Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Tom Hiddleston's Off To Skull Island
Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the King Kong origin tale
Into The Woods Poster Stalks Online
Be careful what you wish for
Ben Kingsley Joins Brooklyn Bridge
Brie Larson also on for new Daniel Radcliffe drama
Margaret Qualley Finds The Nice Guys
Leftovers actress joins Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe
Cara Delevingne Moves To Paper Towns
She'll star opposite Nat Wolff
Gillian Jacobs Set For Love
Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin create a Netflix comedy
Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi spectacular
Lee Child Talks The Next Reacher Movie
Exclusive - And he reveals the title of Reacher 20!
See The World Exclusive New Interstellar Poster
We unveil the US one-sheet for Christopher Nolan's latest
Matt Damon And Paul Greengrass Reportedly Back For More Bourne
Call it The Bourne Reunion, perhaps.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Tom Hiddleston's Off To Skull Island
Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the King Kong origin tale
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
Avengers: Age Of Ultron
24 April 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Moebius (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie
Empire Star Rating
Maleficent (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Exhibition (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Joss Whedon On Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch
Will they be a help or a hindrance to the Avengers?

18 June 2013  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: Exclusive / SoundCloud

submit to reddit

joss whedon avengers 2

Joss Whedon said a great many things during our recent Much Ado About Nothing Empire Podcast special, including the Tumblr-rocking news that Tom Hiddleston's Loki will not appear in Avengers 2, and here below is a little bit more for you about newcomers Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.

By the way, if you're not in the know about the superpowered pair, we recommened you check out our crash course guide here before reading the following...

"I've turned in a first draft. The story is very set, everybody's on board with the exact movie I'm trying to make which is what worked the first time. I said, 'I want to make this movie, a Marvel version of this movie.' And they said 'Yay' and never looked back. Well they said 'Maybe the tone' or 'Maybe this structure' but once we had it, we had it. And I feel like we're there with Avengers 2 which is really important."

"There's still fine tuning to do on the script. There are many things that can be 'plussed' and be better and also, there's some science in it, which means I have scenes where someone says 'Science the sciency science'. So I'm like, 'I'll fix that later.'"

As for the Quicksilver issue - which has got more complicated now that Fox have put the same character into X-Men: Days Of Future Past - Joss Whedon has this to say: "He's in our movie and 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 but sometimes they were good. They're very... textured, they're very different from everybody else in the mix. They're not there to make things easier on The Avengers but what we do with the group once we've got them is squeeze. The fun I'm having doing that is probably unseemly."

The inference to be drawn from that is that, since they're so "very textured" and all, perhaps they aren't going to be out-and-out allies. Could we see some villainousness from the brother and sister pair, to a lesser or greater extent, or will they just be... squeezy? Whatever happens, it looks like Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are going to be sciencing all over the place, and that's always good.

Much Ado About Nothing is in cinemas now. Avengers 2 is aiming for a May 1, 2015 release. X-Men: Days Of Future Past will be out on July 18, 2014.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Joss Whedon On Dombey And Son Movie Ambitions
What, the Dickens?
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Did he just say...
...dope? Joss, you're not Will.i.am! More

Posted by cliff126 at 10:17 on 28 June 2013 | Report This Post

Could they be set up for an opening sequence....
...where we see brother and sister fighting the Avengers, losing and becoming allies? Personally, I'm banking on the SHIELD series, other than the movies, introducing more characters, Scott Lang, Jessica Drew, Carol Danvers, Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne (setting up Ant Man) etc. Maybe Coulson is a 'life model decoy' who becomes The Vision??? Two thing's for certain, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will not be called 'The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants' or referred to as Magneto's kids. More

Posted by Holbydude at 17:07 on 18 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hmmmmm....
Vision, Wasp & Hank Pym in either (Giant Man/Goliath) or Ant Man forms never a great fan of Yellow Jacket. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 16:16 on 18 June 2013 | Report This Post

Hmmmmm....
Can't say I'm excited by the addition of Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch. They don't seem to fit with the universe that's been built so far. BUT, I'll reserve judgement until I see the movie! More

Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 14:42 on 18 June 2013 | Report This Post

Lol
"Science the sciency science." Haha I love Joss Whedon :) More

Posted by Madhava at 13:34 on 18 June 2013 | Report This Post

Best.Line.Ever
Note to Joss: Please keep the line 'Science, the sciency science' in the Avengers 2 script. More

Posted by MOnkeyboy1138 at 13:33 on 18 June 2013 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

The Boxtrolls Interviews: The Cast And Crew On Laika's Latest
Sir Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning and more talk stop-motion

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)