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Bryan Singer really seems to be getting a lot of attention these days. The noted director recently announced on Twitter that he has cast Evan Peters as Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which somewhat thwarted Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon’s plans to include the speedster in The Avengers 2. What’s Singer up to when he’s not causing a stir? Oh, he’s just teasing his newest installment, same as always. The filmmaker spoke to SFX and an explained some of his thoughts regarding his latest film.
“It’s not just another X-Men film; it’s not just about the combined cast as there will be certain technologies and other stuff that we haven’t seen before in the X-Men films. There are also issues of time and we’re messing about with that,” he says of the inclusion of some of the cast from the original trilogy, »
- Paulo Lazo
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Man of Steel, Justice League, World's Finest, The Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Avengers 2, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Man 3, Runaways, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Daredevil, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Fantastic Four, Arrow, Teen Titans Go!, Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Wolverine: Origin and more...
As you'd expect with just three weeks to go to its release, Warner Bros.' publicity department ramped up the marketing for Man of Steel this past week. Pick of the promotional goodies was a brand new fourth trailer, which saw a heavy focus on the epic action set to be unleashed in Zack Snyder's hotly-anticipated reboot when General Zod (Michael Shannon) and Faora (Antje Traue »
- Flickering Myth
A nugget of comic book news for fans to chew on this holiday weekend. To promote the upcoming release of his new Shakespeare film Much Ado About Nothing, writer/director Joss Whedon appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon this Friday evening and ended up chatting a bit about The Avengers 2. While they're still in the middle of early pre-production and casting on the Marvel Studios superhero sequel, Whedon did confirm that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will be new characters added to the next one. Not a spoiler, just a confirmation. He also briefly explains why he wanted to add these two to the roster this time around. The full video with Whedon can be seen below via NBC, however here are the key quotes from his interview: "There are new characters. I've already said that we're going to have a brother/sister team, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, »
- Alex Billington
Days ago the web blew up with the news that director Bryan Singer had signed up Evan Peters for X-Men: Days Of Future Past. While Peters is undeniably a cracking actor, it was the character he’s set to play that caused the ruckus. Just to mess with that intangible mindmap you’ve been plotting on your desktop about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Singer cast Peters as the mutant Quicksilver. The very same Quicksilver that Joss Whedon had recently announced was to appear in The Avengers 2.
It all boils down to rights, and essentially, Marvel And Fox both have the right to bring Quicksilver and his sister, the Scarlet Witch. The sibling duo first appeared in X-Men comic #4 and later joined The Avengers, appearing in their comic series as well. Marvel’s Kevin Feige addressed the issue stating that each studio is well within their right to use the characters, »
- Gem Seddon
Joss Whedon was a guest on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last night and Fallon tried to get a scoop out of the filmmaker about Marvel's The Avengers 2 . He asked whether there are new characters and Whedon replied, "There are new characters. I've already said that we're going to have a brother-sister team, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were great mainstays of The Avengers when I was reading the comics as a kid." Fallon said that he did not know the characters and then asked whether they had started casting them yet. Whedon said, "Not yet, we're doing that now." Whedon said he is writing the sequel now and then was asked why he picked the two characters. He said, "well, besides the fact that I grew up reading them, their »
With its amazing cast and epic, time-spanning story, X-Men: Days of Future Past is one of the most anticipated releases in the superhero and sci-fi genres and looks set to recharge Fox's franchise for the future.
Director Bryan Singer says the film will bring a lot of new concepts to the screen when it opens in July 2014.
He told SFX: "It's not just another X-Men film; it's not just about the combined cast as there will be certain technologies and other stuff that we haven't seen before in the X-Men films.
"There are also issues of time and we're messing about with that. I think we've got it figured out. I pitched it to James Cameron when I was in New Zealand last year and he said 'Yes, that makes sense.'"
