Fox Screws Over Marvel; Quicksilver Is In X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

This is certainly a piece of news I’m sure none of us saw coming. Recently Joss Whedon revealed that his current draft of The Avengers 2 features the mutant Avengers Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, twin children of Magneto. However, because of their history with both X-Men and Avengers the characters fall in a special place on the contracts between the different studios; both companies can use them, but Marvel can’t reference Magneto or their origin being mutants and vice versa.

So, it’s unbelievably strange to read a tweet from X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer saying that actor Evan Peters has joined the cast as Quicksilver.

Yeah, you read that right. As of right now, forums and Twitter accounts are exploding everywhere, and they have every right to be. While some are remaining optimistic and hoping that this is some kind of way to form a shared Fox/Marvel universe, I don’t have any doubt in my mind that Quicksilver (and probably Scarlet Witch too for that matter) wasn’t in the original script for the movie until it was announced the duo would be in The Avengers 2.

The kid actually looks the part, but I’ve never seen him in anything before and after a quick browse of his work the only film that I recognised was Kick-Ass, although I don’t remember him from it. If I am right then I have to say my excitement level for the reboot/sequel/prequel has been lowered tremendously.

What do you think? Do you want to see Quicksilver in Days of Future Past? Share your thoughts below.

SOURCE: Bryan Singer

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  • Jedi

    What are the chances that Peters could play the character in both films? It doesn’t seem likely but maybe Fox and Marvel could stop being petty enough for this little bit of continuity? Nah, probably not…..

  • Jay

    This is great news, and in noooo way screwing over Marvel Studios. To me, Quicksilver and Scarlet are always X-Men characters, they’re just often displaced lost X-Men characters running from the fact that they will forever be mutants first, Avengers second. So this is a great relief that Quicksilver will be in Days of the Future Past. This move will help Marvel dramatically, it is a little unofficial crossover, waaaay too cool. And suddenly I care a tiny bit about the next Avengers film Marvel will shove down my throat.

  • Marcell Hines

    I find this hilarious, its like saving up money to get a game only to come back and discover that some bought the last copy.

  • truth don’t lie

    If this isnt a way to tie the movies in then Fuck 21st century. All they have done is ruined character after character. EVERY mtant they have done and teh fantastic four. Not to mention galactus.