Joss Whedon is Just as Excited for The Avengers 2 As We Are (And That SHIELD TV Show, Too)


Joss Whedon

Excited for Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers 2″ in 2015? Well you’re not alone. Joss Whedon is pretty excited, too, and while on the red carpet of “Iron Man 3’s” Hollywood premiere, the writer/director of not just the upcoming Marvel movie but also the producer/creator/writer on ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD” (or “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”, depending on how wordy they want to get with this thing), tossed fans a bone or two about his two highly-anticipated projects.

The Avengers (2012) Movie Character PosterAbout “The Avengers 2″, Whedon tells Yahoo that everything is coming along swimmingly:

I have actually finished a draft, we’re in a very good place. It’s an evolution, and that goes on all through shooting and it never stops. I’ve done enough shows and movies to be comfortable with that. You do come to a point where we all agree … You lock certain things in. But then there’s a certain fluidity when you’re working with Robert [Downey Jr.]. Robert’s going to want to do something new on the day, and you’re going to want him to, because it’s going to be funny. So you always keep yourself open… I try not to think of it as topping ‘The Avengers,’ I try to think of this as its own movie.

They all say that last part, but let’s face it, they always want to top the first movie, that’s why you always get more villains and more crazy action (and a bigger budget) the second time around.

He continues:

I’ve been writing, meeting with actors, and we’re starting to storyboard and all the preliminary processes. This is the part where it’s all still fun.

Then Whedon let slip something that’s got the Internet buzzing — are we going to see a brother-and-sister team in “The Avengers 2″? Whedon apparently said this during the same event:

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.

People assume he’s referring to the brother-and-sister team of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (below), the, er, very loving siblings and children of Ian McKellen’s Magneto. If that’s who he’s talking about and it’s not some joke (Whedon is prone to jokes, and as we all know, jokes don’t necessarily translate online where tone can be hard to detect), then it’ll be interesting how Marvel is going to pull that off, considering that Magneto is still a Fox property. (And that he’s actually talking about this two and not some other “brother-sister act”, which is entirely possible. What other brother-sister “acts” are out there in Marvel comic book land?)

Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver Comic Book

But moving on to the SHIELD TV show (aka “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD”), Whedon said this:

We’ve finished the pilot, Agent Coulson is in it, we will explain why in the pilot, and it is wonderful and [Gregg] is phenomenal in it. And we should find out in the very near future whether or not everyone gets to enjoy it as much as we already have.

“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” is due on ABC later this year, and will co-star Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge.

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  • M@rvel

    Maybe the brother-sister duo could be Ant-Man and Wasp?? But they are married though, right…..

    • Juggernaut

      They are a couple in the comics. Obviously they could take liberties with the characters if they chose too however, until now, Marvel Studios has stayed pretty close to the source material.

      • M@rvel

        Changing them to best friends is way smaller of a change then making Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver not mutants. They would have to completely change their origins, and I don’t think that will happen.

  • Juggernaut

    I’m not sure how I feel about the possible inclusion of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. On one hand Quicksilver is one of my favorite characters and Scarlet Witch would be cool to see. However, one of the reasons that I like them so much is their ties to Magneto and their early ties to the brotherhood an d the X-Men.

    In my opinion, there are plenty of other, more deserving characters to get a spot on the roster in Avengers 2. Ant-Man and his gal pal Wasp were hosed during the first Avengers movie. Black Panther, Luke Cage, Ms. Marvel, the list goes on and on.

    That said, my picks for Scarlet Witch would be Emily Blunt (who was originally up for the role of Black Widow in Ironman 2) or Jessica Chastain (who was originally up for the role of Maya Hansen in Ironman 3). Both are great actresses and would be able to hold their own in the ensemble cast. I’d have to think about a good fit for Quicksilver.

    • Juggernaut

      After thinking on Quicksilver a bit my top four choices for the role would be Luke Evans, Hugh Dancy, Orlando Bloom or Bradley Cooper. All have the chops, the look and have the ability to play heroic characters while retaining an edge and underlying dickiness.

      • Nix

        You could probably dismiss people like Cooper and Chastain. They’re too big now to be doing superhero ensemble movies and get tied into a long contract I think.

        • Juggernaut

          I really don’t think so. Cooper and Chastain’s stars are certainly big names but so are most of the other actors in the Avengers, besides Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, who were made into larger stars by their involvement with the Marvel films. These movies are big money and seem to be a lot of fun for the cast from the interviews and behind the scenes stuff that I’ve seen.

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    • Dedpool

      Though they have deep ties to the X-men universe, they have more ties to the Avnegers if you think baout it. Other than their first appearance and then again in Decimation and House of M, they have been more associated with the Avengers. which isn’t a bad thing as they were the first mutants on a sanctioned superhero team, even though they were former villains. Since Fox is still kicking with the X-universe, I’m not sure if these two are part of that deal (but with a small cameo from Quicksilver in Wolverine I wouldn’t put it passed them), but if they aren’t they’d be a great addition to the MCU, and it would bring in the idea of mutants. You could even do a throw away line referencing anti-mutant sentiment in there. As for their father, they could easily write that out and have them be troubled youth that Cap meets and wants to help, seening how people treat them because they’re mutants and his sense of fair treatment has him back them up.
      As for actors and such good choices. I like Bloom as Quciksilver a lot with Blunt as Scarlet Witch.

  • Lexavi80

    I really doubt that Wanda and Pietro end up in an Avengers movie. They are mutants, and basically even the word connects to the X-Men. Besides that, they are MAGNETO’S sons, and that’s not property of Marvel/Disney.

    Then, on the other hand, when they joined The Avengers (in the early versions on the comics), they had no idea Magneto was they’re father, so there’s that.

    Leaving that aside, I would L-O-V-E to see Quicksilver in action. I mean, bring up the speedster to the big screen, since DC is too chicken shit to bring up The Flash.

    • Dedpool

      LMAO!!! Way to call out DC!!

      • Nix

        Is it just me, or did they do the Flash speed stuff pretty well on the Flash TV show, and it was an OLD show. I’d love to see what today’s SFX could accomplish with the speedster. Silver or Scarlet.

        • Juggernaut

          It wasn’t bad in the 90’s series. Callisto in ‘ Last Stand’, although it was never a power of hers, had an element of that and it looked pretty cool. Even Smallville’s super-speed was done pretty well. I’d love to see Quicksilver on the big screen (preferably in an X film) and a full length, live action Flash would be soooooo cool!