‘Avengers 2′ to Have Unique Quicksilver; Elizabeth Olsen Confirmed as Scarlet Witch

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 18th, 2014 at 10:14 am,

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver Avengers 2 to Have Unique Quicksilver; Elizabeth Olsen Confirmed as Scarlet Witch

By the time Marvel Studios began climbing to the top of the box office charts to create one of the most successful movie franchises around today, many of the film rights to certain characters and titles had already been scattered around various other studios, and this has had a curious effect on how the Marvel comic book universe – traditionally prone to countless crossovers and team-ups – has been portrayed on film.

One of the positive results of having the characters and properties divided up is that Marvel fans get more adaptations of their favorite comic books, more frequently. Whereas Marvel is limited to releasing just two movies per year, the release schedule is awash with Marvel-based material – be it The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days of Future Past or even the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. One of the downsides, however, is that we don’t get to see crossovers between these various movie franchises.

That will change, to a certain extent, with the highly-anticipated arrival of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, in which two X-Men characters – Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch – will both be introduced into the Marvel/Disney version of the Marvel movie universe. This is further complicated by the fact that Twentieth Century Fox is introducing another version of Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige has assured NY Daily News that there’ll be no confusing the two versions of the character:

“There are only a handful of characters that occupy that middle ground. Iron Man is not going to show up over there and Magneto is not going to show up over here. But there are a few gray points even after many years of negotiations … and that only happens with a character like Quicksilver, who has been a part of the X-Men, the son of Magneto in those comics, but also a primary Avenger.

“The characters (on the screen) are going to be very different. Other than their powers, general audiences might not even know… that the two are related.”

No matter how similar or different the characters are, comparisons between the two portrayals are going to be inevitable – amongst fans, at least – but it’s promising to hear that the two interpretations are going to be distinct from one another. American Horror Story star Evan Peters will be playing Fox’s Quicksilver, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass 2) was recently confirmed for the role in Joss Whedon’s film.

Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen Avengers 2 to Have Unique Quicksilver; Elizabeth Olsen Confirmed as Scarlet Witch

Where Quicksilver goes, the Scarlet Witch often follows, and such is the case in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Elizabeth Olsen (Oldboy), who has been strongly rumored and unofficially confirmed to play Scarlet Witch for a while now, has told MTV in an interview that she will definitely be pairing up with Aaron Taylor-Johnson as twins in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, shortly after the two of them play an on-screen husband and wife in Godzilla.

The Avengers managed to create a good balance of screen time between characters who had already been the stars of their own movies (and those who had been supporting characters in other people’s), and with luck The Avengers: Age of Ultron will continue to dole out the screen time fairly. Considering that this will be their first appearance in Marvel Studios’ movie universe, tell us in the comments how large a part you think these two characters should play, and whether The Avengers: Age of Ultron should include their origin stories.

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is out in theaters on May 1st, 2015. You can also see Quicksilver (though not Scarlet Witch) in X-Men: Days of Future Past from May 23rd, 2014.

Source: NY Daily News (via CBM), MTV (via ComingSoon)

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  1. Extent* Glad to see these actors coming to light though.

    • Me too I want see so more comix books characters

  2. I’m calling it now Aaron Taylor-Johnsons Quicksilver will be the definitive version. Not much of a call but I made it anyway.

  3. Haha yeah he is! The guy is in his early 20′s and he is married to a 40+ year old with two kids.

    • Yeah, Daryl needs to go, like, permanently. It’s not even funny any more.

      • Oh kiss it you homophobe. You are a disgrace to the modern age.

  4. i’m worried they might overkill things with more characters. especially since SW and QS aren’t even main avengers (as in ones we see all the time). here’s hoping he knows what he’s doing and isn’t just mashing them together b/c fox wants money (due ot their incompetencies at making good comic book movies) :P

    • I don’t understand you’re talking QS and SW not being main Avengers but then saying Fox wants money?

      • In the early comics, they were main Avengers in the second set of heroes to wear the “A” mantle. I am excited to see Quicksilver in this flick as an Avenger. He was one of the big ones I wanted to see (along with Goliath, Wasp, and Scarlet Witch). Just to confuse the issue even more about X-men persona versus Avengers persona, he was also affiliated for awhile with a relationship with the Inhumans, I believe, who were affiliated with a relationship with the Fantastic Four. Seems the neighborhood is alot smaller (or do I mean larger) than one thinks, at first.

