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.

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  • TimO515

    Apparently both characters can be mentioned in both movies but can’t reference their connection to other characters/team in the other film. Basically, in the Avengers movie, they can’t mention Magneto and in X-Men they can’t say anything about being part of the Avengers. Sheesh…

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      That’s pretty much what i figured would happen when i first read about this. We’ll get two very distinct versions of Quicksilver. I like Evan Peters. He was great in BOTH seasons of AHS, and he’ll bring that brooding aspect to Pietro. That said i wonder who Whedon will cast as an older, more surly version of the character. What i like about Pietro is that he’s just frustrated cause the world around him moves so slow.

      • Juggernaut

        While I did rant…a lot, I actually LOVE the character and you nailed his personality perfectly. There is also a lot of resentment towards his father and some leftover superiority complex as well from his time as a member of the BOEM. But overall he really is just a guy who wants to take action. he is a hothead and a dick but especially later in his career has proven himself to be heroic and has a desire to let all of his issues behind but life just won’t let him.
        I don’t think that Whedon originally intended Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to be older but with this new news he may revise his take on the characters or decide to dump them all together which would be a real shame.
        Let’s face it, as much as I think Pietro and Wanda are better utilized in the X-world Marvel would have undoubtably had better, more authentic representations of them mutant ties cut and all.
        I read that Whedon and the artists at Marvel were actually using Saoirse Ronan, 19 (Hanna, The Host) as the model for their version of WAnda. If that was the case my pick for Pietro would have been David Kross, 22 (The Reader). He could pull off the European look that was said that they’d be using, resembles Ronan and is similar in age.

  • Obijuan

    let’s grab the popcorn…bold move Bryan Singer; what say you Joss Whedon?

  • WaveWolf

    Now the big question is: will he be played by the same actor in both movies?

  • Juggernaut

    What the F**ck?!?!?!?!?! Honestly!

    I mean I always thought that Quicksilver should have been used in the X-Men films personally. Then Joss Whedon announced his plans to bring him into the fold in the next Avengers film. I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of the character not being utilized correctly having and having his ties to the FOX owned characters and all but I trust in Whedon’s vision and accepted the fact that he would be used and more than likely end up being cool.

    Now, all of a sudden both studios are planning on using him?! Why? Are they going to cross studios and have a geektopia? No. They are just going to confuse fans and general movie going populus with this nonsensical shoehorning. I really have no idea what the hell Bryan Singer is thinking. Is he a cool character? Yes. Is he more useful as an X-Men character? IMO yes. Does it make any sense to toss him into the X universe with the knowledge that Marvel has already started to draft their next installment and that same character is a huge part of that story? NO!!!

    More than likely we won’t even get a proper version in the XMDOFP film anyway! There will probably be no mention of Magneto being his father (see Havok & Cyclops, Mystique/Savbretooth/Azazel?nightcrawler, etc). They haven’t mentioned the addition of Scarlet Witch either. There will almost definately be no Wundagore.

    What a stupid move!

    Also, I’m not a fan of the actor playing him. Besides that, he is too young to be Ian McKellan’s son and too old to be Michael Fassbender’s son. I understand that time travel will play a part in the story but c’mon!

    Rant over.

  • Juggernaut

    All that said it would have been a fantatsic mind f**ck if they had cast Chris Evans in the role.

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  • Brian

    Casting for this movie won’t sway me either way (even though this guy is pretty good in American Horror Story) simply because without Vaughn, we’re going to get another Singer movie. His trademark is typical kiddie-style storytelling with no reason to care for the characters. I’m sorry but Singer’s X-Men is awful compared to First Class (I own both iterations so I’m not just bashing one) and quite honestly I don’t see him doing anything good with the new beautiful X-Men universe Vaughn put together. For that reason this movie, at one time one of my most anticipated sequels, is now one of my least anticipated.

    What is really strange is that when I saw First Class at the theater, I said “Wow that was a B movie that never picked up.” and nearly went to the counter to get my money back. A few months later I gave it a shot by picking it up on blu-ray fairly cheap and completely fell in love with it upon watching it again. Perfect pacing, better actors, better storytelling, incredible visual feel and just better everything. Until that point I was one of those people who played into the delusion that Singer’s X-Men movies are the staple for “good comic book movies”. Having watched Singer’s a few times in the past few years, along with some of his other work, I no longer feel even remotely like they are good movies.

    It was a huge blow when Vaughn left this project and the movie will suffer for it unfortunately. Again, not a Vaughn fanboy, I didn’t even like most of his work until First Class.