Nearly one year ago, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige gave an interview to The Huffington Post where he was asked about making Quicksilver and Scarlet with Inhumans in the movies as Marvel can’t use the term “mutants”. This was his response in March of 2014:
With Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and the situation over the word “mutant” with Fox, there’s some speculation that this might be a way to introduce the Inhumans.
Well, Inhumans is something that we are definitely thinking about and we think there’s great potential there for a great movie. But, no, no — we have not linked those two.
So using the Inhumans would have nothing to do with getting around the word “mutant”?
As it relates to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver? No. No, no, no.
Flash forward eleven months and Marvel has released one of their digital “infinite” comics as an Age of Ultron Prelude. These are digital-only releases that are normally very short stories that Marvel sells for a little less than a normal print comic. As this one is a movie tie-in, it’s going for $2.99 but the story is of great interest to those who are interested in the origins of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
What’s it about? Oh nothing more than how the twins volunteer to be experimented on by Baron Von Strucker so he can use Loki’s scepter to unlock the inherit powers the two possess. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have powers that have to be unlocked by an external source? I don’t care what type of tap-dancing Kevin Feige was doing in that Huffington Post interview, but that sure sounds like an Inhuman style origin to me.