So Yahoo was interviewing nerd icon Joss Whedon about his planned sequel for The Avengers and this came up:
“I’ve got these two characters, two of my favorite characters from the comic book; a brother-sister act,” Whedon told Yahoo! Movies. “They’re in the movie. That’s exciting.”
He did not reveal who the characters were, but speculation on comic book and movie blogs immediately focused on the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. The two are the mutant offspring of main X-Men villain Magneto. Quicksilver has the power of super speed, while Scarlet Witch casts hexes that often manifest as energy bolts.
Fox owns the rights to the X-men, but maybe these characters are considered to be part of the Avengers and weren’t included with the X-men rights, so long as their parentage isn’t mentioned.
Here’s a picture of the two, quite literally, crazy kids:
Yes, D.C. fans, this douchebag is going to be in a movie before the Flash. You may weep quietly into your keyboards now.
Her superpower is being able to keep that costume from slipping while she fights, walks, or does anything.
Regardless, I would still take this with a grain of salt. Reportedly the Wasp was a part of the first movie’s script for some time before she was taken out, so it’s possible that Whedon will run into similar issues here.
Iron Man 3
For those unlucky bastards who haven’t seen this movie yet (myself included), Marvel has released a minute long clip with Tony talking to Pepper about how he is freaking out a bit after dealing with the whole gods, aliens, and monsters thing in the Avengers.
Also, as predicted, the corporate bigwigs realized that they like money and got their crap together to come to an arrangement whereby they all get money. Thus movie theaters will show Iron Man 3.
Pictured: Corporate Executive
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It’s an all Marvel day apparently, but Crave Online has an interview with Clark “Agent Coulson” Gregg on his upcoming projects, including the S.H.I.E.L.D. series.
On what not getting picked up would mean for his character:
I certainly would be sad if it didn’t because I have a feeling it would mean that Coulson didn’t live anymore. But yeah, I think we made a good pilot. Joss knows what he’s doing, and other writers, his brother Jed and Jed’s wife Maurissa are amazing. I think we’ve got a shot.
No, I know obviously I can’t ask how he comes back so I was trying to think of some interesting ways to talk about it. But are you going to whip a new team into shape?
Yes. It’s a world of post-Avengers and it’s a world where Coulson is in better shape than last we saw him. I think in a world post-Avengers where the public is aware of superheroes beyond Tony Stark and the world of Thor and aliens coming through time portals, there’s a lot of business for S.H.I.E.L.D.
I, for one, cannot wait for this thing to happen. Given the success of the Avengers and the early box office for Iron Man 3, I’m guessing Disney/ABC is probably going to green light the series, because there is continued interest in this universe.
Though seriously, if you had asked me ten years ago if I would have thought that any of this was possible, I would have given an emphatic ‘no’.
It’s a good time to be a nerd, folks.