It’s been rumoured for a few weeks now, but writer/director Joss Whedon has now officially confirmed that the brother-sister combination of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch will be a part of THE AVENGERS 2.
Speaking to IGN, Whedon said, “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.”
Early reports also claim that Irish actress Saoirse Ronan (THE LOVELY BONES, HANNA and THE HOST) is the ‘prototype’ for what Marvel are looking at their version of the Scarlet Witch to be like. That said, no casting news has been announced as of yet.
Whedon has also given an update to SuperheroHype on the status of Iron Man following the events of IRON MAN 3.
Whedon said, “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!’”
Expect to be hearing a lot more about THE AVENGERS 2 over the next few months. At present, the sequel to Marvel’s mega-successful AVENGERS ASSEMBLE is set for a 1st May, 2015 release.
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