Avengers: Age of Ultron is less than three months away from hitting the theaters and the anticipation of the fans has been creeping higher and higher with every passing moment. The Marvel mega venture excites the fans not only because of the reunion of their favorite superheroes that they had previously seen teaming up in 2012's The Avengers; rather there are a lot more new ones introduced from the comics who had been their favorites since long.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are such Marvel superheroes that have reigned in the hearts of the fans since 1964 through comic books and now they are ready to kick off on-screen as the newly recruited Avengers. We have seen the twins appearing in mid-credit scenes of the second installment of Captain America franchise named The Winter Soldier but their origins were unclear to us. Why they were in the evil clutches of Thomas Kretschmann's Baron Von Strucker?
Well, there's an answer to it now! The digital prequel comic for the upcoming installment of the earth's mightiest heroes titled "˜Avengers: Age of Ultron - This Scepter'd Isle' reveals it all!
Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch Origin Disclosed!
The one-shot Age of Ultron prequel comic follows Loki's scepter from the climax of the opening installment of Avengers franchise and into the hands of Strucker in The Winter Soldier. We get to know from it that the supervillain, standing-in on behalf of Hydra, employed the scepter on test subjects in Sokovia to unlock any powers they might possess. Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, are the citizens of the European fictional nation and two of those test subjects.
Loki's Scepter Powered By Terrigen Crystal!
The term "˜unlocking' coined in the Age of Ultron prequel comic provokes the thought that their powers were inborn but for some reason dipped within. This is something that seems very much parallel to the "˜Inhumanity' event of Marvel Comics where the latent Inhumans' powers were triggered by an external force, a Terrigen bomb.
Terrigen crystals and mists are blue in color and so is the stone of Loki's scepter! Doesn't that make sense? That stone could also be an Infinity Stone as in the early part of the Age of Ultron prelude comic a scientist from S.H.I.E.L.D. comments that the crystal and the Tesseract do have a connection.
Here's a four-page preview of the Age of Ultron prequel comic for you. Do share your thoughts after checking them out!