A few weeks ago, rumors were swirling within that within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would be joining the gang in the upcoming Marvel’s The Avengers sequel. Now, officially, writer/director Joss Whedon has confirmed that the characters will indeed appear. In a recently interview with IGN, he talked about the characters inclusion in the film and their involvement in the story.
“You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”
SuperHeroHype.com also exclusively learned that the Irish actress, Saoirse Ronan, is the “prototype” for the film’s version of the Scarlet Witch character. However, no official casting has been announced.
Whedon also spoke in the interview about the ending of Iron Man 3. Warning there ARE spoilers below this point.
“Well, I feel like in Iron Man 3, even though he said, ‘I’ve changed’ — he blew up his remote suits, but I don’t think anybody thinks he doesn’t have one anymore. The question is, if The Avengers are called, does he show up? And the answer is, ‘Yes!’”
Casting for The Avengers 2 is still coming together with many rumors flying around about potential actors being replaced. Regardless of who ultimately assembles for the sequel, Marvel’s The Avengers 2 hits the big screen on May 1, 2015.