Quicksilver Cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Evan Peters

Evan Peters

The cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past just keeps growing, but the latest addition creates an interesting problem for Marvel. Evan Peters has been cast as the mutant Quicksilver, one of Magneto’s children and the twin brother of the Scarlet Witch. The problem comes from the fact that Joss Whedon has already confirmed the inclusion of Quicksilver and his sister, the Scarlet Witch, in Avengers 2.

Why is this such a big deal? Here’s a quick explanation of the situation: Different studios hold the rights to different Marvel characters. X-Men is the cinematic property of 20th Century Fox, while the characters included in the films that led up to The Avengers are owned by Disney (and Spiderman is owned by Sony, which is why he probably won’t be popping up in the Avengers-verse despite being a member). However, in the comics, these characters often crossover from one series to another, so things get complicated when the characters are split up like this. In fact, it has been reported that Avengers 2 wouldn’t be able to use the superhero names of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Instead, only their real names, Pietro and Wanda, can be used because Fox owns the rights to their code names. So how are things going to turn out with two different studios trying to use the same character? Will this affect Whedon’s plans? Will Peters make an epic crossover to the Avengers-verse or will they cast another actor for that version of Quicksilver? We’ll keep you updated as they try to figure that out.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released July 18, 2014. What do you think about the situation? Would you like to see a X-Men/Avengers crossover with Peters playing the same character in both movies, or do you think that the studios will never go for the idea? Let us know in the comments below!