Years back Marvel sold film rights to various comic book characters to different studios. Fox bought X-Men, which included rights to nearly all the mutants. But there’s two whose film rights are a bit complicated; they belong to both Marvel and Fox.
The mutant brother and sister (and children of Magneto) Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch can appear in either a Marvel movie or a Fox film.
Joss Whedon recently revealed that he intends to use them for The Avengers 2. It makes sense, seeing as how they were Avengers at certain points in the comic books.
Director Bryan Singer took things even farther. He tweeted further news on X-Men: Days of Future Past:
“Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”
Evan Peters is most notable for portraying Tate Langdon in FX’s American Horror Story. If you haven’t watched the series, I must insist that you do.
Despite Peters being a talented actor, the casting and the timing seems spiteful towards Marvel Studios.
On top of that, it also seems more and more like X-Men: Days of Future Past is overcrowded. I’m having flashbacks of X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine; endless and useless cameos! I hope I’m wrong, but it looks like it’s heading in that direction.
X-Men: Days of Future Past hits theaters July 17, 2014.
EDIT: Singer apparently deleted the Avengers mention in his tweet. How interesting. Or it’s simply because it’s not good business to mention competition.
“Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”