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

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.

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:

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