Just the other day a cheeky Bryan Singer announced via Twitter that he’d cast AMERICAN HORROR STORY star Evan Peters as Quicksilver in X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, a move that was seemingly designed to throw a spanner in the works of Joss Whedon’s plan to add him (and his sister the Scarlet Witch) to AVENGERS 2. Well it seems Whedon has taken it in his stride and isn’t going to let the (potentially very confusing) situation stop him from adding the character anyway. Appearing on Jimmy Fallon last night to promote MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the director explained why he was so eager for the brother and sister team to join the roster:
“Their powers are very visually interesting. One of the problems I had on the first one was, everybody basically had punchy powers. 'I can hit,' 'I can also hit.' Hopefully it didn't get too boring. But coming into the second one, he's got super speed. She can weave spells and a little telekinesis, get inside your head. There’s good stuff that they can do that will help sort of keep it fresh."
Whedon also said that casting is currently underway, though no decisions have been made as yet. But it’s almost a given that the super keen Saoirse Ronan will take the part of the Scarlet Witch. As the studios behind X-MEN and AVENGERS are rivals, we don’t expect to see Evan Peters reprising the role here. Hopefully we'll have more news soon...
MARVEL PHASE TWO Release Schedule:
Nov 8th 2013 - THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Sep 2013 - MARVEL'S AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D.
April 4th 2014 - CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Aug 1st 2014 - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
May 1st 2015 - UNTITLED MARVEL'S AVENGERS SEQUEL
MARVEL PHASE THREE Release Schedule:
Nov 6th 2015 - ANT-MAN
(TBC) - DOCTOR STRANGE
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