Evan Peters is Cast as Quicksilver in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
One more superhero couldn't hurt. Though it seemed like the cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past was all filled up, director Bryan Singer just revealed one last addition. Through Twitter, Singer announced that "American Horror Story" regular and Kick-Ass co-star Evan Peters is playing Quicksilver, a character with superhuman speed who happens to be the son of Magneto and the twin brother of Scarlet Witch. What makes this news truly interesting is that Joss Whedon has actually confirmed that both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch would appear in The Avengers 2 as well. So what does that mean for Marvel and Fox?
Well, as Marvel's Kevin Feige explained to SuperHeroHype, "There's a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with Avengers, but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. [Fox] can use them as mutants and as Magneto's relatives, but cannot have anything to do with The Avengers." So while Fox and Marvel can use the characters, they're limited as to what parts of the comic book mythology they can use. This has the potential to create some confusion for fans, but there will likely be plenty of explanation online if necessary.
Interestingly enough, there are rumblings that Saoirse Ronan might be up for the role of Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2, as it has been reported that Joss Whedon is using the actress as a model to craft the character. Will she end up getting cast? That remains to be seen, but she did express interest in the role saying, "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.”
But don't expect Peters to transfer over to The Avengers 2 as Quicksilver since the two films take place in completely different time periods. Either way, it's still early for those kind of talks. Anyway, Peters will join Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart in the ever-growing ensemble, and 20th Century Fox sends X-Men: Days of Future Past to theaters in 3D next summer on July 18, 2014. Stay tuned for anymore updates.