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Joss Whedon says that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are on Team Ultron

07.18.2014

While our heroes are going to have their hands full with the sentient robot voiced by James Spader in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, it's easy to forget that they also have to contend with Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. At least, initially. The actors portraying them, as well as writer/director Joss Whedon, recently spoke out about the two orphans and why they'll prove to be more than a menace for the Avengers.

In Joss Whedon's words:

With THE AVENGERS, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody and now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it’s a darker, weirder, tougher world that they’re living in. They’re on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they’re dealing with powers that they’re not used to.

Elizabeth Olsen on her character of Scarlet Witch:

The reason she’s so special is because she has such a vast amount of knowledge that she’s unable to learn how to control it. No one taught her how to control it properly. So it gets the best of her. It’s not that she’s mentally insane, it’s just that she’s just overly stimulated. And she can connect to this world and parallel worlds at the same time, and parallel times.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the brother/sister duo:

They’re gypsies in a way. They’re romani. They’re sort of like travelers. With no ties to the world, naturally they couldn’t care less if it burns. They’re very yin-and-yang in that twin sense. In his power, he’s physical and she’s psychological. My character is very much on the frontline, but he can be quite emotional. He’s quick tempered. He gets agitated. He’s impatient. But he’s super protective. You see this beautiful tenderness between them. He’s like the father figure and she’s like the mother figure. Emotionally, she can stabilize him, and he protects her physically, vice-versa. So they have this beautiful connection and it’s kind of them against the world.

Recently, Bryan Singer used Quicksilver with great success in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Easily a fan-favorite in that film, I'm curious to see how Whedon's iteration will compare. Whedon felt them important enough to give them a story in the sequel to the most successful comic book film of all time, so I'm sure he will make good use of the characters.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will commence on May 1, 2015.

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2:53AM on 07/21/2014

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2:27PM on 07/19/2014
I'm excited for the movie, but after Godzilla, Aaron Taylor-Johnson just seems eh. Granted Godzilla didn't give him much to work with, but even in that pic, he just seems too bulky and off for Quicksilver.
I'm excited for the movie, but after Godzilla, Aaron Taylor-Johnson just seems eh. Granted Godzilla didn't give him much to work with, but even in that pic, he just seems too bulky and off for Quicksilver.
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8:47AM on 07/19/2014

Quicksilver blehh

Excited for the movie, love nearly all recent Marvel flicks. However I think it's funny how everyone bashed Quicksilver from X-men before seeing it, but looking at the 2 side by side the X-men version seems much more realistic. It had character, looked like something he would have really pieced together, while this one looks like he is trying hard to be a superhero. I admit I'm nit-picking. I was just truly impressed with the X-men Quicksilver.
Excited for the movie, love nearly all recent Marvel flicks. However I think it's funny how everyone bashed Quicksilver from X-men before seeing it, but looking at the 2 side by side the X-men version seems much more realistic. It had character, looked like something he would have really pieced together, while this one looks like he is trying hard to be a superhero. I admit I'm nit-picking. I was just truly impressed with the X-men Quicksilver.
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4:42PM on 07/18/2014

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Ultron is usually made of Adamantium, which most people know as the unbreakable metal attached to Logans skeleton. Along with vast intelligence, the ability to hack into anything and control it, such as any electonics, military drones, computers, Ironmans armor(s) and launch nuclear weapons around the world. Ultron, if done correctly, can be a serious threat to the Avengers and the world. Since they cant use Adamantium in this film they may have to come up with a Vibranium mixed substance to
Ultron is usually made of Adamantium, which most people know as the unbreakable metal attached to Logans skeleton. Along with vast intelligence, the ability to hack into anything and control it, such as any electonics, military drones, computers, Ironmans armor(s) and launch nuclear weapons around the world. Ultron, if done correctly, can be a serious threat to the Avengers and the world. Since they cant use Adamantium in this film they may have to come up with a Vibranium mixed substance to allow him take a beating. Plus, Scarlet Witch can be a huge threat too and warp reality and can be "unhinged" at times.
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5:12PM on 07/18/2014
Good to know this, thank you. I still don't know how Ultron would stand up to the Hulk. Even if his armor is indestructible, there would be parts in him that aren't so when Hulk gets his hand on him, I'd think he would rip him to pieces. I would think the Scarlet Witch would actually be a more formidable opponent from what I hear of her powers.
Good to know this, thank you. I still don't know how Ultron would stand up to the Hulk. Even if his armor is indestructible, there would be parts in him that aren't so when Hulk gets his hand on him, I'd think he would rip him to pieces. I would think the Scarlet Witch would actually be a more formidable opponent from what I hear of her powers.
5:22PM on 07/18/2014
I understand. But comic Ultron could last against the Hulk. But Scarlett Witch is powerful enough to the point she warp the reality of the whole planet to make it were virtually everyone was a mutant and her Father basically ruled the world. She can be scary when she loses here mind. But so could the Sentry. I want to see that guy on screen. He was one of the few characters to go toes to toes with Hulk, even broke all his bones.
I understand. But comic Ultron could last against the Hulk. But Scarlett Witch is powerful enough to the point she warp the reality of the whole planet to make it were virtually everyone was a mutant and her Father basically ruled the world. She can be scary when she loses here mind. But so could the Sentry. I want to see that guy on screen. He was one of the few characters to go toes to toes with Hulk, even broke all his bones.
4:34PM on 07/18/2014
Love the characters of quicksilver & witch. Even though there are too many characters in this movie for me. Hopefully it doesn't become convoluted.
Love the characters of quicksilver & witch. Even though there are too many characters in this movie for me. Hopefully it doesn't become convoluted.
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4:12PM on 07/18/2014
If Zack Snyder was more like Joss Whedon, then we wouldn't need Kevin Smith anymore. Oh I'm sorry, we're all super duper exited for Tusk, aren't we? Rolling my eyes here... And the next person that tries to defend Tusk by telling me how good Red State was, well, that movie was only worth it 'cos of John Goodman. And he ain't the fuckin' walrus in Tusk, so shut up!
If Zack Snyder was more like Joss Whedon, then we wouldn't need Kevin Smith anymore. Oh I'm sorry, we're all super duper exited for Tusk, aren't we? Rolling my eyes here... And the next person that tries to defend Tusk by telling me how good Red State was, well, that movie was only worth it 'cos of John Goodman. And he ain't the fuckin' walrus in Tusk, so shut up!
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4:21PM on 07/18/2014
What does any of what you said have to do with this article?
What does any of what you said have to do with this article?
5:01PM on 07/18/2014
Wait.....What? Its amazing how Kevin Smith has been mentioned almost every day
Wait.....What? Its amazing how Kevin Smith has been mentioned almost every day
3:30PM on 07/18/2014

