In Avengers: Age of Ultron, is the Maximoff twins’ father Magneto?

Because in the comics he is, but in the movie they said the Maximoff twins’ parents died, and Magneto would not really die that easily, so is he their father?

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    Potential duplicate : scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/52589/…
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 0:32
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    @AncientSwordRage I disagree about that being a duplicate. The other question is about if they are the same in the X-Men movies and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, while this question is about if one aspect is the same between the comics and the MCU. Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 1:01
  • This is not a dupe. :) It's asking if Magneto is their father in both the MCU and XCU. Different questions. :)
    – RedCaio
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 1:19
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    It would require magneto to be in the MCU which the answer in the question explains he isn't, I believe.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 1:29
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    @AncientSwordRage Well, it would only require that the character of their father be named "Max Eisenhardt" or "Erik Lehnsherr". The first may or may not be a name licensed to 20th Century Fox. But, I agree that the current license agreements left Marvel saying "No Magneto here" for The Twins.
    – user31178
    Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 3:14

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I don't believe there are enough facts about their father to say definitively Yes or No.

The only facts known at this point are

  • The twins are considered orphans.
  • A mortar shell struck their home. I believe the dialogue was something like "Blew a hole in the ground and our parents fell in", so maybe that leaves wiggle room for some "He survived somehow", but I doubt it.
  • There is no evidence of their father having any special powers.
  • Their powers were unlocked by the Scepter. Whether that has anything to do with their father has not been clarified in this universe (unlike, say, Peter Quill, where we know his father's identity has something to do with his abilities).
  • He is never named.

Whether it's relevant is another matter entirely since they presumably they cannot use him in any meaningful way, hence why killing him off was an easy option.

  • +1 Magneto is considered the twins' father in X-Men universe but there is no mention of such relation in Avengers: Age of Ultron (otherwise he would just show up and terminate the robots, he is Magneto ffs). In here, you can read about Magneto's family lines in comics-verse.
    – burcu
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 7:38
  • We've been told by the head of marvel studios that nothing magneto related can exist in the MCU. See my answer to this question.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 7:53
  • It would be easy enough to say the dead parents were the ones that raised them, but their biological father is Magneto. But since Marvel doesn't have the film rights to Magneto, it's wishful thinking either way.
    – Omegacron
    Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 14:54
  • Nothing Magneto related can be referenced or discussed. That is completely different to "Nothing Magneto related can exist". It's intentional wordplay which leave it sufficiently vague, with NO concrete answer
    – user001
    Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 15:25

My answer is based off of this answer, which I think makes this question a duplicate:

As discussed here and here, the X-Men and Marvel Cinematic universes are entirely separate,

This means that neither cinematic universe is necessarily beholden to Quicksilver's comic past of being Magneto's son

an agreement exists that allows Marvel to use them provided that no reference is made to their traditional origins

From an interview with Kevin Feige

Feige: We both have them. There’s a specific arrangement ... not [to] discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage.

Emphasis mine. Note that last part. That precludes any MCU version of Magneto existing mutant or otherwise.

That only conclusion is that the MCU twins have some other non-magneto-related lineage.

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    To be pedantic, that doesn't preclude Magneto fathering Quicksilver in the MCU, it merely prohibits MCU from talking about that fact if it is the case - which is in turn not contradicted by the vague 'parents died' line that's been trotted out. Wiggle room in case the two franchises get closer?
    – gowenfawr
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 11:48
  • @gowenfawr right, by simply not mentioning it it can still be something else later. They can pull the old you were actually adopted trick
    – Joshua
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 12:05
  • Admittedly they could, after a merger retcon the events, but answers shouldn't have to account for potential future retcons.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented Mar 16, 2016 at 14:24
  • "This means that neither cinematic universe is necessarily beholden to Quicksilver's comic past of being Magneto's son". In age of Ultron there was no mention of him being the son, but in X-Men first class Quicksilver does make a comment about a man, that, according to comics, was his father, that met the description of Magneto. Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 14:25
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    Xmen first class is not part of the MCU. Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 14:29

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