ByColm S. Herron, writer at
Colm S. Herron

The new Avengers characters, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who are going to be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnsson and Elizabeth Olsen, are set to appear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The question everyone seems to be asking is will they have Eastern European accents (true to the comic) or will they just go American for the movie (like Black Widow).

Despite being from Russia and ex-KGB, Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson) did not have an accent in The Avengers. There are numerous opinions about this, stating that Romanova is an international spy and can, supposedly, speak many languages without a Russian accent; this makes sense.

However, both Quicksiler and Scarlet Witch are Eastern European and so, as such, should speak with accents respectively. However, when asked about their accents in a recent video interview with Collider, the two actors laughed about it and ultimately refused to answer the question.

As Taylor was about to, he was abruptly stopped by Olsen:

TAYLOR-JOHNSON: Well, it’s funny because—
OLSEN: [laughs] Are you really going to answer that? SHHHHH! [laughs]
TAYLOR-JOHNSON: It’s subject to change.
OLSEN: Always do reshoots.

Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, if we are to be accurate, are the son and daughter of the X-Men's Magneto. They are the product of a Magneto's relationship with a fellow Auschwitz prisoner; however this story will not be explored in depth in the Avengers sequel for legal reasons.

I'm sure that this is going to get more confusing as time goes on but put simply, Fox owns X-Men and so any Marvel movies made right now cannot be crossovers unless everyone decides to get along. It is for this same reason that we wont be seeing Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man joining The Avengers since Sony owns that property.

It would appear from the interview that the characters won't be doing accents, hence Olsens suggestion for 'reshoots' implying failed attempts, or it could be because they have decided simply to pull a Romanova and just keep American accents. No doubt Fury will tell us they are 'Eastern European' in a throwaway line. Personally, if they are to be American, I want some Texas in there (Alright, alright, alright)...

Just imagine this line delivered like Matthew McConaghey:

'The name is Quicksilver and if you and your friends don't leave this place at once, my father won't be the only person I kill today.'

What do you think? Should the characters attempt a potentially bad eastern European accent or should they just go full Texas?


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Source: ComicBook



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