In an interview with IGN, director Joss Whedon has confirmed the rumor that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be joining the team in the upcoming Avengers sequel.
The siblings duo (Magneto is their father) first appeared in the ‘X-Men’ comics in 1964 and have made appearances in ‘Avenger’ story lines over the years.
You know, they had a rough beginning. 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.
Quicksilver a.k.a. Pietro Maximoff has superhuman speed and was on his father’s X-Men squad, while Scarlet Witch a.k.a. Wanda Maximoff is far more complicated because she’s been through so many iterations during her life and career. She had the ability to manipulate probability via her ‘hexes,’ and she is able to channel ‘chaos magic’.’The film will define the limits of her abilities so that she simply can’t blink Thanos out of existence.
Saoirse Ronan has been rumored for Scarlet Witch’s role.
Additionally, Whedon addressed the controversial ending of Iron Man 3, but if you have not seen Iron Man 3, you might want to stop reading as this next bit of news is a major spoiler! Here’s how that factors into Tony Stark’s (re)introduction into The Avengers 2:
Well, I feel like in Iron Man 3, even though he said, ‘I’ve changed’ — he blew up his remote suits, but I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn’t have one anymore. The question is, if The Avengers are called, does he show up? And the answer is, ‘Yes!’
Robert Downey Jr. isn’t officially signed on to The Avengers 2, which comes to theaters May 1st, 2015 and will start shooting in early 2014.
Question who should play mutant siblings should be also answered soon.