"We wanted an opportunity to bring some of the favourite older and younger characters together. We also wanted »
- David Bentley
Even though Joss Whedon is still working on the script for "The Avengers 2," he recently revealed that the plan is to introduce the brother/sister team of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch. Then recently, director Bryan Singer announced that he will also use Quicksilver in "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which is a 20th Century Fox film. It turns out that both Fox and Marvel own the rights to Quicksilver, but just different parts of his story. Many believe that Fox is attempting to hurt Marvel by using Quicksilver, but it turns out that Whedon has no plans to cut the character out of "The Avengers 2." During an appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," he explained what he loves so much about the brother/sister superheroes. "There are new characters [in 'The Avengers 2']. I already said that we.re going to have a brother/sister team, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, »
It was an obvious and calculated move on the part of 20th Century Fox by announcing late into the game that the character of Quicksilver will be included (or rather shoehorned) into Bryan Singer’s currently-shooting X-men: Days Of Future Past. A shock to Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon after they’d confirmed both the character and his sister, The Scarlett Witch (known as Pietro & Wanda Maximoff, the twins of Erik ‘Magneto’ Lensherr) would be included in The Avengers 2.
The news has sparked fury from behind-the-scenes, bringing bad blood to the relationship between the two studios. Many believing this is payback for Marvel’s refusal to allow the S.H.I.E.L.D. moniker/characters to be used in past Fox projects and also the loss of their Daredevil rights, which have now reverted back to Marvel.
However, when asked on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show last night, Whedon remains undaunted and confirmed »
- Craig Hunter
In anticipation of the upcoming release of his critically-acclaimed Much Ado About Nothing film, Joss Whedon appeared on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show tonight. When Fallon anxiously asked the filmmaker about the highly-anticipated sequel to Marvel's The Avengers, Whedon said, "There are new characters. I already said that we’re going to have a brother/sister team, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were great mainstays of The Avengers when I was reading the comics as a kid." As to why he chose the mutant super-powered siblings, also known as Wanda & Pietro Maximoff, Joss explained that, "Besides the fact that I grew up reading them, their powers are very visually interesting. One of the problems I had on the first one was everybody basically had punchy powers. [Quicksilver]’s got super speed. [Scarlet] can weave spells and a little telekinesis, get inside your head. There’s good stuff that they »
Here we go again, ostensibly for the last time, and if this doesn't capture the magic of the first Hangover it's at least less offensive than the second, which isn't much of a recommendation. An intervention over Alan's mental health and the hunt for Mr Chow is what sets in motion the Wtf escapades and male bonding this time, but it all feels a little forced and familiar. If anything, the "wolf pack" is now too tame.
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Assayas gets beyond the cliches of France's young, post-1968 revolutionaries, »
- Steve Rose
What is Casting Couch? Today it’s the last bits of casting news coming in for the week. That’s it, it’s the weekend, it’s time to see movies that are out, not read about movies that haven’t been made yet. Before we go though, let’s cap things off with news about Bond Girl Rosamund Pike. As sad as everyone is over Jon Stewart taking a 12 week hiatus from The Daily Show, the silver lining in the story is that he’s taking the time off to try his hand at directing movies, so at least we’ll get to see what a Jon Stewart-directed movie looks like. So far what we know is that it looks like a dramatization of the life of Maziar Bahari, a journalist who was imprisoned and tortured in Iran for 118 days, and that it’s going to be called Rosewater, because »
- Nathan Adams
Bryan Singer tossed X-Men: Days of Future Past back into the spotlight yesterday, announcing via Twitter that he and studio Twentieth Century Fox have cast yet another key mutant character after the film had already begun shooting in Montreal.
Evan Peters of American Horror Story fame is playing the super-fast son of Magneto known as Quicksilver, a character that Joss Whedon is also currently planning to introduce into the Marvel Cinematic Universe via The Avengers 2. While we don’t quite yet know the implications of Singer’s latest roster addition when it comes to the two studios using the character, he does have bigger plans for Days of Future Past than fans may assume.
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- Rob Keyes
There have been rumors of a possible crossover on Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. So will any of The Avengers be invited? Joss Whedon spoke with IGN about a Hero for Hire, and the off chance that any superheroes might cameo when the show hits ABC this fall: IGN: Your fellow executive produce, Jeffrey Bell, told me that J. August Richards. character is not Luke Cage. Is it someone we.d be surprised by? Whedon: You know, he.s just a guy. I mean, the whole point of this show is, they.re »
- Niki Stephens
It was recently reported that The Host star Saoirse Ronan was being used as the model/prototype for Joss Whedon's Scarlet Witch character in The Avengers 2. In a recent interview with The Mary Sue, the actress reveals that she has heard these rumors and that she'd be interested in taking on the role. When asked about it, here's what she said...
