Joss Whedon is looking to dig a lot deeper into the Marvel universe with Avengers 2, and has opened up about how two new additions (and a founding member) will fit into the super-team’s next adventure.
Some spoilers for Iron Man 3 ahead!
As we’ve heard before, Whedon is looking to add Marvel alums Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to the universe, and said they’d represent an interesting counterpoint to the status quo from the first film. Plus, the brother-sister duo is guaranteed to complicate things:
“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.”
Whedon has also touched on how the ending of Iron Man 3 might affect Avengers 2, with Tony Stark having blown up his suits and found his inner identity apart from his Iron Man persona by the end of the threequel. Those events will hold some consequences, but Whedon said Stark still believes in the greater good — and would still come when called upon to save the world:
“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!’”
It’s nice to see that Whedon is already putting the pieces together, and that he’s giving proper respect to the canon established in the early Phase 2 films (i.e. Stark’s new philosophy on life). Plus, we can’t wait to see what he has in store for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.