Appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week, Joss Whedon gave some insight into why he chose to include the sibling pair of Scarlet With and Quicksilver in The Avengers 2.
Whedon had already confirmed the inclusion of the the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, but he got into why he thought they were good ones to include in the follow-up to the third highest grossing film of all time.
Well, besides the fact that I grew up reading them, their powers are very visually interesting. One of the problems I had on the first one was, everybody basically had punchy powers. ‘I can hit,’ ‘I can also hit.’ Hopefully it didn’t get too boring. But coming into the second one, he’s got super speed. She can weave spells and a little telekinesis, get inside your head. There’s good stuff that they can do that will help sort of keep it fresh.
He raises a good point about the “punchy powers,” and both those characters will definitely add some new excitement to the franchise with their visually impressive powers. Will they add a good enough story element, though? Well, if they play them as they are in the books, they should as both of them – Quicksilver in particular – always added tension to the team.
We’ll find out when The Avengers 2 hits theaters on May 1, 2015.