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.
Whedon has confirmed that the character will be included in the movie along with Quicksilver explaining that they "sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. »
- Joey Paur
Although it was recently revealed by Joss Whedon that the character of Quicksilver would appear in Disney’s Avengers 2; Bryan Singer--Director of Fox’s X-Men: Days of future Past--has announced that Evan Peters will be playing Quicksilver in the X-sequel. So who really has the rights to Quicksilver? Both apparently!
Of all the characters in the Marvel Universe, you wouldn’t think that Quicksilver would be one of the heroes that studios are competing over, but that seems to be what’s happening. Recently, Avengers writer-Director Joss Whedon said that the mutant siblings Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch would appear as villains in Avengers 2. “You know, they had a rough beginning,” Whedon says of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. “They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they’re not there to make things easier. »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Well here's one for the books... after Joss Whedon confirmed that he'd be introducing the mutant siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015's The Avengers, 20th Century Fox has moved to steal a march on Marvel Studios, with Bryan Singer revealing via Twitter that Quicksilver has been added the roster of X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Evan Peters (Kick-Ass, American Horror Story) cast in the role.
Having featured in both the X-Men and Avengers comic books, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch - the offspring of X-Men baddie Magneto - are the subject of a bizarre rights issue, whereby both Fox and Marvel Studios can use the characters as part of their respective worlds, although Marvel can't make reference to them being mutants (or Magento's kids) and Fox can't refer to them as part of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.
Considering the fact that X-Men: Days of Future Past »
- Flickering Myth
In a recent interview with IGN, Joss Whedon explains what Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is going to be showcasing every week. IGN started the interview off with questions about the revived Agent Coulson: IGN TV: Coulson’s back, but I’m assuming it won’t be that simple. Joss Whedon: Not simple, you’re right. IGN: So will we find out in the first episode, “this is why he’s back”, or will it be more us figuring it out as we go along? Whedon: All I’ll say is, it ain’t a fanwank. It’s not one of those things we gloss over. From there IGN then went on to talk about the mysterious character that J. August Richards will be portraying in the Pilot episode... IGN: Your fellow executive produce, Jeffrey Bell, told me that J. August Richards’ character is not Luke Cage. »
According to director Brian Singer's Twitter feed, "American Horror Story" star Evan Peters has just signed on to play Pietro Maximoff, aka the mutant superhero known as Quicksilver, in Singer's 2014 comic book epic "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Uh oh, you guys.
First, some background on why this character is appearing in two totally different franchises. In the comics, Quicksilver began his career as a member of Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, helping Magneto fight the X-Men in the name of mutant equality. And this was before he even knew he was actually Magneto's son. However, he eventually had a change of heart, renounced his supervillain ways and joined the Avengers alongside his sister, Wanda Maximoff, aka The Scarlet Witch, another character Whedon has mentioned for "The Avengers 2."
So he's »
- Scott Harris
Proving some major movie studios just aren’t cut out for sharing, Fox has decided to add the super speedster Quicksilver to its upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past, even though Marvel Studios recently announced that it plans to include the character in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2. X-Men director Bryan Singer tweeted the announcement Thursday, saying American Horror Story actor Evan Peters will play the character. Quicksilver, along with his twin sister Scarlet Witch, is one of a handful of characters whose rights are shared between multiple studios; essentially, Marvel Studios owns the parts of the character’s »
It’s a boy! In 2014, Michael Fassbender is having a boy – on screen that is. In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Fassbender, who plays Magneto, will appear alongside Evan Peters, who has just been cast as Magneto’s son Quicksilver.
Bryan Singer confirmed the news on Twitter:
Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a Really fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.
Quicksilver (aka Pietro Maximoff), Marvel Comics’ mutant version of DC’s Flash, will also be appearing in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2. Peters is not been confirmed for both films. Fox controls the rights to the X-Men franchise, while Disney holds The Avengers. So Whedon need not go with Peters in his Avengers sequel.
It’s unclear how Quicksilver will be portrayed in the latest X-Men movie. In the comics, the speedster was part of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, »
- Bags Hooper
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