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Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver OFFICIALLY Cast in 'Avengers 2'

This should come as no surprise but now it's official.

I think it's safe to say that pretty much everyone has heard rumors about the next Avengers movie. For some time it's been thrown about that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would be appearing in both Avengers: Age of Ultron as well as X-Men: Days of Future Past (with different actors due to the different studios involved).

There's also been quite a bit of buzz as to who would be playing them. Today it's been officially confirmed. Elizabeth Olsen has been cast as Scarlet Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play her brother Quicksilver.

The two actors are no stranger to each other as both will be appearing in the 2014 Godzilla movie (due in May). Taylor-Johnson is also known for playing Kick-Ass in both movies.

What should be interesting is how they will be introduced. With all things mutants taking place in the Fox movies, Marvel Studios will have to come up with another solution in explaining how the two siblings gained their powers. It could just go unsaid and maybe they'll just be two more "agents" under S.H.I.E.L.D.'s observation and training.

Avengers: Age of Ultron is due in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Source: USA Today

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Posted by Smurfboy

Yay!! I hope this movie will be breaking a lot of Box Office records!! Big $$$$!!!

Posted by bunkerbuster05

Yes yes yes yes. Not only are these two excellent characters who deserve more mainstream attention, they are going to be played by great actors. Especially Elizabeth Olsen. She is just delightful.

Posted by fables87

This is going to drive me mutant crazy. He's in two movies, two different actors, and both were in the first Kick-Ass Movie. Did Quicksilver suddenly become popular or something? Who made the announcement first I'm wondering?

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I have some weird issue with Aaron Taylor-Johnson...I don't know what it is, but something about him bugs me. Decent enough actor though.

I'm excited to see how they manage Wanda and Pietro in Avengers 2 without the whole mutant thing or referencing their father.

Posted by DaltonMunnal

As hilarious as I find it that we're getting Quicksilver in two different movies, a year apart, in different universes, played by two actors who previously starred in a superhero movie before... I was disappointed to see this made official. I know this casting has been rumored for ages, but I had been hoping that the reason this movie hadn't announced casting for Quicksilver, and Days of Future Past hasn't announced casting for Scarlet Witch, was that they were going to surprise us by having the be the same actors and merging universes. I knew that was incredibly unlikely, but it was a theory I was excited about. I mean, one movie is all about time travel, the other is at least named for a story arc that had so much time travel it broke the universe, so I figured it might have been a master plan to merge them. Oh, well. Great casting anyway. I'm just disappointed that they've now pretty much thrown away any chance of a merged universe in the future. We can still hope for Spidey, I guess.

Posted by JetiiMitra

Huh. Okay, I guess. I have no problems with this.

Edited by GothamRed

I saw Olsen basically confirm this on the Daily Show a little bit back. I hope Taylor-Johnson comes at this with a different voice than he uses in Kick-Ass, that voice annoyed me so much and it doesn't fit Pietro. Here's hoping.

Posted by TDK_1997

I really don't care for their involvement in the movie.Both characters are pretty boring for me and I can't be excited for such news as long as Hank Pym is still not set to appear in the movie.

Edited by Wolverine08

Cool.

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@fables87 said:

This is going to drive me mutant crazy. He's in two movies, two different actors, and both were in the first Kick-Ass Movie. Did Quicksilver suddenly become popular or something? Who made the announcement first I'm wondering?

ha, yet still no Wonder Woman movie.....

Posted by dondave
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I have some weird issue with Aaron Taylor-Johnson...I don't know what it is, but something about him bugs me. Decent enough actor though.

I'm excited to see how they manage Wanda and Pietro in Avengers 2 without the whole mutant thing or referencing their father.

I have the same problem as well. I just don't care for the movies he acts in I suppose.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Cool.

Posted by ULTRAstarkiller

So there can be no mention of Magneto right?

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Not that excited but it's not any bad news by any means.

Edited by KaliboooStew

I really don't like this. When I think of these characters, I think of two things:

1. They're mutants

2. They're the offspring of Magneto

If neither of these things will be true for Avengers 2, then in my opinion it's going too far from the source material. Still, I can't write it off before I've seen more, and this has oddly made me interested in seeing what they'll do with the characters for the film.

Posted by tigerkaya

Awesome this great! Great to see Scarlet Witch finally making head way, now I don't have to be bothered by Black Widow anymore. Now add in Vision and it will double in awesome. As to the lack of mutant connection I can live with that. Mutant aspect always did belong to the X-men mytho's anyway, easiest explanation would be they gained their powers being descendants of the Eternals.

Posted by Decept-O

More than anything, I am surprised with the fact they're using such young actors for the roles. Not complaining, just totally unexpected.

Never too fond when studios cast actors who have played other heroes or superheroes or villains from other comic book movies, though. Yes I know Chris Evans pulled off the Captain American role despite having been Human Torch but overall it is just annoying to me.

