The Avengers 2 may be set to feature its comic book counterpart's most prominent super-siblings. According to a tidbit in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring a cover story on Iron Man 3, a long-touted rumor recently revived by teases from director, Joss Whedon is TRUE: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will reportedly join the team in the mega-movie sequel.
Of course, with all major news that didn't come directly from the horse's mouth, the report has yet to be backed up with a confirmation. Indeed, Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige (our "horse" in question,) is still choosing to remain mum on the issue. There's certainly a ring of truth to the report considering the source and it has been said that the Avengers team would likely go into the sequel with somewhat of a rotated lineup. It may be the case that reports on the duo's inclusion stemmed from Joss Whedon's current early drafts for the film, which are still subject to a number of unforeseen circumstances that could potentially omit the characters. So, an "official confirmation" probably would not be ideal at this point, regardless of the supposed strength of the report's veracity.
What will be interesting with the potential inclusion of this duo is the fact that this would be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's introduction of mutant characters; specifically, with Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, we have the twin daughter and son of the X-Men's main nemesis in the magnetic mutant maestro, Magneto. In fact, both siblings were original members of Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants before going the heroic route. Scarlet Witch brings powers that manipulate probability called "hexes," which she can also use to conjure energy bolt attacks. Quicksilver, on the other hand, is a speedster, who also has the ability to think as quickly as his superhuman feats allow him to move.
This could be a potential watershed moment where we see how Marvel Studios dances around characters and concepts with direct links to titles they don't have the cinematic rights to acknowledge, which in this case, is the Fox-held X-Men mythos. Of course, there are so many variables when it comes to box-office performances of upcoming titles and fan feedback on the upcoming MCU films which could alter the plans to include the duo.
The Avengers 2 reassembles with a more acceptable version of the Wonder Twins when it hits theaters on May 1, 2015.