So now it’s officially officially confirmed – twins Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will be joining the team in The Avengers 2! Writer/Director Joss Whedon hinted at their inclusion on the red carpet premiere of Iron Man 3 and Entertainment Weekly later said they had also heard they would feature. However, Kevin Feige naturally said that he wasn’t confirming or denying, and that the draft could change from now until release. Now, in an interview with IGN, Whedon officially confirmed the Maximoff Twins would join the roster in the sequel. Read what he had to say below:
“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.”
Oh, Joss, you harsh bastard. This would bump the roster up to eight members, and along with all the other shit going down in the sequel I sure hope Whedon has a tight hold on it. It’s well-known that the duo are the twin children of Magneto in the comics, but because their rights are shared by Marvel and Fox that means their origin will definitely be changed for the movie.
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