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Avengers 2 to get a brother & sister pair?

April 25th, 2013 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers 2?

So The Avengers 2 doesn’t drop until 2015 and all sorts of reports are already coming out. It appears that Joss Whedon has indeed finished a draft of the script and he says “it’s in a very good place.” So how would you like your first taste of what to expect from the next film?

Here goes, while being questioned by Yahoo Movies during a premiere of Iron Man 3, Whedon revealed:

“Oh, I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic books; a brother/sister act. They’re in [‘The Avengers 2’], that’s exciting.”

Well that does sound really exciting, but which two characters could he be talking about? The first pair of siblings that immediately comes to mind are Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, the children of Magneto. Scarlet Witch (aka Wanda Maximoff) has the ability to manipulate probability and “chaos magic,” while her brother Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) has super speed. While both worked for their father joining in on his activities, they eventually separated and teamed up with The Avengers. Scarlet Witch especially has been the focus of several story lines in recent years.

While it seems more than likely that Whedon is referring to these two, there might be a glitch in the matrix, since Fox owns the rights to the X-Men and indeed any mutants I believe, while Marvel/Disney owns The Avengers. Marvel President Kevin Feige previously said:

“It’s a little complicated; If [Fox] wants to use them in an X-Men movie they could, if we want to use them in an Avengers movie we could.”

Doesn’t really sound that complicated, they can be used by both. So take that as you will. Would you like seeing the Maximoff twins in Avengers 2? I think they’d be cool but they aren’t my first choices.

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Born and raised in NY, a self titled Nerd Jedi. He met his destiny at 5, with the snap-hiss of Luke's lightsaber in Star Wars. He's never looked back. He wields dual lightsabers, called Common Sense and Humor, and uses them in pursuit of all things Nerd. A husband and father, he still finds time for comics, video games, movies, and shows. You can follow his blog at or his Twitter @ed_pool