Joss Whedon Can't Wait To "Knock" Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch Against THE AVENGERS

Joss Whedon Can't Wait To "Knock" Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch Against THE AVENGERS

Joss Whedon recently appeared on the Tavis Smiley show and spoke about Quicksilver & the Scarlet Witch, reinterpreting Marvel heroes for a new generation and more.

In addition to discussing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (sounds like maybe they'll be fighting The Avengers at least initially), Joss describes the feeling of directing characters he grew up reading and the responsibility he shoulders to reinterpret these characters for children just coming of age and discovering these superheroes for the first time.

Marvel talk runs through the 10:00 - 19:30 min mark

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"We are introducing Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch who are mainstays of The Avengers universe, they're foes, they've been allies and they're very interesting to me because I grew up reading The Avengers. They have powers that are visually exciting, different from the characters we've seen before so I'm excited to knock them against The Avengers and see what shakes loose."

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Running Time: Script-development Stage
Release Date: May 1, 2015 (USA)
MPAA Rating: This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated
Starring: Scarlet Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsorth
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Written by: Joss Whedon (screenplay)
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LucasMend - 6/7/2013, 12:55 PM
It will be nice to see them on big screen, but weird changing their origin and background. I would prefer Ms Marvel and Vison, or Black Phanter.
Reasonnnn - 6/7/2013, 1:03 PM
maryboo - 6/7/2013, 1:04 PM
All I want to know is if they're keep then wincest.
Mucklefluga - 6/7/2013, 1:05 PM
Eh. Wrong choice of characters you selfish man!
TonyChu - 6/7/2013, 1:07 PM
Can't wait for this movie, but the inclusion of Wanda and Pietro is a little awkward for me. But hopefully their inclusion will be fleshed out well by Whedon. In Whedon, we trust!
TheDARKestKNIGHT - 6/7/2013, 1:08 PM
Don't like they're inclusion. They're Mutants first then avengers

Not trolling. Love Marvel comics. Loved the Avengers movie. Own it on Bluray.

Amazing512 - 6/7/2013, 1:09 PM
In Whedon we trust.
Ambushbug - 6/7/2013, 1:10 PM
I know not everyone is on board with the choice of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, but I love the choice for the reasons he stated. There are many other Avengers that others want to see, and I understand that, but so many of the others often mentioned (Luke Cage, Black Panther, Ms Marvel, Vision) are not dramatically different power wise. Of that list I think Vision would be the one with the most difference. However, I think think Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's powers will really pop on screen and be dramatically different from the Avengers we now have.
Ramiel - 6/7/2013, 1:11 PM

How are they "wrong choice of characters"? SW and QS both joined the Avengers after Captain America did. What Whedon is doing with them makes sense, unlike what Singer is doing.
Highflyer - 6/7/2013, 1:11 PM
I'm not really fond of the idea of quicksilver and his sis appearing in Avengers 2. Would have liked black panther to appear.
DrDoom - 6/7/2013, 1:14 PM
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have been Avengers mainstays for decades, so it makes sense for them to be in it. I just really hope the rights problems are handled properly.
LEVITIKUZ - 6/7/2013, 1:15 PM
So instead of introducing Black Panther your introduce the redneck incest brother and sister duo.

Falcon, Black Panther, War Machine, She-Hulk, Ms Marvel, Ant-Man, Wasp, Daredevil (he was an Avenger briefly), Dr Strange, and the list goes on. All better choices.
gambgel - 6/7/2013, 1:16 PM
I have never seen a director talking this much about new characters ever before. And less 2 years before the actual movie.

Something about this feels off to me. Not hating, ok, guys? just what I feel about all this talk about the Maximoff
TheFox - 6/7/2013, 1:16 PM
I want to see these two in The Avengers 2... but I ALSO want to see Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In fact, I probably want to see Quicksilver in DoFP MORE.

I hope Marvel and 20th Century Fox can just both use the character. Honestly, that would be awesome.

jazzman - 6/7/2013, 1:17 PM
this is so silly Joss Whedon need to fricking forget these characters.
charlie2094 - 6/7/2013, 1:20 PM

I agree with you. Especially from Marvel, they've always been so secretive and playing their cards close to their chest that this does all seem strange to me. They're being so open about this, what gives? Remember how they introduced Hawkeye into the Avengers? As part of the big comic-con presentation.

Thinking Marvel is up to something. Maybe they'll appear mostly as foes, but we're being mislead into thinking of them as proper Avengers members. Might be completely wrong, it's just not Marvels way to be so open about such a thing.
MarkJulian - 6/7/2013, 1:20 PM
@JonathaNisMagnuM Childhood ftw!
Cartoon22 - 6/7/2013, 1:22 PM
whatever...just give me THANOS in A2and ULTRON in A3 as villains!!!
Newbus - 6/7/2013, 1:22 PM
I dont think Whedon has anything to worry about with Singers version of Quicksilver.

