Disney raised a whole new set of questions over the last few weeks by confirming three release dates for unannounced Marvel Studios films coming in 2016-17, but one of the more interesting mysteries fans still have is regarding two new characters joining Earth's Mightest in The Avengers 2. It was at the world premiere of Iron Man 3 where Joss Whedon first made public his intentions of including Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, aka Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
Within weeks though, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer unveiled over Twitter that he was also introducing Quicksilver (to be played by Even Peters) in Fox's own cinematic universe. What does that mean for The Avengers 2 and is there any chance that previous interviews with Fox execs expressing interest in working with Marvel are hinting at something more?
At the Saturn awards this week, Crave Online caught up with Joss Whedon on the red carpet and asked him about the confusion behind the "brother-sister act" being of interest to both his own film for Marvel Studios and for Bryan Singer in the next X-Men team up for Twentieth Century Fox.
"It's a huge part of the movie. I'm really excited about it and I don't know what they're doing - I'm determinedly not knowing... They'll do their thing, I have to do mine."
Not the words fans hopeful of Fox and Disney-Marvel deal to share characters are hoping to hear. Seeing two different versions of the same Marvel Comics character less than a year apart on screen, with at least one of them being drastically different from the comics doesn't do anyone any good and it makes us wonder why they'd be used even in the first place by Whedon. The only explanation we can think of is that Scarlet Witch's ability to alter reality may have have a crucial role in the story of The Avengers 2.
If Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios have talent in mind for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch for The Avengers 2 this early out - and rumored names including Aaron Johnson and Saoirse Ronan have surfaced since Whedon first confirmed his intentions of adding the characters - it could be officially announced as early as three weeks from now at Comic-Con, or at Disney's D23 event in August. The Avengers 2 begins shooting March 2014. It's also possible that one or both of the characters appear beforehand in Captain America: The Winter Soldier or Guardians of the Galaxy, not unlike Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye made supporting/cameo appearances before The Avengers.
Iron Man 3 is currently in theaters, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014, The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.
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Source: Crave Online
Quicksilver art from Avengers Academy #7 (TRON variant) by Ed McGuinness.
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