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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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Edited by GNARshmallow

Love the characters, so much I don't wanna see them if their oegin sbare changed. The fact that magneto is their father is the best part about them. Since they can't mention magneto or any mutants in general then what the point. If you need more characters then use ms.marvel, black panther maybe even namor.

Posted by ravisher

better not change their origin

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

Looking forward to this, and shouldn't be a problem with their powers. Just be vague and mention they were born with their powers due to some genetic anomaly. They don't need to mention Magneto either as he's not necessary really. I think they did a great job with the casting and I always liked Quicksilver's scheming. Scarlet Witch I've never liked, especially since M-Day. :P

I just wonder that with all these people in the movie, how big will their roles be as everyone else in The Avengers was introduced in their own movie, or in another movie (Black Widow in Iron Man 2, and Hawkeye in Thor). I wonder if Iron Man will be active during this or perhaps it'll just be Tony Stark helping out with some other things, since he kind of walked away from things in Iron Man 3.

Edited by goobot

I honestly would have rather these characters to not show up in the avengers unless fox and marvel decided to join universes. It will make the characters seem so random and dumb. There was no need for it. What happened to marvel talking about how they have endless characters to choose from?

Posted by Bokkie

@daltonmunnal: How would they explain Cap and Johnny Storm ? if they ever merge ;)

Posted by Vance Astro

Weak casting job. They try less and less with every film.

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Posted by Tyrus

Weak casting job. They try less and less with every film.

... Not really. They just waste actors sometimes (e.g. Ben Kingsley, etc). Their castings are still way better than Fox or WB's IMO.

Posted by Vance Astro

@tyrus said:

... Not really. They just waste actors sometimes (e.g. Ben Kingsley, etc). Their castings are still way better than Fox or WB's IMO.

Iunno, I think Fox is about the same as Marvel on casting. A few amazing choices around, a bunch of terrible ones.

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Edited by OmegaHans

@decept_o: Yeah I agree, a bit too young.

I'm just kinda glad to hear about Quicksilver, I'm eager to see what his powers will look like on the movie screen.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

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

[Insert Ultimates joke here.]

@cmaprice said:

I'd have preferred Hank and Jan.

Same here, but if not them these two are a nice substitute.

Posted by queenfrost_

Joss already stated they won't have anything to do with SHIELD.

Posted by queenfrost_

@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.

Lmao

Joss Whedon...having....PoC...in cast...???? Maybe in another life. I think we're lucky Samuel L. Jackson was cast eons before Joss Whedon came on board the MCU.

Posted by comicgod

I think it is pretty cool that both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are in the movie. Scarlet Witch was in the uncanny avengers. The only downside of her being in the movie, is of course her brother Quicksilver has to be in it soon. The complete rip-off of Flash is going to be in the movie. But, because its Ultron I am rather excited to see this movie. In the original story Ant-man created Ultron, this time it will be Tony Stark who created Ultron which is pretty cool.

Posted by tigerkaya

@comicgod: Isn't that like saying Flash is a ripoff of Hermes.

Edited by GrenadeFlow

This has potential to kick ass.

I see what you did there.

Posted by Sebast_Allen

Love the characters, so much I don't wanna see them if their oegin sbare changed. The fact that magneto is their father is the best part about them. Since they can't mention magneto or any mutants in general then what the point. If you need more characters then use ms.marvel, black panther maybe even namor.

Apparently scarlet witch will not look like she does in comics, her suit

Posted by Oscars94

The team is complete!

Edited by THORSON

@tyrus said:

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...

same could be said for an ANTMAN movie before aquaman.

Edited by tigerkaya

Don't why everyone is making a big deal on the origin Fix never got the origin right with Havok and Cyclops age so why should this be different the only complaint I have is with Ultron origin change. To me if Marvel Studios can avoid mentioning The X-men the better.

Posted by Cutter

@mitran said:

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

This....

Except that they should have been with the X-Men...