Why does Paul Bettany get to be both The Vision and Jarvis? Why were Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch chosen as the newest additions to the Avengers team? Director Joss Whedon answered all of these questions and more in a recent video interview with Lorraine Cink of Marvel's The Watcher series. But, as with all Q&A sessions with the Marvel director, now we have even more questions. Like, who the heck else is gonna be in this movie?
"Will we be seeing Marvel characters who aren't yet in the preview photos, are we going to be seeing other Marvel characters that we've seen in other films or other parts of the universe?" Lorraine asks. Yes, Whedon answers, but doesn't say more than that, because of COURSE he doesn't ARGH why do you DO this to us Joss!? Cue the Hulk gifs!!
So who's he talking about? Here are our best guesses, in order of least to most likely:
Less of a guess and more wishful thinking, but there were rumors a while ago that Carol Danvers might appear in an end credits sequence along with some new Avengers. That was before the Phase 3 movies were announced of course, but that's not going to stop us from dreaming that we'll see her before 2018.
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Our favorite team of A-holes probably won't clash with Earthly politics until "Avengers: Infinity War" gets closer, but who knows? Maybe Yondu's gang will pick up a Terran to eat.
His movie's coming out in July, after all. Why not a quick cameo to remind everybody about that?
Since Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as the mysterious doctor and his movie is more or less next after Ant-Man when it comes to new solo-led titles, it would be logical for Marvel to slip him in somewhere. After all, he did get a name drop in "The Winter Soldier" alongside Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, remember?
We basically already know that Andy Serkis will play the Black Panther's nemesis, Ulysses Klaw, and we also know that part of this film's action will take place in Wakanda. Chadwick Boseman might not yet don the traditional costume yet, but he may be present as T'challa, the leader of an entire country.
They don't even have to cast him yet, but given how much press Marvel got for their recent deal with Sony, it would be pretty weird if they didn't capitalize on the chance to set up his connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe somehow.
Falcon and Peggy Carter
It's entirely possibly that Joss was just talking about these two fan favorite characters, who are listed in the credits on the "Age of Ultron" poster but haven't been officially confirmed. Well, okay, Falcon's basically all BUT confirmed because Anthony Mackie won't stop talking about how he's in the movie, but you never know when it comes to Joss Whedon, right? He can be sneaky sometimes.
One thing's for sure: all will be revealed when "Avengers: Age of Ultron" finally arrives on May 1.