Thoughts On Qucksilver and Scarlet Witch In Avengers 2

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With talk of who should be in the sequel to Avengers buzzing around, you of course have those who believe that heroes who would “look better on screen” should be added. That’s fair to want, but with the new rumors surrounding the appearance of a “brother and sister”, I think that it is only right that it be Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, two original Avengers who are also mutants. As a family and popcorn movie, they do seem like the wisest choice.

Pietro and Wanda sought refuge from the Avengers after they have fled their homeland because they were being hunted for being mutants. As they were almost caught, they were rescued by Magneto(who had no idea he’s their father) and had them join his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. They worked for Magneto for some time till they realized that they were being used and escaped his grasp which is how they made their way to the Avengers. They were inducted along with Hawkeye to take the place of the charter members, who wished to take a leave of absence. At first it was looked upon as less capable than the previous roster, but defeating Kang the Conqueror, Doctor Doom, and other threats quickly proved their worth. Although the hot-tempered Quicksilver and Hawkeye often both rebelled against his orders, Avengers leader Captain America molded them into valuable team members.

I don’t think that they will go with the ultimate story either. Mainly because from what is seen, it is only the Avengers plot itself that closely resembles the Ultimate storyline. All else like origins take more perspective from the 616 universe. And with these two characters specifically, they fit in more as their main canon selves. Not only because they are less troubled, but because they have that family bond that most will find favor in being a family movie. If they were trying to keep their casual audience along with the comic fans, this is the move that any smart man would make and what I do believe Whedon is going through with.

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver

Excelsior!

And stay tuned!

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3 thoughts on “Thoughts On Qucksilver and Scarlet Witch In Avengers 2

  1. I would love to see these two in the next Avengers movie. There’s been a lot of talk about how they’re mutants and Fox owns the rights to “mutants” and how they’re Magneto’s children and Disney can’t have them. I doubt that’s true. As long as they don’t call them mutants and don’t mention Magneto they should be fine. I want to see a live action Scarlett Witch.

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    • There is such a gap that between films that they can be introduced without back story, just like Hawkeye and Black Widow. Avengers 2 can show Fury calling in Iron Man, Cap and the gang for some emergency, and we see that there are new recruits that they’ve added while these guys have been off doing their own movies. Or perhaps the television show, Agents of SHIELD, might be a good way to introduce them.

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