[UPDATED! FOX vs Marvel, Round 1!] Evan Peters Cast as Quicksilver in ‘Days of Future Past’– Wait, What? Not ‘Avengers 2’?
All right, so earlier today we were fantasizing about a world where Saoirse Ronan would play Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2 and then, out of nowhere, Bryan Singer drops the bomb her brother, Quicksilver, is appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past. AND, he’s already been cast! Say hello to Evan Peters, DOFP‘s Quicksilver.
The proof is in the tweet, as they say. I don’t know, is that a thing we say? It is now.
Of course, the big question I’m sure you’ve already asked yourself out loud is: how does this affect Quicksilver’s inclusion in Avengers 2? It’s a complicated issue to say the least. When Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver were first rumored as appearing in Avengers 2 the fact they’re technically X-Men, or at least tied to the X-Men universe by being Magneto’s children, was an often repeated reason why they couldn’t be included Marvel‘s Avenger films. See, FOX holds the film rights to the X-Men, just as Sony has Spider-Man. Soo… is Peter’s Quicksilver for Marvel as well? Will they have to go and cast their own guy? Won’t two Quicksilvers make things messy and complicated? Yes, yes it will.
What if this is a new age of cooperation between the studios and their Marvel characters? Yeah, I think that’s unlikely. Could be Singer and FOX just beat Joss Whedon and Marvel to the punch. Honestly, I’m not really sure what this means. And is that #Avengers hashtag a dig at Marvel? Or am I reading too much into it?
We’ll keep you posted as soon as we learn anything new about this confusing development.
Source: Screen Rant
UPDATE! Hitfix is reporting this is only the beginning of major showdown between FOX and Marvel. Here’s how they explain it,
This is not a situation where the two different companies are working together to try and create a sense of a larger shared world. In fact, if either of them could get the other to back off, they would. The thing is, Bryan Singer has designed a sequence that he feels only works with Quicksilver, and Joss Whedon feels that there is a pressing reason for Quicksilver to show up in “The Avengers 2,” and so what we’re going to see is a legally-negotiated stand-off in which we’ll get two totally different versions of one character.
With DOFP filming first it’s likely Singer will win this grudge match. Marvel’s already limited in how they use the Maximoff twins because they’re not allowed to refer to them as “mutants” or as Magneto’s children due to contract restrictions. But the word is Whedon and Marvel have big plans for both Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, so, they must have already been aware of these difficulties and planned a way around them, right? This whole situation is weird, that’s for sure. And really, why the hell is it Quicksilver who starts the fire fight between the two studios? Aren’t there already enough mutants in DOFP? Aren’t there other Marvel characters who’d work even better in Avengers 2?
Whose side are you on?