The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Rumored To Introduce Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver As Inhumans

By Eric Eisenberg 2014-03-13 14:05:05discussion comments
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UPDATE: Turns out this rumor isn't true! Get all of the details HERE.

The Marvel Comics heroes Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are expected to be a crucial part of Joss Whedon's upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but their presence comes with a few stipulations. Because of the way the rights to the characters are split with 20th Century Fox, Marvel Studios isn't allowed to refer to the brother-sister duo as mutants - which, of course, leaves the company and the filmmakers without an easy explanation for the pair's incredible powers. We've spent months wondering what the solution to this problem would end up being, but according to an unnamed insider source at Unleash The Fanboy the mystery has now been solved: Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be Inhumans.

First appearing in the comics in 1965 and created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the story of the Inhumans begins in prehistoric times when the alien race known as the Kree discovered sentient life on Earth and began performing experiments on the earliest forms of Homo sapiens in the hopes that they could both learn to advance their own genetics and create a race of soldiers to fight against an enemy alien race called the Skrulls. The Kree were able to create a number of incredibly powerful individuals with different "gifts," but the experiment was abandoned due to a prophecy that the tests would lead to the Kree's doom.

While this story is only a rumor for now, it is one that actually does make a pretty good amount of sense. It would definitely explain how and why Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have the ability to run at superspeed and alter reality, respectively, and the subject of an Inhumans movie is one that has come up in the past. Changing the backstory will likely have at least some kind of effect on the portrayal of the siblings, but it would also Joss Whedon and the other Marvel filmmakers to stay largely true to who they are in the comics.

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, who are part of an awesome ensemble cast in The Avengers: Age of Ultron along with Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Thomas Kretschmann, Don Cheadle and Paul Bettany. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier set to hit theaters in the next few weeks we should be getting a flood of Marvel news pouring in, so stay tuned!


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