If Joss Whedon were really going to add two of the biggest superheroes in Avengers’ history to the roster of his team in Avengers 2, two characters who we’ve yet to see in any Marvel movies or who have yet to even be hinted at in regards to Marvel’s upcoming plans, there’s no way he would reveal it to us this early in the Avengers 2 developmental process, would he? The gut says no, but when you watch the following interview [via Collider] he did on the red carpet of the Iron Man 3 premiere, the brain tells you otherwise.
Skip ahead about two minutes into that video, to the part where they’re talking about his plans for Avengers 2. Not only does Whedon say that he has the first draft of the script done, that storyboarding has begun, and that he’s happy with where they’re at so far, but he adds that he’s extra excited about what they’re going to bring us next time around because, “I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act. They’re in the movie.”
Hold up. When you hear that a brother and sister duo are being brought into an Avengers movie, your first instinct is to jump to conclusions and think that he’s going to be bringing in Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, AKA Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, AKA the twin children of X-Men villain Magneto. Being part of the first crew (along with Hawkeye) that Captain America recruited to carry on the Avengers legacy after the original team split up, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are two of the longest lasting and most important characters in The Avengers’ publishing history. Seemingly they’re available for Whedon to use as well, because there’s been indication before that, even though they’re mutants, Marvel could get around Fox’s hold on the X-Men franchise by never really mentioning their mutant powers or parentage and just focusing on the part of their characters that have to do with their careers as Avengers.
Movie versions of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch would be awesome news for longtime comic book fans. Is it possible that Whedon is being generous and letting us in on this big scoop this far ahead of his film actually being completed, or is there some other, less important, more obscure “brother-sister act” that he could be referencing, who might be playing an incidental part in his Avengers 2 plot? Whedon is kind of a devious bastard, so we’re probably going to need the help of some super-obsessed Marvel history experts to suss this one out. Hook us up with any theories in the comments.