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Last week we learned that was eager to cast a brother-sister pairing in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Of course, speculation immediately emerged which suggested it would be none-other than Magneto's kids, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Now, it seems an unnamed source has emerged to confirm these rumors. They told EW magazine:

A source confirms to EW that the twin characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be joining The Avengers 2, which Whedon hinted at recently when he said he was writing a brother-sister duo into the movie. Feige maintains a poker face on that scoop, saying only: "I'm not confirming or denying. The draft could change six months from now".

Now, their possible inclusion in The Avengers 2 does throw up some pretty interesting questions, especially over the characters rights that certain studios own. Although Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have long-standing links to The Avengers, they are also intimately linked to the X-Men franchise owned by Fox. Could this be the first example of a cross-studio character? Marvel boss Kevin Feige told SuperHero Hype:

We both have them. There's a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with Avengers, but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto's relatives, but cannot have anything to do with The Avengers.

There has been whispers on the wind that some studios may endeavor to create a shared universe between all the major comic book studios. However, could this be the first step towards it? Is this even a desirable thing? Let me know what you think below.


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