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.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Saoirse Ronan as The Scarlet Witch? I was there before. If she gets the role I am there with side-orders!
Michael Wolff on May 23, 2013
From what I understand, both Marvel and Fox can use the character. It'll be really interesting to see if there is common characterization, or even common casting between the two films...at worst, that would be a fun little 'unofficial' tie between the two properties. Sort of like how Hulk 03 isn't "officially" part of the MCU...but The Incredible Hulk still continues the story more or less from where that film left off, despite revising the back-story ala the opening of Evil Dead 2. It'd be fun for a connection to be there, for it to be a sort of 'sub-level' of canon, beneath the official MCU Marvel Studios properties. Just for kicks. Since Days of Future Past might deal with alternate timelines anyway...the sort of in-universe explanation could be that The Avengers/MCU world is just another vastly alternate timeline to the mutant-filled world of the X-Men universe/timeline. Could be fun to think about. It would also reconcile the inconsistencies that exist between Hulk 03 and The Incredible Hulk all in one-swoop...with Hulk 03 being an 'alternate' version of Banner's origins. A version that still sees him ending up in South America, just like in TIH. All of the films would still 'count'....but you would essentially have a built-in, in-universe plot-device to write-off any and all inconsistencies...which is actually kind of REALLY fun to think about. ....boy, that escalated quickly
Chris Groves on May 23, 2013
This cast is massive.
DAVIDPD on May 23, 2013
I hope to god this film doesn't suffer because of the "MASSIVE" Cast!
N. on May 23, 2013
I dont think that the roles of the bigger names (From X-Men 1-3) will have as much screen time as the main characters from the pervious First Class film. But i could be wrong.
Schuyler on May 23, 2013
That's insane, but exciting as well. Whether it's just one mutant or twenty, its all about the story telling. Looking at you Wolverine Origins.
mooreworthy on May 23, 2013
I sense nothing but cameos from all these characters....
BinaryChaos on May 23, 2013
When they can use Spiderman and Wolverine in The Avengers, that will be awesome. Not this.
el copi on May 23, 2013
Perhaps this could be a catalyst, a foot in the door to something bigger. Oscorp building > these characters > some other stuff > big character (Probably not but one can hope...)
Neuromancer on May 24, 2013
WHAT ABOUT FRANKLIN RICHARDS OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR WHO IS IN THE DAYS OF FUTURE PAST COMIC?
WarrenFranklin on May 24, 2013
spiderman&wolverine would be ruff,but that'll never happen it would be to many big stars demanding there equal pay.
MARZ76 on May 25, 2013
I hope its gonna be great!!
Rajesh Ramlal on May 27, 2013
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