Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch Join the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Poster Party

Friday, 13 March 2015 09:13 Written by  iamrogue
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Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch Join the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Poster Party


Disney has unveiled two more Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters featuring two of the new heavy hitters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, respectively.

These posters join already released character art showcasing Earth's Mightiest Heroes.  So far, we've seen posters for Iron Man, then one for Hulk, then a cluster showcasing Thor, Black Widow, and Nick Fury, as well as one for Captain America (Chris Evans).  And everything came up Hawkguy when the Milhouse of the MCU got his own poster.

With the familiar figures out of the way, it's time for the fresh faces.  The Maximoff Twins were introduced oh-so briefly in a Captain America: The Winter Soldier mid-credits teaser in which they were revealed to be the product of Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker's experiments with Loki's magical scepter from The Avengers.  That tease strongly implies that the siblings' superpowers are the result of their genetics as Inhumans.

On television, Marvel's been introducing the Inhumans, products of Kree experiments who've lived among us on Earth for centuries, as the MCU version of mutants, which are off-limits since 20th Century Fox owns the movie rights to the X-Men.  Between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Maximoff Twins in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel is setting up the 2019 Inhumans movie that's intended to kick off a whole new cluster of franchises.

Their allegiance might just change by the end of the movie, but for much of Avengers: Age of Ultron, these two Godzilla vets play antagonists to our heroes.

"They have an origin but it’s largely described. They’re already good to go  by the time we’re up and running," writer-director Joss Whedon recently explained. "You don’t want to fall into Spider-Man 3 territory – and I say that as a guy who actually thinks pretty well of that movie, there’s some great stuff in that movie – but there comes a point where you’re overloaded with frontstory, backstory, origin story and it becomes very hard to juggle. My instinct is always, ‘Don’t put in more, work with what you have.’"

"But I insisted on putting in more in this movie because I felt I needed more villains. I needed someone for Ultron to talk to, and I need more trouble for the Avengers. As powerful as Ultron is, if he builds more Ultrons, they’re Ultrons. There’s no reason for him to ever to talk to them because they’re him," he said.

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver gab with Ultron in theaters (2D, 3D, IMAX, 3D IMAX) starting May 1st.

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