It appears that the whole Marvel Universe is changing for the movies, thanks to Avengers: Age of Ultron. We were given whole new origin stories last month for Wanda and Pietro, aka Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver, in the comic release of Avengers: Age of Ultron Prelude – This Scepter’d Isle.
If you don’t want spoilers, then don’t go any further, because not only am I going to tell you a few things about the comic, but I may be revealing spoilers for Avenger: Age of Ultron and Marvel’s: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D…
As we know Wolfgang Von Strucker, aka Strucker, was is a Hydra leader that managed to remain hidden within S.H.I.E.L.D. After the Battle of New York in the original Avengers Strucker acquired Loki’s Scepter.
HYDRA began studying the staff in a secret facility, within that facility were several volunteers who were used for genetic enhancement. Most of these test subjects end up dying, however there are two siblings that are his first major successes. Wanda and Pietro, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
It turns out that the scepter unlocked their abilities, does this mean that they are no longer mutants, but instead Inhumans? It leaves us with a lot to questions …. What is Loki’s staff? Is it Chitari or does it perhaps contain another Infinity stone? Is Magneto no longer their father?
Now comes another interesting part, in the original origin stories the siblings are twins and the children of Magneto. They fight alongside him against the X-Men (however they do swap sides later). In trailers we’ve seen Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver fighting beside Ultron. It seems that Ultron has taken the place of Magneto. According to Olsen, the actress that plays Wanda, “Obviously there are plenty of countries in the world that hate America, for whatever history and pain they believe it has caused their own country and their own lives, that is the world we have created for Wanda and Pietro, to have been brought up in. What you’re told a lot of times growing up is that That, country, Those people, Their way of living is the reason why we have been bombed. [The Avengers] are the worst evil in Wanda and Pietro’s mind, not this guy who hasn’t done anything yet.”