Avengers: Age of Ultron - Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's Non-X-Men Origins Revealed
With Fox holding the rights to Marvel's X-Men characters hostage, we all knew that the cinematic origins of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver- who are traditionally Magneto's children and X mutants- would need to be fudged a little bit. Now, the Avengers: Age of Ultron prequel comic has revealed exactly how Wanda and Pietro become superpowered.
According to the comic, Wanda and Pietro have latent powers unlocked by Baron von Strucker, who was keeping them hostage in the post-credits scene of Captain America: Winter Soldier. The twins are part of an experiment in which Strucker uses his scepter to uncover powers in various objects.
The question remains, however, whether anyone who was subject to this treatment would become pseudo-mutants, or whether Wanda and Pietro were already special in some way before Strucker's interference. After the reveal that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is tied to Inhumans, many speculated that this would become Wanda and Pietro's cinematic origin story. Although it seems that Marvel is going a simpler route and just having their powers be the result of Strucker's experiments, the "unlocking of powers" concept is one that shows up in the Inhumans mythology, so it's possible that they're still Inhuman, but Marvel is planning that particular reveal for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out on May 1.