Much better!

I know squat about the comic books, but Ultron and his minions against the entire Avenger's team, the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision would not sell me that the good guys are in any real danger. And I've said this before, in order for a super hero movie to work, the viewer needs to feel like the hero or hero's are actually in true danger.
I know squat about the comic books, but Ultron and his minions against the entire Avenger's team, the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and Vision would not sell me that the good guys are in any real danger. And I've said this before, in order for a super hero movie to work, the viewer needs to feel like the hero or hero's are actually in true danger.
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2:34PM on 07/18/2014
Might be me, but its almost easy to forget that The Vision is in this film. Im waiting to see that.
Might be me, but its almost easy to forget that The Vision is in this film. Im waiting to see that.
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12:39AM on 07/19/2014
Same here!
Same here!
1:03PM on 07/18/2014
Quicksilver's power in DOFP doesn't hold up under scrutiny. He's basically a god with no established weakness to his powers. He can move incredibly fast without blacking out from G-Force. He doesn't burn up when speeding through the atmosphere. He can touch objects that themselves are already moving at a high velocity (ie. bullets) without getting injured from friction. He can talk fast! Singer knew he was a problem which is why he disappears entirely.

I have faith that Whedon has
Quicksilver's power in DOFP doesn't hold up under scrutiny. He's basically a god with no established weakness to his powers. He can move incredibly fast without blacking out from G-Force. He doesn't burn up when speeding through the atmosphere. He can touch objects that themselves are already moving at a high velocity (ie. bullets) without getting injured from friction. He can talk fast! Singer knew he was a problem which is why he disappears entirely.

I have faith that Whedon has written an actual character for his movie.
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5:28AM on 07/19/2014
Does any superpower hold up under scrutiny?
Does any superpower hold up under scrutiny?
12:46PM on 07/18/2014
Scarlet Witch sort of sounds like ScarJo's Lucy
Scarlet Witch sort of sounds like ScarJo's Lucy
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12:18PM on 07/18/2014
I'm surprised that they are Team Ultron in the beginning considering that Fury and Hawkeye break them out of Hydra's capture, which I presume is in the beginning of the film.

At least we know they'll end up being Team Avengers by the end of the film.
I'm surprised that they are Team Ultron in the beginning considering that Fury and Hawkeye break them out of Hydra's capture, which I presume is in the beginning of the film.

At least we know they'll end up being Team Avengers by the end of the film.
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1:00PM on 07/18/2014
That could be a ploy to get inside the Avengers tower or something. The twins could make them think the Avengers rescued them to get close and attack when they are weak but end up sympathizing with the team and change sides. Just a thought.
That could be a ploy to get inside the Avengers tower or something. The twins could make them think the Avengers rescued them to get close and attack when they are weak but end up sympathizing with the team and change sides. Just a thought.
2:29PM on 07/18/2014
But you assume that when they are broken out of Hydra's capture they're entirely on board with The Avengers. Perhaps after breaking them out of Hydra they end up back at the Avengers mansion for Tony's big party where Ultron becomes sentient and tries to take them all out. Perhaps at first they side with Ultron because his intentions appeal to them. However, throughout the course of the movie the Avengers are able to convince them to stand for humanity. We really have confirmation of three
But you assume that when they are broken out of Hydra's capture they're entirely on board with The Avengers. Perhaps after breaking them out of Hydra they end up back at the Avengers mansion for Tony's big party where Ultron becomes sentient and tries to take them all out. Perhaps at first they side with Ultron because his intentions appeal to them. However, throughout the course of the movie the Avengers are able to convince them to stand for humanity. We really have confirmation of three scenes in the film and no way of knowing how they all tie together, it's too hard to speculate what will and won't happen.
3:43PM on 07/18/2014
but Ultron is on Team Avengers in the beginning.
but Ultron is on Team Avengers in the beginning.
10:14AM on 07/20/2014
Your surprised that they start out as villains? Where u not complaining about ff being dif from source? Yet you want this to be dif from source? What a total cunt.
Your surprised that they start out as villains? Where u not complaining about ff being dif from source? Yet you want this to be dif from source? What a total cunt.
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