Marvel Studios is very strict with security on their films, going as far as to chastise (mockingly or otherwise) their stars when they reveal any information that isn’t passed through their official channels. That doesn’t stop things like set photos or cryptic hints from falling through the cracks, however, and a recent interview with Godzilla stars Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson has given us some hints as to the direction they may or may not be going with their characters in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
In Collider’s video interview with the soon to be Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, also known as Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, Taylor-Johnson and Olsen dished on everything from Marvel’s security personnel to Joss Whedon’s directing skills, to their accents in the film. To be more specific, Taylor-Johnson almost answered a straightforward question about whether the comic canon Eastern European accents would be used, and before he could say anything his co-star laughed and asked, "Are you really going to answer that?" After a bit of a giggle fit between the two, the official company line followed thusly:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson: "It’s subject to change." Elizabeth Olsen: "Always do reshoots."
Throwing around the idea of reshoots for The Avengers: Age of Ultron suggests that the actors must have been free to (or told to) try multiple tactics with their accents so that director Joss Whedon will have a lot to work with while playing with the characters in the final cut . Knowing what we know about the X:Men Days of Future Past version of the Quicksilver character, I wouldn't be surprised if the Aaron Taylor-Johnson has the Eastern European accent simply to distance his Quicksilver away from Evan Peters’ American version of the character. The situation with Elizabeth Olsen, on the other hand, is a bit different. X-Men: Days of Future Past is apparently dropping all reference to Scarlet Witch meaning that she will be playing the only version of the character we've never seen before on the big screen. This perhaps leaves some room for Olsen to pick up a brogue of her own.
Godzilla, where we will see Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen paired up for the first time, opens on May 16th, and The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to come out on May 1st, 2015. Here’s hoping the two leads don’t get sick of each other any time soon, as they seem to possess chemistry so great that they can have fun with interviews. We'll just have to see if they can make the switch from playing a married couple to playing brother and sister without missing a beat.