During a recent press run for Captain America: the Winter Solider, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige debunked a rumor suggesting that the studio will use the Inhumans to explain the superpowers of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“As it relates to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver? No. No, no no,” Feige told the Huffington Post.
Because Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver originally appeared in X-Men comics and Fox owns the rights to all things mutant, Marvel will have to come up with another power source for the brother-sister team. Inhumans, the product of experiments on humans run by the alien race Kree, seemed like an easy choice. Quicksilver has links to the Inhumans, and their inclusion would further establish the Kree, who play a role in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.
Despite Feige’s assertion, Unleash the Fanboy is sticking to their guns, insisting that the offspring of Magneto will indeed be Inhuman. The site notes that it’s not uncommon for studios to deny plot points; for example, Michael Bay denied that the Dinobots would play a role in the forthcoming Transformers reboot.
If the Inhumans really are ruled out, what route do you think the studio will choose to introduce the duo and their powers?
Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released on May 1, 2015. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) and Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House) will portray Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, respectively.