Wha…? Bryan Singer Announces the Casting of Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Quicksilver Comic Book

I guess if you’re a really big fan of Marvel’s Quicksilver, one half of the Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch duo, then you’ll be really happy in the next few years. Not only has Joss Whedon made his intentions very clear to include both Quicksilver and his sister the Scarlet Witch in his upcoming “The Avengers 2″, but now Bryan Singer has just, well, cast his Quicksilver for “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

Writes Singer:

So how will this work? We know that Fox controls the X-Men properties, which includes Magneto, the father of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. That was really one of the unsettled issues with Whedon bringing Magneto’s kids over to his Marvel universe. If Fox owns Magneto, don’t they also own his kids?

I have no idea what Marvel has sold to Fox back in the days when they were auctioning off their characters to every two-bit studio that came calling, and this could get messy very fast. Unless, of course, Fox and Marvel have reached an agreement to let the character show up in both movies. That, uh, doesn’t seem very likely, but it’s possible.

Then again, this is young actor Evan Peters (he played “Todd” in the first “Kick-Ass” movie) that Singer mentions. With emphasis on young. Or, well, young-ish. Peters is 26 years old, so Singer’s Quicksilver will be a young one, and not the older Quicksilver we’re all used to seeing in the comics.

Evan Peters

“Days of Future Past” stars Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore, Patrick Stewart, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Omar Sy, Hugh Jackman, and saves the day next year.