Just last month, Joss Whedon was teasing the addition of a brother-sister partnership to his super-team lineup for The Avengers 2, with tongues immediately set wagging among the online fan community.
The names on everybody’s lips were those of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, with Whedon now confirming that the duo have made their way into his embryonic script.
“You know, they had a rough beginning,” says Whedon of the double act, blessed with super-speed and the ability to perform chaos magic respectively.
“They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”
How about Iron Man then? With Robert Downey Jr. still weighing up a new contract, can we definitely expect to see Tony Stark involved in a sequel (potential Iron Man 3 spoilers ahead)?
“He blew up his remote suits (in Iron Man 3), but I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn’t have one any more,” says Whedon. “The question is, if the Avengers are called, does he show up? And the answer is, ‘Yes!’”
The Avengers 2 will open in the UK on 1 May 2015.
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