Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver could appear in 'Avengers', 'X-Men'
Published Apr 22 2012, 12:34 BST | By Hugh Armitage
Marvel Studios has revealed that The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver could appear in multiple franchises.
President of production Kevin Feige
has said that the characters could potentially feature in both Marvel Studios' Avengers
and 20th Century Fox's X-Men
The characters have important roles in both franchises, with the film rights owned by the two rival studios.
"It's a little complicated," Feige told Hey U Guys
. "If they want to use them in the X-Men
movies they could, if we want to use them in the Avengers
movie we could."
He described the rights situation of the characters as "unique".
The mutants Wanda and Pietro Maximoff are the children of long-time X-Men
villain and anti-hero Magneto, but are also central to the history of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
The Scarlet Witch promises to play a major role in Marvel Comics
' current Avengers vs. X-Men
Feige said that fans could expect new characters to be introduced in later Avengers
movies, following the studio's planned Iron Man 3
, Thor 2
and Captain America 2
Watch a clip from The Avengers