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