Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s vast ensemble means that character posters for the likes of Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk and Captain America have been seeping out for a while. Each of those have pretty much been a re-introduction to the superheroes that we’ve come to know so well over the years. But the posters for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch allows us our first real, focused look at these new characters ahead of their on-screen debuts in Age Of Ultron. And they don’t disappoint. Just check out Scarlett Witch’s very own solo poster below.
Scarlet Witch (otherwise known as Wanda Maximoff) will be portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen in Joss Whedon’s hugely anticipated blockbuster sequel. And as you can see from the poster above, which came courtesy of Yahoo, she has mighty powerful hands, which are able to harness both magic and allows her to engage in both hypnosis and telekinesis.
Unlike the other Avengers: Age Of Ultron posters, Scarlet Witch’s has her in the foreground and doesn’t try to steal your gaze with Ultron’s minions wreaking havoc in the background. OK, you can see some standing on the roof top but they’re not creating mischief … yet. There’s something rather gothic about Scarlet Witch and her apparel, which suggests that she will be mingling in some shady antics throughout the sequel.
This goth look also extends to her brother Quicksilver (otherwise known as Pietro Maximoff), who has the ability of super-speed. Something that his Age Of Ultron poster suggests he fulfills throughout the film.
Aaron Taylor Johnson’s character appears to be weaving and darting his way past Ultron and his posse of robots in his poster, all without breaking a sweat, while he leaves a trail of blue sparks in his wake.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch’s introductions are seen as a seismic step in maneuvering Marvel’s Cinematic Universe into its third phase. The pair are both mutants (which is why they also appear in the X-Men franchise too), and will help to pave the way for Doctor Strange’s origin tale.
But from Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s latest trailer it looks as though the pair will be enticed to side with James Spader’s Ultron at the start of the film, before they then ultimately decide to work alongside the Avengers. In the comics the pair often switch from being on the good to the bad side of evil, so this would match up with the source material. We’ll learn if that’s actually the case when Avengers: Age Of Ultron is released on May 1.