Why not cast an unknown and save some money?

Edited by Akindoodle

Yay but Whedon really needs to put Eliza Dushku and Nathan Fillion in something again

Edited by Oscars94

Add Falcon and Vision to the roster then you'll have a big team to face Thanos in Avengers 3.

Posted by M1cAL

Siiick!! i'm a fan of both of these actors & i think they'd do alright for these characters. And i'm glad they're on the younger side too, i really didnt want to see a middle-age Quicksilver or Scarlet Witch in their first (marvel) movie. All they need is Falcon & Vision, then i'd be good with the roster!

Posted by Shadow_13

So.... are they saying there will be two different Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch ?? or are they the same actors and actress that will be playing for Avengers 2 and Xmen DoFP?

Posted by Tyrus

The fact that there's more hate on Quicksilver makes it hilarious. It's so easy for me to point out the DC fanboys crying over the fact that Quicksilver is headed to the big-screen before The Flash.

Look at it this way - who knew people actually cared Quicksilver and his backstory? Right, nobody (well at least not as much people as there currently is). This Quicksilver hate is just like people pretending to be Mandarin fans, Hank Pym fans, Ultron fans, etc...

Posted by The_Titan_Lord

Nice.

Posted by Kerrigan

I hope they're the Avengers characters, and not the Ultimates. Grim dull Hawkeye was bad enough.

Edited by Kerrigan

Also, worth remembering Magneto wasn't revealed as their father for about 20 years after they joined the Avengers. I don't have a problem with that being missing.

Posted by dreamfall31

Elizabeth Olsen should be great, Aaron Johnson is one of my least favorite people appearing in movies now.

Posted by iaconpoint

@mr__kamikaze: it's because out in public he looks like a total douche. But yeah, good actor.

Posted by TheHeat

I saw Olsen basically confirm this on the Daily Show a little bit back. I hope Taylor-Johnson comes at this with a different voice than he uses in Kick-Ass, that voice annoyed me so much and it doesn't fit Pietro. Here's hoping.

You know that he has a European accent, right? He'll probably use his accent for Pietro since QS is European.

Edited by TheHeat

More than likely, they'll be introduced as Inhumans.

Posted by Danial79

Works for me. Can't wait!

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Posted by ceniza

Wasn't Wanda supposed to be... i don't know, more ethnically diverse? I'll see the movie and I'll probably love it. But I'm not so sure about this whitewashed casting. Whatever.

Edited by ScarletWitchFever

Fantastic news! :)

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

@ceniza said:

Wasn't Wanda supposed to be... i don't know, more ethnically diverse? I'll see the movie and I'll probably love it. But I'm not so sure about this whitewashed casting. Whatever.

Both Wanda and Pietro are off European descent. Wanda is diverse because she was raised by gypsies and what not, but that isn't really genetic. If they include some of their gypsy heritage into the movie, then that would be great too.

Posted by THORSON

that's a lot of members for a 2 hour movie.

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Posted by Tyrus

I don't get how people are surprised or worried about additions to The Avengers... I mean I love Cap, Stark, Thor, Hulk, Widow and Hawkeye, but I don't think I'd be able to put up with them by themselves for 3 movies... Heck people want a Justice League film to start off with the original 7 and act like that's not a problem, so it shouldn't be a problem if Avengers has that many members as well.

Edited by PietroMaximoffIsTheMan

Great news, can't wait.

Posted by Pokeysteve

Anyone else feel like this has been made official like 15 god damn times already?

Posted by deaditegonzo

Fox is shooting themselves in the foot not casting the same kid as Quicksilver. They need to ride those coat-tails and make those greenbacks.

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@kerrigan said:

I hope they're the Avengers characters, and not the Ultimates. Grim dull Hawkeye was bad enough.

Agree on serious Hawkeye being a total snore, but I think the Eurotrashy, snobbish ultimate versions of the twins would be pretty fun!

I just REALLY hope they don't overplay the over-protective brother/whiny sister bit... and Wanda faints after 1 spell from exhaustion

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Posted by Mapuia_Ralte

My hunch is that they're going to be Inhumans born to a certain individual whom shall be continuously mentioned in the movie but never revealing his identity due to certain events of the past to protect them from their teammates.

Posted by Tyrus

They can be Inhumans if Marvel wants them to be... But I'd rather have their background kept a secret if Magneto or mutants in general isn't involved. The comics dodged their backstory for 15 years (64-79)... I'm sure they can avoid it for one, two or three movies.

Posted by spider11211

This has potential to kick ass.

Posted by SoA

i like quicksilver i hope avengers 2 is a better portrayal, but glad to see the character hit the big screen

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Edited by buttersdaman000

So they'll be playing love interest first, then immediately play brother-sister next lol

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