new people will be added, but good money was on Captain Marvel (Ms. Marvel interchangeably). Keep in mind Whedon did have Wasp in an early draft of Avengers before you get too excited. It may not be as locked as we think. Do you believe they would be good additions to the team?

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Source : Yahoo! Movies via UnleashTheFanboy