If you were to pick up any of the 50 comic books in the Avengers family that Marvel currently publishes, you’ll find a lot of mutants. There’s Havok, Wolverine, Beast, even Rogue in various line-ups. But the first two mutants in the comic book Avengers were the brother and sister act of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, first joining the team in issue #16. While it might be unlikely to see Lucas Till, Hugh Jackman, Nicholas Hoult, Kelsey Grammer, or Anna Paquin in Avengers 2, it seems that the Maximoff siblings might be included in that films line-up.
Yahoo! caught up with Joss Whedon at the Iron Man 3 premiere. Here is a video of it.
For those of you unable or unwilling to view that video, let me give you the salient points. 1. Whedon finished the first draft of the Avengers 2 script, 2. He’s meeting with actors and 3.:
I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act.
Now that is how an evil genius teases audiences! Good show man!
But wait! If Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are mutants, wouldn’t they be covered by Fox’s “We own the rights to anything mutant” contract that Marvel signed with that studio, way back when the thought of them owning their own studio was a pipe dream? Yes. But as we covered back in August, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are characters that Kevin Feige believes were shared by both Fox and Marvel Films. We’ll see what Fox’s interpretation of the character’s rights really are if there is any forthcoming legal action if or when they appear in the sequel. However, considering that Fox has yet to include them in any of their X-Men films and we’ve already seen characters such as Azazel, Blink and Warpath, odds are they weren’t going to use them anyway.
Of course, that is if Whedon was talking about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. I mean, they are far and away the most notable brother and sister to operate within the Avengers, being focal parts of the team when a young Whedon most likely would have started reading the title,
Bleeding Cool has some other possibilities, such as Fenris and Captain Britain/Psylocke (who has already appeared in the X-Men film universe). I’ll throw another possibility–Captain Marvel. The original Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell, was a big ally of Avengers in the comics. He is the “father” of Genis-Vell and Phyla-Vell (father in the sense that his genetic material was used in the creation of the two in two separate realities). The former has experience with the comic book Avengers, the latter with the comic book Guardians of the Galaxy. All are “cosmic” characters and would fit in with Phase II very well. And there are rumors that Ms. Marvel will be making an appearance. Just throwing that out there.