Quicksilver Cast in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ – What Does This Mean For ‘The Avengers 2′?

Published 1 year ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 6:17 pm,

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Bryan Singer is pulling out all the stops for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Seemingly every time a rival studio earns headlines with news bits or announcements, whether it be Sony with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Warner Bros. with Man of Steel or Marvel Studios and their pile of Phase Two films, the director who first brought X-Men to life on the big screen takes to Twitter with a newsworthy slice of info himself.

While Iron Man 3 is currently rocking theaters worldwide, Thor: The Dark World next on the docket, Captain America: The Winter Soldier shooting in public areas and Guardians of the Galaxy gearing up for a London production start next month, the two-years-out sequel to The Avengers has managed to steal some spotlight with writer/director Joss Whedon hyping up the introduction of two new characters, one of which Bryan Singer just cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past. What?

Let’s start at the beginning. Just a few weeks ago during the LA world premiere of Iron Man 3, Joss Whedon intentionally revealed to reporter after reporter on the red carpet that his first script draft for The Avengers 2 (still untitled) was complete. He expressed excitement about introducing and playing with a new “brother-sister” act, which fans knew right away was a reference to Pietro and Wanda Maximoff, aka Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Reports here and there claimed to have confirmed the two characters, but it was clinched when Joss Whedon confirmed it himself, talking about how the pair may mess with the team dynamic and not necessarily agreeing with how The Avengers function.

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Obviously with Twentieth Century Fox owning the film rights to all things mutant and X-Men from the Marvel Comics universe, there were some questions that needed to be answered. We knew from interviews with Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige that these two characters were contractually an exception to the rule since in the books, they are both X-Men characters and members of The Avengers. He said it’s “complicated” but essentially, both studios could use the brother and sister. We also understand that if Marvel Studios were to use them in the Marvel Cinematic Universe there were some stipulations – namely that they couldn’t be mutants, nor could they be children of X-Men villain Magneto.

Does that mean both studios could use them simultaneously or is it a case of first come, first served? We don’t know but we’re going to find out pretty damn soon because just weeks after Joss Whedon announced his intentions of introducing them in The Avengers 2, Bryan Singer is beating him to the punch:

X-Men: Days of Future Past releases next July and The Avengers 2 releases May 2015. It should also be noted the Days of Future Past began production a few weeks ago, so the casting of Evan Peters – an incredible actor for anyone who’s watched American Horror Story – is oddly timed to say the least, if not intentional. With the sheer amount of characters at play in the X-Men super team-up, Peters likely will not have a significant role to play, but at this point, with Singer turning the time-travel tale into an all-star cast party featuring towering Sentinel robots and Peter Dinklage’s mustache, more the merrier, right? And how can you say no to this guy:

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What does this mean for The Avengers 2 and X-Men: Days of Future Past? There are three possibilities:

  1. Singer and Fox are planting their foot in the ground and beating Marvel Studios to the punch, finally introducing Magneto’s children after six X-Men films (we’re not counting the “cameo” in X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and both studios are offering their own adaptation of the super-fast Quicksilver character and his sister. Fox has Peters, who will Whedon cast to compete?
  2. Marvel and Joss Whedon’s “brother-sister act” may not be what it seems and rumors of them changing their origins significantly may prove true – non-mutants of British heritage, unrelated to Magneto, perhaps even with different names. If this is the case, what’s the point of using them and not any of the dozens of other legally available Avengers members from the vast Marvel Library?
  3. The ultimate fanboy outcome: However unlikely, after all the talk from Fox’s Marvel movie consultant Mark Millar and producer Lauren Shuler Donner of desiring a crossover with The Avengers universe, Fox and Disney/Marvel have somehow struck up a deal to make it so. Beginning with X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver introduced in Singer’s film are the same pair going to show up in The Avengers 2, meaning Evan Peters may have just been cast in The Avengers 2 as well. They can get away with not entirely acknowledging the events of the upcoming X-Men film (and previous franchise installments) with the alternate timeline/universe plot device. Heck, Scarlet Witch can use her reality and probability altering abilities to literally erase the existence of all (most) mutants, explaining why they’ve not appeared or been mentioned in the Marvel Studios movies (see: House of M). Not to get too far into geekdom, but such a deal with Fox would potentially allow Marvel Studios to utilize characters from the Fantastic Four library as well and we know they’re interested in owning Silver Surfer and Galactus again…

The third option is super complicated, but it was widely reported that Marvel Studios was at least willing to work with other studios when it came to The Avengers since they were willing to include the Oscorp tower from The Amazing Spider-Man into the same skyline as the Stark Tower. Scheduling of visual effects sadly prevented it from happening. For fans, this is the best case scenario, but also the least likely.

