As of yet, nothing is known about the plot, and all we have to go on are the characters. Whedon has confirmed that the twin team of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be in the sequel, and whilst talking to Empire about Much Ado, he spoke a little about those two new additions, and also revealed that Tom Hiddleston’s Loki won’t be around for the second film.
When asked about the appearance of an Old English word to rival the use of ‘quim’ from the first film, Whedon’s response reveals that Loki isn’t going to be present to say things like that in The Avengers 2.
“Everybody else is going to be waiting for the Hulk-Loki smash moment, and you’ll be there looking for ‘quim’. No. First of all, imitating what I did before is the surest way to do it not as well. Second of all, Loki’s not there to say those terrible things. Although I do think we should bring the word back. Not as an insult; it’s just a nice word. There aren’t a lot of nice words for it.”
And when talking about Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, he confirmed that Quicksilver will indeed remain in the film, despite Bryan Singer more recently announcing that he’s cast the character in Fox’s 2014 blockbuster, X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“He’s in our movie, he’s going to be dope. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are very close to my heart because they were Avengers the whole time I was reading the book as a kid. Sometimes they were evil, and sometimes they were good. They were very textured, they were very different than everybody else in the mix.”
Asked about the appearance of the twins within the group, Whedon responded about their complexity by noting that they wouldn’t necessarily be part of The Avengers, themselves.
“Or without. They’re not there to make things easier on The Avengers.”
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reportedly being eyed to star as Quicksilver in The Avengers 2, and I’m eager to hear how that plays out, and who will be cast opposite him as Scarlet Witch. Whedon is known for bringing awesome female characters to life on both the big and small screen, so we can expect something brilliant in Quicksilver’s twin sister, and a terrific actress to bring that brilliance to life.
The Avengers 2 is already set to be released on May 1st, 2015, and that release date simply cannot come fast enough.