Actress Elizabeth Olsen ("Old Boy") has now been cast as the Marvel Comics' mutant the 'Scarlet Witch' in writer/director Joss Whedon's sequel to "The Avengers", titled "The Avengers: Age of Ultron", with "Kick-Ass 2" actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson as her mutant brother 'Quicksilver'.
They were originally recruited by 'Iron Man', under the leadership of 'Captain America'.
Created by writer Stan Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, the Scarlet Witch debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).
She is the daughter of 'Magneto', twin sister of Quicksilver and paternal half-sister of 'Polaris'.
The character has featured in four decades of Marvel continuity.
Scarlet Witch starred in two self-titled limited series with husband the 'Vision' and as a regular team member in "Avengers".
Scarlet Witch has also appeared in other Marvel-endorsed products including animated films, arcade/video games, television series and merchandise, including action figures and trading cards.
Scarlet Witch is a mutant with the ability to manipulate probability via her 'hexes', manifested physically as 'hex spheres' or 'hex bolts'.
She can use her hexes to light flammable objects, contain or remove air from a particular volume, deflect objects, stop the momentum of projectiles, open doors, explode objects, create force fields and deflect magical attacks.
'Quicksilver' (aka 'Pietro Maximoff'), first appeared in Marvel Comics "X-Men" #4 (March 1964).
Quicksilver is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. Originally capable of running at the speed of sound, exposure to the 'High Evolutionary'- designed 'Isotope E' made it possible for the character to run at supersonic speeds up to Mach 5, while resisting the effects of friction, reduced oxygen and kinetic impact.
His speed allows him to perform fantastic feats including the creation of cyclone-strength winds, the ability to run up the sides of walls and crossing bodies of water.
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