Having heard that the Avengers was coming to the big screen he decides to include a winged insect like female known as Angel Salvatore and nobody to this day understood why.

But with his sudden inclusion of Quicksilver for a 5 second spot in DOFP it's now becomes clearer why Angel was included...and now dumped.
knocturnalzen10 - 6/7/2013, 1:23 PM
i rpay there's a great plan to this only thing i can think of is when Scarlet witch starts tapping into chaos magic.
ALmazing - 6/7/2013, 1:23 PM
Of all the Avengers why these 2, I don't see it... In Joss we trust but... why these 2?
FrenzyFreak - 6/7/2013, 1:24 PM
Why does everyone keep discussing changing their backgrounds? They can be mutants just the cant use the word mutant or Magneto. That's their only restriction. Knowing Whedon as a big comics fan he won't want to [frick] with their backgrounds or origins just say they're people born with powers.
ahhmynuts - 6/7/2013, 1:24 PM
i bet quicksilver and scarlett took the place of some other characters(ms. marvel,vision etc.) joss wanted in the movie. but for reasons unknown had to find replacements and picked them. they just seem out of place and hes trying to fix that but marketing them himself. With all that being said i still trust this man. im sure they'll be excellent additions hopefully appearing in future movies as well.
marcvader1 - 6/7/2013, 1:25 PM
Love this guy.
PsychoManiacJacky - 6/7/2013, 1:26 PM
It doesn't matter if Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were Avengers, nearly every single Marvel hero you can name was one point in time an Avenger lol
marcvader1 - 6/7/2013, 1:27 PM
These 2 characters are totally up Whedon's alley.
LEVITIKUZ - 6/7/2013, 1:28 PM
Tony Stark to Cap: "Did you know anything about these 2 new guys Shield has?"

Cap to Tony: "No not that much. I don't trust them though."

Tony to Cap: "Well I've done some research about who they really are. And who their father is."

Nick Fury to Tony: "Stark that information is classify and you know it. End it before I make you."

And that's how you include they are mutants and Magnetos kids without telling you it.
Brainiac13 - 6/7/2013, 1:28 PM
Its cool that they are going to be in the A2!
LEVITIKUZ - 6/7/2013, 1:29 PM
Ramiel - 6/7/2013, 1:30 PM

QW and SW predate all those you mentioned, with the exception of Ant-Man and Wasp, as being members of the Avengers.
LEVITIKUZ - 6/7/2013, 1:30 PM

I know no good director will use the Ultimate versions. I mainly said that as a joke. I still don't like these choices. Their are way better characters to do. Falcon and War Machine definitely deserves a spot.
charlie2094 - 6/7/2013, 1:30 PM

I think @gambgel was on about how suspiciously open Marvel is being about this when they're renowned for being very secretive and strict. Remember how Hawkeye was announced, in this big comic-con presentation.

They just randomly came out one day and said they'd be in it which seems very different to what Marvel usually does. Could be they're hiding something, or maybe they got word Fox were using them, so decided to suddenly talk about it. Who knows, just suspicious behaviour for Marvel.

I personally am happy if they're the only new members. Would've preferred others, but solid choices still.
novaprime - 6/7/2013, 1:30 PM
It want to see how This Plays Out!!!
marcvader1 - 6/7/2013, 1:32 PM
I for one am looking forward to seeing their powers translated to film more so than having more really good fighters or really strong people.
jazzman - 6/7/2013, 1:32 PM
Black Panther, Ms Marvel are better choice for crying out loud.
beane2099 - 6/7/2013, 1:32 PM
I'd rather he tell the story HE wants to tell than a story he doesn't want to tell. We've sen what happens in those cases. For examle, Raimi had no desire to use Venom and it showed.
TheWolverine08 - 6/7/2013, 1:33 PM
This is gonna be good! I hope we get a Black Panther reference!
marcvader1 - 6/7/2013, 1:33 PM
@beane2099 totally agree.
LEVITIKUZ - 6/7/2013, 1:34 PM

First off Levitik-ass? Is that really the best you could come up with? Lame attempt, try again.

Second off just because they became Avengers fairly within the first year of the comics, doesn't make them important. I would say Scarlett Witch could be important but not Quicksilver. They don't have a solo series that is all that long, they aren't all that interesting.

Adding Black Panther would be best but then again Disney owns Marvel.
Ramiel - 6/7/2013, 1:35 PM
"Of all the Avengers why these 2, I don't see it..."

Because way before Cage, Ms. Marvel, Panther, Spider-Woman, Falcon, War-Machine, etc ever became Avengers, SW and QS were members of the Avengers.
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