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The more likely scenario is that each studio is, unfortunately, aiming to draw from the same two characters, and for Fox, since they have not one, but two Magnetos played by two of the best actors on the planet, win out. That would mean Marvel Studios – much like they were criticized for taking liberties from Marvel Comics in Iron Man 3′s story – are going to go even more extreme in distancing themselves from the source material with their versions of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2. That is, assuming Whedon and Feige are not playing everyone about the new characters in sequel.

Right now, one thing is official. Evan Peters is playing Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future PastThe Avengers 2 shoots next year and rumor has it, they already have mock ups of their ideal designs for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, the latter of which is based on Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan. She was asked about her thoughts on the rumors by The Mary Sue to which she replied:

“I have heard about it and yes, I would. Yeah, of course I would. I love Joss and I love those films, and I love his handle on them and how he portrayed these kinds of superheroes. I think it’s very different from what anyone else has done. So yeah, I’d love to be in it.”

With Quicksilver now cast, a Scarlet Witch X-Men announcement may be coming up soon for the film that serves as a sequel to both X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class. Bryan Singer knew this tweet would result in buzz, confusion and questions and perhaps that’s all a part of the plan. Soon we’ll hear from executives and talent from both sides of the camp and we may have our answers. Or maybe we won’t and there are surprises to be had further into the future.

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Ready to have your mind blown? What if Saoirse Ronan was cast as Wanda Maximoff in X-Men: Days of Future Past?

Ready to have your mind blown again? It’s possible that Quicksilver appears in two different variations in theaters before The Flash is even introduced on the big screen. Some things just aren’t fair in life.

[Update: Mark Millar hinted at "crossing over certain characters" previously.]

Bryan Singer directs X-Men: Days of Future Past with newcomers Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Boo Boo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Evan Peters, Adan Canto, along with returning stars Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore.

The Wolverine releases July 26, 2013, X-Men: Days of Future Past on July 18, 2014.

Let me know on Twitter @rob_keyes if you’d like to see X-Men and The Avengers crossover!

Sources: Bryan Singer, The Mary Sue (via CBM)

TAGS: the avengers 2, x-men, x-men days of future past

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  1. Evan is a phenomenal actor and I’m so happy he’s planting his foot in some major franchises. I don’t know how I feel about the whole Quicksilver/Scarlet Witch in to seperate movies though.,,

  2. So I’ve read from more than one site that all claim this is a power-play by Fox. Apparently, regardless of what Kevin Feige would like us to believe, negotiations and relationships between the two studios can’t exactly be described as “smooth” and “friendly.”
    Apparently, FOX isn’t happy about the ultimatum they were given when they asked for extensions on the Fantastic Four and Daredevil properties.
    The addition of Quicksilver to this movie truly is nothing more than a stab at what Marvel was planning to do.
    If Disney wants to use Quicksilver now, they can’t call him Quicksilver. He can now only be called Pietro. So you can’t call him Quicksilver, you can’t say he is mutant and you can’t make references to his father. Just let go Joss. Don’t attempt these two when there are plenty of other characters to choose from. If FOX wants Quicksilver that bad, let them have him and destroy him first.

    • I didn’t think it was possible to hate Fox more than I already did… but now I do.

      • Motherfoxers!

    • While the rest doesn’t surprise me one bit, there is no way Fox somehow has control of the character name but not the character itself. Feige himself said that both Quicksilver (not “Pietro”) and Scarlet Witch were usable by both parties. Only the mutant background can’t be used.

      And Fox needs to grow up…..they had a deal on the table to get an extension for DD but were unwilling to relinquish rights to the SS and Galactus. Seems to me they are throwing a tantrum over not being able to have everything they want.

      /cry

  3. The more singer tweets and leaks info, the more i’m convinced this movie is going to be terrible. Just one giant cameo, with a convoluted, unintelligible story that is too complicated for it’s own good.

    • I’ve already boycotted X-Men movies the last few years, I suggest that everyone who feels like Fox makes poor CB movies do the same. I realize that many people don’t feel the same, or even care, but it would be nice to send a message. Money talks.

      • You should not be boycotting The Wolverine, that I can assure you of.

        • Well, I meant in theaters specifically. I’ve seen all of them in one way or another.

          I just have reservations about what LOOKS LIKE a bad CG robot/mech/suit version of the Silver Samurai. I guess I’ll wait and see what your review/spoilers say about it before I make my final decision ;)

    • Definitely feeling the same way. I understand pre-promoting the work, but I mean, dayuuumm, leave something for opening day, or at least the trailer.

      At this rate, this might turn into some sort of unwieldy family reunion flick, where each character pops up, says “Wassup”, displays an ability, and runs off frame.

      As far as the whole Fox/ Marvel Studios Quicksilver thing, it’s hilarious to me that Fox is basically saying, at least from other reports I’m reading, FU to Marvel Studios.

