Quicksilver, the Marvel character who Joss Whedon recently confirmed to be appearing in The Avengers 2, is now jumping all sorts of timelines and franchises by also appearing in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. X-Men director Bryan Singer tweeted earlier today that Kick Ass and American Horror Story star Evan Peters will play Quicksilver for the X-Men outing but given Warners produce X-Men and Marvel and Disney produce Avengers it’s unclear whether he’d play the character in both franchises.
Earlier this year Marvel head Kevin Feige revealed that both X-Men and Avengers had rights to the character of Quicksilver and his sister The Scarlet Witch but only on the condition that neither franchise reference the other. Earlier this week Saoirse Ronan, the star of Atonement and The Host, expressed an interest in playing The Scarlet Witch in Whedon’s next Avengers movie.
Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch’s are the twin children of Magneto, who will be played by Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellan in Days Of Future Past. Raised by a gypsy couple, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were soon outcast when his super speed was revealed and her ability to affect probability fields. They later joined Magneto’s Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants before leaving them and hooking up with Captain America and The Avengers. So it’s a complicated little family with all manner of franchise jumping issues. Either way it looks like we’ll be seeing a lot of Quicksilver in the near future. Source – Bryan Singer via Twitter