      • fox wanted in when the saw how much avengers made, they even said so. this is probably as close to the x-men as they could get without confusing people with a full blown cross over.

        both characters aren’t key to the avengers that have been established in the movieverse and will only waste screen time, time that could be used to further the bond between those already in the team. whedon said the movie wasn’t going to be as large scale and that it was more about the characters… pretty hard to grow the characters when you’ve just added 2 more that need to be explained (origins and how they fit into the big picture).

        plus if what everyone is saying is true and jarvis does end up being ultron, then what purpose do these 2 have in the movie ?

        • Scarlet witch is actually a very prominent Avenger. It does make a lot of sense. Also, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were known to have a villainous past so they may end up being villains turned good by movies end. SW may also be the one who breathes life into Ultron since she has powers of resurrection of sorts.

        • But saying “Fox wanted in” has nothing to do with QS and SW showing up in The Avengers.

          I could understand if you where saying Singer is including QS to get closer to The Avengers because in your words “(due ot their incompetencies at making good comic book movies)” but since QS will be established in DOFP first that doesn’t make sense, it wont make Avengers followers watch DOFP.

          As far as explaining origins It’s a strange situation for Marvel because as far as I’m aware they cant say he is Magnetos son or that he is a mutant? Having said all this I’m sure Whedon knows whats he is doing and will make it work somehow?

        • “plus if what everyone is saying is true and jarvis does end up being ultron, then what purpose do these 2 have in the movie ?”

          There has no confirmation that it´s Jarvis who´ll end up as Ultron (yet). Also, I´m afraid they´ll go the “Ultimate” way, where Ultron is in love with the Scarlet Witch instead of Wasp. I really hope they won´t do this, because that storyline (Ultimates 3) sucked big time.

  5. Is the DOFP Quicksilver going to be in the 70′s portion or future portion?

    I’m interested to know. Could Avengers QS be the son of DOFP QS? Starting the bridge? Maybe wishful thinking lol.

    • DOFP Quicksilver is set in the 70′s so Fassbenders Magneto will probably be too young to have a fully grown child, I think?

      • Good to know, thanks.

      • Magneto is in his mid twenties in x-men first class which gives him plenty of time to have had a child before hand. It’s not explored much in film but teenagers have children all the time. And if all they have to do to explain it away is one line of dialogue about how DOFP quick silver’s mother kept her pregnancy a secret. I don’t see the point of introducing him if he’s just gonna be some random white haired speedster.

        • You’re completely right, I thought about this afterwards and Evan Peters looks easily young enough to be Fassbenders son. I actually feel Singer would miss a trick if they don’t utilize this story line as Marvel wont be allowed to in their MCU.

      • Only part of it is the 70s. Part in modern times and I believe part in the future.

  6. “But there are a few gray points even after many years of negotiations … and that only happens with a character like Quicksilver, who has been a part of the X-Men, the son of Magneto in those comics, but also a primary Avenger”

    So Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are allowed because while they were X-men, they were also Avengers. Does that mean that there is hope for Wolverine and Beast? And on the Sony side, Spider-man has been an on and off avenger since the early 90′s

  7. Me too I want see so more comix books characters

  8. They pick the right actora

  9. Am I the only one who hates Whedon’s version?

    • Considering we only know who the actors are that are portraying these characters, why do you hate Whedon’s versions?

  10. Traditionally, these two characters are more closely associated with the Avengers. Marvels version will be unique and probably blow Fox’s out of the water easily.

  11. Ok The Maximoff bros. need to have more screen time than.. let´s say.. HAWKEYE!, but equal than any other Avenger.

    I know they are brothers and no scientists, but these guys will most likely be the Fitz-Simmons of the Age of Ultron.

  12. Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron-Taylor Johnson are gonna have great chemistry….Godzilla will give them time to practice.

    • Yeah if you like weird incestuous chemistry!

      • *cough*Ultimates 3*cough*

        • I doubt they would stick that in an Avengers movie.

          • It would be something Tony Stark could easily make fun of in the movie. Could add some laughs.

  13. Good to have confirmation at last. I’m curious to see what both of their costumes will look like and how their powers will be explained.

  14. If there’s one big disappointment I have with this casting:
    Marvel didn’t officially announce her casting news along with Quicksilver together!

    Yep, that’s all. All I can say, so far, Marvel is doing the right thing by putting Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in one movie. They are meant to be together! I mean, on the screen together… *looking at you Fox*

  15. Just seems weird that you would choose two actors to play siblings one year after they play husband and wife. What is this? Soap operas?!

  16. “Aaron Taylor-Johnson as twins in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, shortly after the two of them play an on-screen husband and wife in Godzilla.”
    Wow that’s going to creep me out if i watch those too movies back to back

  17. They will be compared by fans and general audiences alike. Speed running is speed running.

  18. Doubt they would do this, but since I believe the TV rights for the X-Men are owned by Marvel, could Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch be introduced on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and have their mutant background explained without any worries?