The Avengers will face powerful new characters in the upcoming Age of Ultron, including Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, and The vision.
In the movie version the trio are clearly bad guys (though salvation could be in the cards for one or more of them).
“They’re on Team Ultron, which makes things really hard for the Avengers because all of sudden they’re dealing with powers that they’re not used to,” director Joss Whedon told Entertainment Weekly.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen) both have high-level abilities. Quicksilver is incredibly fast, while Scarlet Witch can go inside people’s minds and read them, among other abilities.
“With the [first] Avengers, everybody pretty much had the power of being able to punch somebody,” Whedon explained. “And now we have a woman who can get inside your head and move objects, and a boy that can move faster than anything, and a robot [Ultron] who can self-replicate and is out of his mind. So all of sudden, it’s a darker, weirder, tougher world that they’re living in.”
Although no mention is made in the film, the twins are actually the children of Magneto from X-Men. In the Marvel universe, the twins are lonely and like “gypsies” or “travelers,” said Johnson. Quicksilver has a lot of anger and is impatient, only caring about his sister. Both hold grudges against The Avengers. “Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver hate them with a fiery hate,” said Whedon, though he didn’t elaborate.
The Vision (Paul Bettany), meanwhile, seems to have come from J.A.R.V.I.S. Bettany voices both characters. “It’s not coincidence,” Whedon said. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) confirmed that they’re likely connected.
Entertainment Weekly got a glimpse of some test footage and said: “While his face seemed to be a little more on the purple side of the spectrum than orange, the overall look of the synthezoid has a slightly more technological edge than the original 1968 introduction. He’s a bit more Borg and a little less Crayola.”
According to previous spoilers, Ultron will use The Vision to lead The Avengers into a trap at some point in the film.
The Marvel Comics Wiki described The Vision’s powers:
“The Vision possesses complete control over his density, and so is able to render himself intangible or extraordinarily massive and diamond-hard at will. He can partially materialize within another person, causing his victim extreme pain. The solar cell on the Vision’s forehead emits beams of infrared and microwave radiation, with temperatures ranging from 500 to 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit.”
Avengers 2 is slated to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.