Marvel officially confirms Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen for Avengers 2

It has been an open secret for some time now, but Marvel has finally given official confirmation that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen have been cast in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron .

The duo will play brother and sister double-act Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who will join Iron Man, Hulk and co. for their second big-screen outing.

In the comic books, the pair are the children of Magneto, although given the rights issues that exist between Marvel and Fox, that backstory will be glossed over here.

Power-wise, Quicksilver is (surprise surprise) superhumanly fast, while Scarlet Witch possesses the ability to control probability and cast various spells. We imagine they’ll fit in just fine…

Olsen and Taylor-Johnson will first be seen together in 2014's Godzilla . Read what Taylor-Johnson had to say about Quicksilver when we spoke to him previously.

Directed by Joss Whedon and co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron will open in the UK on 1 May 2015.

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