A few pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together, and now Joss Whedon himself has revealed more of how Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch fit into Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Though our first official peek at the super-powered siblings found them locked up in Baron Von Strucker’s basement in the post-credit scene of Winter Soldier, Whedon confirmed they’ll apparently be playing for “Team Ultron” by the time the Avengers sequel rolls around.
In addition to being two formidable allies for the latest foe to take on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, Whedon teased that their certain brand of super powers will also present a whole new set of challenges for the good guys. As the director succinctly explains to Entertainment Weekly, there are a lot more skills in play now than just the ability to punch things really hard:
“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. With the [first] 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 [Ultron] 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."
Quicksilver himself, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, also opened up a bit about the dynamic he gets to play with his on-screen sister Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen:
“There's a lot of clashing. He’s quick tempered. He gets agitated. He's impatient. But he's super protective. 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. You see this beautiful tenderness between them.”
Though comic fans know Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch eventually find their way over to the good side, it should be extremely entertaining to watch that journey take place on-screen. If nothing else, Age of Ultron seems to be diving into the deep end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe pool.
Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)