The Marvel character Quicksilver has been in the news a lot recently because Joss Whedon plans on using him and Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2. What’s interesting about this is that Bryan Singer has revealed the character will now be a part of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and he’s cast American Horror Story star Evan Peters to play him.
Singer tweeted out the news saying….
Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”
Marvel actually owns the film rights to this character as well. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously explained the arrangement they have, saying:
We both have them. 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. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto’s relatives, but cannot have anything to do with The Avengers.
It will be interesting to see two takes of this character by two different filmmakers. Makes me wonder if they plan to include Scarlet Witch in the X-Men movie as well.
Peters seems like a solid actor, and he joins 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.
The movie is set for release July 18th, 2014.
The film is based on the comic book storyline “Days of Future Past,” which ran in Uncanny X-Men #141 and 142 back in 1981 during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s run and introduced the idea of an alternate future for Marvel’s mutants that grew out of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants killing an important senator, leading to a future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels.