So Joss Whedon dropped a geeky bombshell on the red carpet of the Iron Man 3 premiere in Los Angeles! Speaking about the sequel to incredibly successful Avengers Assemble Joss had this to say about who we could see joining the others on the team…
“I’ve got these two characters, you know, I’ve got these two of my favorite characters from the comic books, a brother/sister act. They’re in the movie. That’s exciting. You know you can lock certain things in.”
Brother and Sister? For anyone not up speed on the Avengers roster, the brother and sister due could very (and most definitely be) the Maximoff siblings (that’s right I said Maximoff as in the fruit of Magnetos loins)! Wanda and Pietro Maximoff or the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as they are known as more commonly are mutant brother and sister who possess incredible power and found their way on the Avengers team trying to distance (and p*ss off) themselves from their father while hopefully making up for some of their misguided behaviour.
Quicksilver possesses super human speed that ‘allows him to perform feats such as create cyclone-strength winds; run up walls and cross bodies of water. It has been revealed that one of the reasons for his abrasive and impatient personality is that it seems to him that the rest of the world is moving in slow motion and that he is constantly waiting for it to catch up.’ The Scarlet Witch is however on a different level to her brother and what start out as the ability to affect the luck by inflicting hexes and boons on those around became the ability to shape reality itself and the Wanda became one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel Universe responsible for some huge and often catastrophic events… House of M anyone?
As well as their appearance in the comics the pair have also been together in the TV show, ‘X-Men Evolution’. Now who do we cast to play them?!
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