Monday, April 29, 2013

A HEX POSSIBILITY: Joss Whedon Teases Siblings Locked In For Avengers 2

When you directed The Avengers movie into a global success beyond imagining, for the sequel, you can drop bombshells bigger than Iron Man himself. At least Joss Whedon can and did exactly that, talking to Yahoo recently. His (quoted) bomb?

"I've got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book, a brother-sister act, they're in the movie. That's exciting! You lock certain things in, there's a fluidity."

If by "brother-sister", Joss did mean Wanda and Pietro, that would mean one of The Avengers earliest, and long-standing comic-book lineups of Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would all be stars of the film.

While it has been stated previously that both Fox (who owns the film rights to the X-Men) and Marvel Studios could each use Magneto's siblings if they wanted to, their parentage always left fans thinking they would fall on the X-side of the fence.

Scarlet Witch is one of my all time top characters (go Force Works!), and along with Ant-Man's inclusion, gives a good heads up that her amazing android hubby, The Vision may also soon be on the cards.

Still, I have to admit I also have slight hopes for another pair who serve on another representitive super-team, after all on-screen Avengers don't all have to be comic Avengers do they?

 What do you think?  Or who do you think? Cannonball and Husk? Captain Britain and Psylocke?


  1. Waaaandaaaa!! Oh man. That would be a dream come true. I've always liked them better associated with the Avengers than the X books. But that's just a personal preference.

    As to the other power twins, I'd rather see an Alpha Flight movie. How'd that be for epicness?

  2. That would be beyond epic Random. Guardian lit up, Sasquatch transforming and Aurora's... well, instability would definitely put a new spin on why comic characters deal with, let alone Canada itself ;)

  3. Wanda and Pietro!
    Alpha Flight could have their own movie, though.

  4. Aliera that's three tickets sold for an Alpha Flight film, think that's enough for Marvel to get onto it? If they did I'd buy you and Random tickets. Truth.

  5. Four tickets sold. At one time Alpha Flight had become my favorite team and book to read. Puck, Snowbird, Shaman and a cameo from WeaponX.

    As far as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, I hope that's a go. However, how many Avengers is actually going to be in this movie?

    I think I've had enough of the Hulk, I really don't care for Antman but I heard they both were green lit. Dan do you have the 411?

  6. Thanks Tiger OA! They have confirmed the brother and sister mentioned are Wanda and Quicksilver, although they have also left a back door stating 'scripts change'. Kinda makes you wonder if the studios can also share Beast doesn't it?

    I think if you add to many more it might sink the film. There's only so many people who can get decent screen time in 2 1/2 hours, and unlike comics you can't spread that limelight out over instalments. I know people who still thought Cap was left out of the last film!

    I'm hoping Giant Man is the role Pym takes in the sequel. that would make a great on-screen visual. The bigger team, I kinda hope they leave for a tease at the end. Thanos is a galactic threat, we now have a galactic size response should he return' kinda thing.

    With the cosmic angle, I probably would've brought Ms Marvel into the fold over Wanda. It'd be a great costume to have up, and if Shulkie is too close to the Hulk to use, prove there are other heavy hitters in comics beside Wonder Woman. Plus just Black Widow on the team is a little lopsided.

    Still who knows. As they said 'scripts change'.