      This flick could either be an awesome parallel/ alternate timeline flick in the vein of some Age of Apocalypse/ Days of Future past, or just be one big cluster. I’m hoping it’ll be good.

  4. I means nothing. These actors in Days of future past will be cameos at best. Its not like they’ll explore their back stories etcetc. I would think that for avengers their presence would be more integral to whatever the plot will be.. And that their histories/source of ability will be altered … So other than similar powers and names.. You’ll have diff actors and diff origins. Gen audiences won’t even notice. Half of gen audiences will prob confuse quicksilver with flash anyways.

    • If anything in avengers they will prob intro the terregen mists as the source of quicksilver and scarlet witch’s powers. There is a precedent in the comics, as quicksilver has once upon a time used it when he was de powered. Ii suspect this would be a smart move as it would intro for the possibility of altered super humans (but not having to call them Mutant as fox owns that via xmen). This would explain Marvel’s keen interest in the inhumans as a potential franchise in phase 3. Can think of no better way to intro that whole world to the MCU if its done using quicksilver and scarlet in Avengers 2

      • Good call. I was just reading up on Terrigen Mist again yesterday.

        • I’m starting to see the terregen mists as Marvel “loophole” for having their own mutant-like super humans. The emphasis being placed on the inhumans in interviews etc seems to point (potentially) in that direction. Because lets face it the MCU is somewhat depleted when it comes to heroes/villains.. Currently they are either created via technology or they are aliens… Or err “super spies”. The mists would introduce an entire new set of possibilites to the MCU.

          • I may be wrong, but the Mists basically made you deformed, or some mindless cave-man, unless you were a mutant or one of the Kree/Inhumans. Of course, this makes no difference bc they can just change that.

            • Indeed, some tweaking of the mists would be in order for the Marvel movies. Even the Inhumans werent garanteed to be spared from deformities. Mutants using the mists obtained uncontrolable version of their powers or sometimes new ones if I’m not mistaken (quicksilver basically got Flash type speed and time travel). Anyways, the point being the mists could be a plausible vehicle to introduce a whole new set of super humans to the MCU. Many classic mutants could be “re-envisioned” by simply explaining of their powers as a result of terregen mist exposure as opposed to hereditary/x gene factor and the rest of their origin/backstories could remain essentially intact. Its an interesting possibility anyways.

          • Depleted? Are you kidding? While they don’t have the FF, X-Men and Spidey, they have EVERYTHING else. That’s at least 90% of their original property, plenty to draw from and make successful movies out of for decades.

          • They could call them Meta-humans.. That term has been referenced in a lot movies and people would know what that term meant.. If Marvel was looking for a loophole to not call them Mutants, they could simply call them Meta-humans lol.

  5. All Marvel has to do is introduce his character in the Agents of Shield show and the oneup Fox.

    • That is a great idea!! Beat Fox at their own ugly game. If they screw up me seeing Scar Witch, I will turn into one of the angry fanboys. I still think they should have Wanda bring Coulson back to life with her reality-altering magic. God, I feel like I’ve written that a thousand times but it seems perfect to me.

  6. I take this tweet that Byran Singer posted as a Hint for a Collab with MCU.. Why because Feilder said they can use them in the both movies.. and the Fact that he referenced Avengers says something .. It could be a blow or as I said a Hint.. Even thoo Days of the Future Past is packed with Well known Mutants old and New , Crazy Sentinels, Time travelling etc.. Fox and singer will somehow fit in Quicksilver and possibly Scarlet using the X-men DTFP movie as Origins Back ground story for them making it easier for their Charcthers to transition onto Marvel _ Avengers 2.

  7. Oh God.. from what I know of X-men DTFP storyline/plot so far and the Cast of Characthers.. this movie looks like Chaos.. It’ so Overcrowded .. Every mutant seems like they would get a total of 5 mins max screentime. then there’s Sentinels and all those Crazy stuff .. Quicksliver look like he isn’t gonna be in the movie long .. (his introduction might mostly be for when/if they go into the future .. they might Clash or meet up the Brotherhood of Mutants..) I seriously hope FOX and Singer don’t mess this Up .. I am looking forward to this XM DFTP movie..

  8. How cool would it be if both studios play as though they are one upping each other up to the point of Avengers 2. Basically what I’m saying is…we see Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in X-Men DOFP described as children of Magneto.

    Then in one of the upcoming Marvel movies (maybe after credits)…we hear Cap or Fury say, “I want you to meet the children of one of the worlds most dangers villains…Magneto.”…in the door walks Quicksilver and SW and they are the same actors from DOFP.

    That would be the easter egg of all easter eggs!!! We would finally get the subliminal message that FOX and Marvel studios are beginning to work together. The 2 studios would have to keep this a secret until that moment and would have to continue play fighting with each other.

    • Don’t hold your breath.

