Did Joss Whedon Hint That Avengers 2 Could Include Scarlet Witch And Quicksilver?

As great as it was to see heroes like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye team up in Joss Whedon's The Avengers, we can rightly expect that the movie's 2015 sequel will play around with the lineup a bit. Not only does Marvel have Guardians of the Galaxy coming out next summer, which will likely tie into Avengers 2 somehow, it's already been confirmed that the studio is planning Ant-Man and Doctor Strange movies as part of their Phase Three plans, meaning that those characters could possibly show up in the next Avengers film as well. But while nothing is certain, last night the writer/director actually dropped a big hint about two new characters that could show up.

Disney and Marvel held the premiere of Iron Man 3 in Los Angeles last night, and while covering the red carpet Yahoo! had the chance to speak with Whedon about his plans for Avengers 2, and during their conversation the filmmaker revealed some details about two new characters that are a part of his script. Said Whedon, "I've got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act, they're in the movie." You can watch the interview below and pay attention around the 2:10 mark.

While there are a few sibling pairs in the Marvel comic book universe, the most obvious answer to Whedon's riddle are Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver - two characters who are not only fraternal twins, but two of the earliest members of the Avengers team in the comics. For those unfamiliar with the heroes, Scarlet Witch has the ability to cast hexes that can manipulate probability, while Quicksilver has superhuman speed.

If it is indeed those two that Whedon is referring to, the situation comes with an added twist. In addition to being former members of The Avengers, both of them also happen to be mutants. According to Marvel's contracts with other studios, this means that both of them can actually be used by 20th Century Fox as well, as they own the rights to Marvel's mutant characters like the X-Men. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has confirmed previously that both studios can use the characters, however.

Do you think that it's Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver that Whedon is referring to? If so, are you excited to see the characters in The Avengers 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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