Official: Marvel Casts AGE OF ULTRON's SCARLET WITCH & QUICKSILVER
CREDIT: Marvel Comics
Marvel Studios announced Monday via a press release on Marvel.com that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, who have long been rumored for roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron, have officially been cast as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
The twin superhero siblings started out in comics as villains under their father, Magneto, and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. They went on to become Avengers, where they've been on and off members for nearly half a century - in fact, when Age of Ultron hits in May 2015, that will be their 50th anniversary as team members, alongside Hawkeye and Captain America.
Their mutant past and father will have to be ignored in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, as those aspects of the characters' film rights are controlled by Fox. In fact, Quicksilver will first appear on the big screen in next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Taylor-Johnson and Olsen are sharing the big screen in May 2014 as costars of the Godzilla reboot before they don the spandex as Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters May 1, 2015, as the final "Phase 2" MCU movie, written and directed by Joss Whedon.