Joss Whedon recently talked with Yahoo! Movies about The Avengers II and dropped a hint about a brother – sister combination being added to the Avengers super hero mix. The first brother – sister combo that springs to most comic book reader’s minds are the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. This duo makes the most sense, both being early Avengers.
Take a look at the video below and meet me on the other side to discuss.
The news that Whedon has finished the first draft of Avengers II is great news. I loved hearing Whedon’s thoughts about Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3.
“I try to think of this as its own movie. Sometimes, ya, I feel pressure, how do you not? And by the way, Shane [Black] not helping! Iron Man 3 not helping! Because I saw this and said, ‘Aw, man, he really got it right!’ The pressure continues! But you put that aside, when you’re in the story, when you’re dealing with these characters that you love, that everybody loves, when you got the new characters sliding in next to them, it’s very exciting. Then I don’t feel pressure. Then it’s like I’m reading my favorite comic.”
Whedon goes on to discuss his writing process and drops the new characters hint.
“I’ve done enough shows and movies to be comfortable with that. You do come to a point where we all agree. ‘Okay. Oh, 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 know, you lock certain things in”
Of course some Internet fanboy/troll will yell out:
“Wait their X-Men and FOX holds those rights!”
That’s true, but wait, Kevin Feige is on record saying:
“It’s a little complicated, but if they [Fox, which holds the X-Men rights] want to use them in the X-Men movie they could, [but] if we want to use them in The Avengers movie, we could.”
I’m excited to see this pair come to the big screen. Anything that could tie the X-Men and the rest of the Marvel Universe together is a good thing. What do you think? Is there another brother sister combo that makes more sense?