Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2

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Scarlet Witch and QuicksilverThere has been a lot of speculation since Joss Whedon dropped a hint that he would be including a “brother-sister act” in the sequel to The Avengers. The most popular choice among fans was the duo of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, two of Magneto’s children. Marvel president Kevin Feige had deflected the question in an interview, saying that the characters were in the current draft, but that that might change. But now Whedon himself has finally confirmed the characters’ identities, two of his favorite characters from the comics apparently, so it sounds like he’s definitely invested in keeping them in the script. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch will in fact be joining the cast of Avengers 2. Whedon had this to say about them:

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.

Avengers 2 is slated for release May 1, 2015. Excited about the new characters? Who else do you want to see in the film? Do you think they’ll mention that their father has a magnetic personality? Let us know in the comments below!