Evan Peters to Play Quicksilver in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; What Does This Mean for THE AVENGERS 2?

     May 23, 2013

evan-peters-quicksilver-x-men-days-of-future-past-slice

Though production is already well underway on director Bryan Singer’s sequel X-Men: Future Past in Canada, a late addition to the cast has been made.  Singer announced today on Twitter that American Horror Story star Evan Peters will play Quicksilver in the star-studded superhero pic, though this may make things quite complicated for Marvel’s The Avengers 2.  In comics lore, Quicksilver is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds.  He also happens to be the son of Magneto, along with his twin sister Scarlet Witch.  While this is certainly a fascinating cast addition to the time-bending X-Men: Days of Future Past, it could very well affect Marvel’s Avengers sequel as Joss Whedon only recently revealed that he’s written both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into his script.  Hit the jump for more.

Here’s how Singer broke the news of Peters’ casting and the character addition on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/BryanSinger/status/337643722953080832

quicksilver-comicsLate last month, Joss Whedon revealed that he was including two of his favorite comics characters in The Avengers 2, and Kevin Feige later confirmed that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are indeed poised to appear as part of the Avengers team in the follow-up.  Legally speaking, both Marvel and Fox posses the right to include Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in their feature films.  However, given that Days of Future Past will hit theaters next year while The Avengers 2 doesn’t open until 2015, audiences may be a tad confused at seeing two iterations of the character onscreen.

As Marvel/Disney and Fox are competing in the marketplace, the two studios don’t exactly share their creative material.  As such, the version of Quicksilver in DOFP is likely to be quite different from the Quicksilver we’ll see in The Avengers 2.  For instance, Marvel doesn’t have the rights to X-Men so they can’t mention the fact that Magneto is Quicksilver’s father, and Fox doesn’t have the rights to The Avengers so they can’t allude to the fact that Quicksilver also hangs out with Tony Stark and the gang in his free time.

It’ll be interesting to see if Marvel balks and scraps plans to include Quicksilver, or if the studio—likely bullish from Iron Man 3’s billion dollar box office take—will stand tall and move forward with its own plans for the character.  Whatever the case, we’ve got a fascinating comics conundrum on our hands.  With regards to Days of Future Past, though, I’m interested to see how the inclusion of Quicksilver affects Michael Fassbender‘s young Magneto and/or Ian McKellan‘s present day Magneto.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens on July 18, 2014, and The Avengers 2 hits theaters on May 1, 2015.

evan-peters-x-men-days-of-future-past

Around The Web

Latest News

Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley Talk VACATION, Impressive Cameos & More

The writer/directors talk about their directorial debut which is now in theaters.

New Hi-Res BATMAN V SUPERMAN Images Feature Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent

Gal Gadot also gets a new stylish image showing off her Diana Prince character.

James Ponsoldt Talks THE END OF THE TOUR, Financing Challenges, His Shooting Style and More

Ponsoldt also discusses telling the story from David Lipsky's eyes but also conveying David Foster Wallace's perspective.

New Posters for BLACK MASS Starring Johnny Depp and SICARIO Starring Emily Blunt

'Black Mass' and 'Sicario' will both play at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in theaters on September 18, 2015.

Collider Movie Talk: Is Channing Tatum Leaving GAMBIT?

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, the crew discusses Channing Tatum possibly leaving 'Gambit', the trailers for 'The Night Before' and '13 Hours', 'Wonder Woman', and more.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL Revisited: “Mission: Accomplished!”

Brad Bird’s film gets 'Mission: Impossible' right by building a team around everything going wrong.

FANTASTIC FOUR Featurette: Department of Defense Makes Plans for the “Assets”

"From tragedy comes opportunity ..."

GHOSTBUSTERS: Chris Pratt/Channing Tatum Spinoff May Be Moving Forward

The interconnected 'Ghostbusters' universe may be happening after all.

Watch: Simon Pegg Returns as Drunk Ron Weasley for Harry Potter’s Birthday

Poor Ron.

SPOTLIGHT Trailer: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams Expose Catholic Church Sex Abuse

The true story drama revolves around the Boston Globe journalists who rocked the world with their investigation.

Page 1 of 4,06512345...102030...Last »