Or at the very least, they all begin Avengers: Age of Ultron as “antagonists” who are “on Team Ultron.”
That comes directly from the horse’s mouth, if you’ll excuse us calling director Joss Whedon a horse. In an interview he gave Entertainment Weekly this week, Whedon made it clear that Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and Vision all are fighting against the Avengers in the early portions of the upcoming sequel.
Given Vision’s comic book origin, this makes perfect sense for everyone’s favorite synthezoid. He was created by Ultron specifically for use as a weapon against his creator, Hank Pym, though he later rebels and becomes a long-serving member of the Avengers. Since all signs point to Tony Stark as the inventor of Ultron in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we could see a very similar arc play out in Age of Ultron by simply substituting Stark for Pym.
The movie motivations of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver might be a little harder to ferret out ahead of time. They also first appeared in comics as villains, though it was assisting Magneto in the pages of X-Men. We saw them at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the custody of Hydra, but what could make them end up aiding a killer robot instead?
Whedon had an interesting note on that topic:
I’m interested because there’s familial issues with that kind of resentment. You can sort of go deeper and I can play with their relationships and I can play with attitudes. Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver hate them with a fiery hate …
I trust Whedon and the writers to give us a reason behind that hate.
In any case, the guess here is that all three characters end up on the side of the angels by the end of the movie, perhaps as substitutes for stalwarts who may be unavailable going forward. Unless Whedon drops more hints between now and May 1, 2015, we’ll have to wait until Avengers: Age of Ultron shows up in theaters to find out.
(via Spinoff Online)