    • I agree. It’s like the Director is more focused on topping the avengers by adding more characters that the audience who isn’t comics fans would know to love or hate. Creating a childish tweeter buzz amongst fans over the Internet to be intrigued to go out and see the movie just to be let down to see under developed misplaced characters and over use of who the studio feels is the lead of the film not taking into consideration this is a Team/Family/ civil rights/ action franchise. Did you read what Singer said about his views on X-MEN 3 but said when leaving for SuperFlop returns wanting to explore other things statement in 07. I wish he would stop lying and just admit he is jealous that he helped usher in the comic genre to film and couldn’t do what these other directors could or lie and say now that I see how much room I have to make a film like this I wanna see if I can pull it off still but better. It’s all about money for him. The Donner producers need to stop Superman was great in its time but its OVER. Fox should just sell the properties like Lucus films did asking for a decent price or walk away package and let this franchise be done right now that it can be

    • I agree. It’s like the Director is more focused on topping the avengers by adding more characters that the audience who isn’t comics fans would know to love or hate. Creating a childish tweeter buzz amongst fans over the Internet to be intrigued to go out and see the movie just to be let down to see under developed misplaced characters and over use of who the studio feels is the lead of the film not taking into consideration this is a Team/Family/ civil rights/ action franchise. Did you read what Singer said about his views on X-MEN 3 but said when leaving for SuperFlop returns wanting to explore other things statement in 07. I wish he would stop lying and just admit he is jealous that he helped usher in the comic genre to film and couldn’t do what these other directors could or lie and say now that I see how much room I have to make a film like this I wanna see if I can pull it off still but better. It’s all about money for him. The Donner producers need to stop Superman was great in its time but its OVER. Fox should just sell the properties like Lucus films did asking for a decent price or walk away package and let this franchise be done right now that it can be. Instead of worrying about characters they weren’t thinking of in the previous 6 films bring back who u neglected like Lady Deathstrike, NightCrawler and Kelsey Grammers Breast

  9. This is a problem that will raise it’s ugly head again if Marvel/Disney doesn’t handle this and continue to be nice and nonchalant about it. There are other characters and stories that intertwine between Fox and Marvel besides these ones, so there WILL be more clashes. Marvel/Disney just needs to stop playing around, get their lawyers together and buy back the rights. $2-3Billion should do it. I guarantee you, these types of clashes will be hindrances to future movies.

  10. I agree. It’s like the Director is more focused on topping the avengers by adding more characters that the audience who isn’t comics fans would know to love or hate. Creating a childish tweeter buzz amongst fans over the Internet to be intrigued to go out and see the movie just to be let down to see under developed misplaced characters and over use of who the studio feels is the lead of the film not taking into consideration this is a Team/Family/ civil rights/ action franchise. Did you read what Singer said about his views on X-MEN 3 but said when leaving for SuperFlop returns wanting to explore other things statement in 07. I wish he would stop lying and just admit he is jealous that he helped usher in the comic genre to film and couldn’t do what these other directors could or lie and say now that I see how much room I have to make a film like this I wanna see if I can pull it off still but better. It’s all about money for him. The Donner producers need to stop Superman was great in its time but its OVER. Fox should just sell the properties like Lucus films did asking for a decent price or walk away package and let this franchise be done right now that it can be. Instead of worrying about characters they weren’t thinking of in the previous 6 films bring back who u neglected like Lady Deathstrike, NightCrawler and Kelsey Grammers Breast

  11. I hope Ronan joins the Avengers 2 as Scarlet Witch she really fits the description to me, i was a little worried because i just saw the trailer for the host when it was coming out and was thinking to myself that it really would not entertain me and i heard some bad things about it, bottom line it made me think of her as a bad actress, reading this article though it sounds like she is extremely talented and would make a great Wanda Maximoff. I’ll admit i do feel that Quicksilver being in the next X-Men movie does make me feel like Singer or Fox is trying to compete with Marvel and just wanted the character to be in the movie, i have never read Days of Future past but based on the article’s i have read about it i do not think that Quicksilver was in the original story so i hope for the movie’s sake that the character is not forced into the plot and they make good of Peter’s acting which i hear is supposed to be very good. Hopefully Marvel will still keep there idea of using the two characters i love love love them both especially in the original Avengers comics from the 60s the team with Cap, Hawkeye, and Pietro and Wanda that entertained me for almost half a summer when i read it in the big graphic novel books. I look forward to Avengers 2 more i guess so i hope they still use them

  12. If you don’t like this then DON’T PAY MONEY TO SEE THIS FILM! Not just your money. Don’t waste other people’s money! Giving them revenue is telling FOX and Bryan Singer, “Please keep messing up my favorite characters! I’m too stupid to not make you money from something I care about that is being misrepresented. You are doing a GREAT job and continue to ignore us fan to see your selfish vision through…”

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