We all know that Scarlet Witch / Wanda Maximoff and his twin brother Quicksilver / Pietro Maximoff are going to be added in the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron but we don’t know what background will they have.
The mutants franchise or the “X genes” belongs to Fox, the makers of X-Men movies and Avengers belongs the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), produced by Disney and Marvel studios so the first speculation is that Wanda and Pietro are going to be Inhumans, a race/species that were the product of Kree’s experiments in creating super soldiers.
Yesterday, Captain America: Winter Soldier hit the big screens and if you stayed longer (i hope so) then you know about the 2 post credit scenes MCU unleashed and it answers the big question on Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. We now have the answer and it is official, the Maximoff twins will be referred as Miracles and not as Mutants. Very smart move for Disney and a slap in the face for Fox.
Let’s now analyze the post credit scenes, actually it’s pretty self-explanatory.
First Post Credit Scene
“The Age of Miracles” is upon us. These are the words that Baron Von Strucker (Thomas Kretschmann) unleashed. Yes. Baron Von Strucker is now part of the MCU and this could lead to other Marvel projects. In the scene, we saw the twins Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in their cells. Quicksilver kept on moving fast from the ends of his cell while Scarlet Witch is stacking objects using telekinetically.
Second Post Credit Scene:
The Winter Soldier visited the Smithsonian museum where he saw an image of himself and his real name. He now knows his real name and that Captain America is telling the truth.
How will this affect the MCU:
Marvel and Disney and it’s MCU people can work with other projects involving mutants and referring to them as plain as just Miracles. Marvel don’t need to explain the mutant X gene or whatever. When it comes to great storyline, Scarlet Witch could lead to the M day, although may not be possible since M day is very much tied to the X-Men. Chris Evans also announced that he will be stepping down from acting and will stash away the shield after his contract ends. It will not be a problem in MCU for the populat story arc Civil Wars did lead to Captain America’s death. Bucky / Winter Soldier can also replace Rogers as the Captain America. It will also introduce us to US Agent as well.
If you haven’t watched Captain America 2, watch it now. It’s one of the best superhero flicks ever.
One more thing, Hawkeye looks really bad-ass in the Avengers 2. His armor is based on the Ronin story arc.