Joss Whedon: ‘Avengers’ Newcomers Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch ‘Are Close To My Heart’

Don’t cry for Loki. He’s already gone from “Avengers 2.” Instead, jump for joy because Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch are on the way.

“Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are very close to my heart because they were Avengers the whole time I was reading the book as a kid,” director Joss Whedon tells Empire of his new “Avengers 2″ characters. “Sometimes they were evil but sometimes they were good.”

“They’re very… textured, they’re very different from everybody else in the mix,” he added. “They’re not there to make things easier on The Avengers but what we do with the group once we’ve got them is squeeze. The fun I’m having doing that is probably unseemly.”

Indeed, it sounds like Whedon isn’t the only one having fun with the “Avengers 2″ script. The writer spoke about Marvel’s reaction to his first draft, saying that “everybody’s on board with the exact movie I’m trying to make, which is what worked the first time.”

“I said, ’I want to make this movie, a Marvel version of this movie,'” Whedon said. “And they said ’Yay’ and never looked back. Well they said ’Maybe the tone’ or ’Maybe this structure’ but once we had it, we had it. And I feel like we’re there with Avengers 2 which is really important.”

Whedon briefly touched on the recent revelation that Quicksilver will also be in “X-Men: Days Of Future Past,” saying: “He’s in our movie and he’s going to be dope.”

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