‘Avengers 2’ update: Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch planned

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So this is happening.

Joss Whedon, after having referred to wanting to add a “brother-sister” team to the mix in “The Avengers 2” or whatever the sequel will be called when it’s released in 2015, confirmed this week he was talking about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, early Avengers members, children of Magneto of “X-Men” fame.

Quicksilver, or Pietro Maximoff, is Marvel’s fastest mutant. Scarlet Witch, or Wanda Maximoff, has powers that appear magical. They’ve been villains at times but heroes more often than not.

If you remember way back in May 2012, I wrote about the online guessing game that began after Whedon wrote several mentions of SHIELD agent Phil Coulson’s cellist girlfriend into “The Avengers.”

Quint and other folks speculated that the reference was to Scarlet Witch because the character – and this is a point of contention – supposedly had some background as a cellist in the comics.

Why would that be interesting?

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Well, because Coulson was killed off and we all hoped he would come back as the Vision, the android Avenger. Cause Vision and Wanda were a longtime couple in the comics.

Of course now Coulson’s come back, somehow, for this fall’s “Agents of SHIELD” TV series. So now we don’t know what to think.

Anyway, if the cellist references and Vision hints didn’t pan out, at least we have Whedon saying outright he plans to bring the two into the mix.

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Of course, they’re also talking about Saoirse Ronan as Wanda in the movie, and there’s just way too big an age difference between the young actress and Coulson actor Clark Gregg.

Even in Hollywood.

Oh, Vision.

 

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