While on the red carpet for Iron Man 3 last evening in Hollywood, Joss Whedon talked to Yahoo! Movies about the status of Avengers 2, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, and the return of Agent Coulson.
Joss confirmed that he has a first draft of the Avengers 2 script completed and that “we’re in a really good place”. Joss usually isn’t one to boldly speak positively about his own work without a few self-deprecating caveats or full-blown sarcasm, but he seems genuinely excited in this clip. And about 2 minutes and 10 seconds into the video below, Joss mentions that “I’ve got these two characters… two of my favorite characters from the comic book… a brother-sister act… THEY’RE in the movie…” Unless we’re mistaken and there are some other notable brother-sister acts from Avengers history, he’s talking about Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, former villains and eventual Avengers that run super fast and manipulate reality, respectively.
However, this rumor has floated around before, when the original Avengers film was making its way to theaters, but nothing came of it. And, considering that both characters are mutants and have origins that tie directly into the X-Men mythos (a property owned by Fox), snagging them for the Avengers and the Marvel Universe proper have always been up for debate. We’ll have to wait awhile before we get any solid answers as Avengers 2 isn’t due to hit theaters until 2015.
Again, even though Joss said it, we could just be messing with us. He may not be social media adept, but he does know how to get the geeks buzzing.
Can you think of any other Marvel Universe brother-sister teams he could be talking about? And if he is talking about Pietro and Wanda, what do you think of their addition to the Avengers film universe and what would be the best way he could portray them?
Image credit: Doug Kline and Marvel (composite)