Hot on the heels of Joss Whedon confirming his plans to include Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers Assemble 2, X-Men: Days Of Future Past‘s Bryan Singer appears to have beat him to the punch, firing the following tweet across the bows:
“Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”
Marvel Studios’ Kevin Fiege previously discussed how the Marvel universe was divvied out on film, saying that as both Marvel/Disney and 20th Century Fox have a claim to the brother/sister duo due to them being both longserving Avengers AND the mutant offspring of the X-Men’s iconic nemesis Magneto, it opens the way for two very distinct takes on the characters.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due in cinemas 2014, and Avengers Assemble 2 in 2015, so Singer may have forced Whedon’s hand. Surely it would be absolute branding suicide to have two different versions of the same character racking up action figures at the same time?
There’s always the possibility that some sort of agreement has been reached about greater co-operation between the two – and we could be seeing American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters pop up alongside Cap and co – but that seems contrary to everything we’ve heard so far.
Also, how bitchy does that “before he was an Avenger” thing look?