by Josh Starnes, CMRO Editor
With the vast seeding of Marvel film properties across different film studios over the years before comic book films became summer tent-poles, it has seemed inevitable that at some point more than one studio would try to claim their own version of the same character, with more questions of how that would work.
With news Thursday that Quicksilver would be appearing in some role in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” when it comes out in 2014, that inevitability came to pass.
“Before he was an #Avenger he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver,” Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer tweeted Thursday morning.
That announcement comes just a few short weeks after “Avengers 2″ mastermind Joss Whedon announced that he would be adding both Quicksilver and his sister, the Scarlet Witch, to the cast of the highly anticipated sequel due out in 2015.
“There’s a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with ‘Avengers,’ but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto’s relatives, but cannot have anything to do with ‘The Avengers’,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige explained in an interview with SuperHero Hype in 2012.
What remains a question then is exactly how Quicksilver will be shared between the studios as a character—whether or not Peters will play the character in both films or if two actors will play the same character for the two different studios. Reportedly the same situation could occur with the Scarlet Witch.
As to who will play his sister, according to an interview with The Mary Sue, rumor has it Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is being considered.
“I have heard about it and yes, I would. Yeah, of course I would. I love Joss and I love those films, and I love his handle on them and how he portrayed these kinds of superheroes. I think it’s very different from what anyone else has done. So yeah, I’d love to be in it,” Ronan told the website.
Evan Peters can currently be seen in the hit FX show “American Horror Story.”