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Elizabeth Olsen talks about the Scarlet Witch! Kevin Feige talks about the 2 Quicksilvers!!

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After weeks of rumors, Elizabeth Olsen was recently confirmed to play Scarlet Witch in ‘The Avengers 2‘ (officially titled ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’), but the actress only just acknowledged the apparently secret casting. Now she’s letting some more details fly about this mysterious new addition to the Marvel movie universe, so what can we expect from Scarlet Witch on the big screen?

In an interview with Ain’t It Cool News while promoting her upcoming film ‘Oldboy,’ Olsen spoke a bit about ‘The Avengers 2′ and her role in the film as Scarlet Witch. She’ll be reuniting with her ‘Oldboy’ co-starSamuel L. Jackson, who reprises the role of Nick Fury in the ‘Avengers’ sequel, and her ‘Godzilla‘ buddyAaron Taylor-Johnson, playing her onscreen brother Quicksilver.

Olsen wasn’t quite familiar with Scarlet Witch before she got the part, but she’s been doing a lot of studying by reading the comics since then, and spoke a bit about some of the powers her character has:





She’s crazy. She has more things wrong with her than any character I’ve ever played. She can tell you where an object has been, she can tell you what your future is, she can connect with the dead and people from the past, the future, other universes, and she’s the only person in this universe who’s capable of doing that. She’s unbelieveable; it’s so cool. I grew up loving ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Lord of the Rings,’ and anything that has another type of world or universe aspect to it is so fun.




The actress also stated she has a sense of what she’ll be wearing in terms of her superhero costume in the film, but she has “logic and mind enough not to share it.”

Olsen starts shooting ‘The Avengers 2′ in the spring, joining a cast that includes returning actors Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth, as well as James Spader voicing the villainous Ultron. The film hits theaters on May 1, 2015.
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KEVIN FEIGE PROMISES A "VERY DIFFERENT" QUICKSILVER IN 'AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON'

Two of what are guaranteed to be the biggest comic book movies of the next two summers, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Age of Ultron, will feature different takes on the same character.

Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige– he of the ever-present baseball cap and the teasingly coy non-answer – is talking about this strange tale of two Quicksilvers.

So next summer, 20th Century Fox will release the time-travel sequel-prequel X-Men: Days of Future Past and one of the many, many mutants appearing will be Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver, a superspeedy mutant who in Marvel Comics is the progeny of Magneto.  He'll be played there by Evan Peters.  In the summer of 2015, Marvel Studios will roll out its Avengerssequel, in which Quicksilver and his sister Wanda aka Scarlet Witch, are to be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson andElizabeth Olsen.

Intellectual property can be a funny thing.  Two entirely different studios have the rights to different aspects of the same character. Though Quicksilver can appear in both films, the X-Men cannot reference his status as an Avenger and theAvengers cannot allude to his mutant origins or his parentage.

Marvel Studios' President of Production Feige has words that ought to comfort anyone wondering if we'll soon see competing versions of many a hero.

"There are only a handful of characters that occupy that middle ground," Feige tells Daily News (via Comic Book Movie).  "Iron Man is not going to show up over there and Magneto is not going to show up over here. But there are a few gray points even after many years of negotiations … and that only happens with a character like Quicksilver, who has been a part of the X-Men, the son of Magneto in those comics, but also a primary Avenger. The characters are going to be very different. Other than their powers, general audiences might not even know — unless they read your article — that the two are related.”

While comic book fans will certainly be attentive to the differences, Feige is almost certainly right about the general audiences who don't track every aspect of a movie's development and whose attendance allows these pictures to make kajillions of dollars.  To the majority of moviegoers, Quicksilver will simply be the guy with the superspeed powers.  We are, after all, comfortable with reboots at this point, so the notion of different actors playing the same comic book character isn't exactly a novel idea.

From what little we've heard, Bryan Singer's principal motivation for introducing Quicksilver is a particular action setpiece.  Joss Whedon, meanwhile, has alluded to the Maximoff kids' background as villains being a part of his approach.

“There are only a handful of characters that occupy that middle ground,” says Feige. “Iron Man is not going to show up over there and Magneto is not going to show up over here. But there are a few gray points even after many years of negotiations … and that only happens with a character like Quicksilver, who has been a part of the X-Men, the son of Magneto in those comics, but also a primary Avenger. The characters are going to be very different. Other than their powers, general audiences might not even know — unless they read your article — that the two are related.”
Read more at http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MarvelFreshman/news/?a=89872#PzGReByZKk1Eb09E.99

X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives in theaters on May 23, 2014.  Avengers: Age of Ultron, then, opens on May 1, 2015.

Isn't it weird that both of these Quicksilvers are being played by actors from Kick-Ass?  Even weirder when you consider that Kick-Ass was directed by X-Men: First Class helmer Matthew Vaughn, who once upon a time was set to direct Marvel's Thor.
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