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Whedon talked about the Marvel Comics superheroes 'Quicksilver' and 'The Scarlet Witch', who will appear in the new film.
"There are new characters," said Whedon. "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.
"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. 'I can hit,' 'I can also hit.' 'I can hit harder' That can get boring in a two hour movie. Hopefully it didn't get too boring.
"But coming into the second one, »
- Michael Stevens
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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 »
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The latest issue of Empire magazine features yet another lengthy Joss Whedon Q&A, with the Much Ado About Nothing director discussing his acclaimed take on the Shakespeare tale and, surely, the anticipated follow-up to Marvel's The Avengers. Though it seems the interview was conducted before the writer-director began boasting the 2015 sequel's new characters, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver, Joss Whedon teases the next bad guy to villainize Earth's mightiest heroes. "I turned in an outline for Avengers 2 before we started [Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D]," Joss said after being asked about his busy schedule. "So I'm writing that script. I feel very strongly about the story, so as soon as the pilot is fully wrapped up, I get to go full-tilt on that, and I'm very excited." Explaining how he'll avoid usual sequel pit-falls, where the story becomes all about the villain, Whedon says, "Yes, that always makes me cranky. I'm very »
With the recent news that Bryan Singer is casting the roles of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch for X-Men: Days of Future Past presumably designed to one-up the reports that Joss Whedon is using the same characters in The Avengers 2, anyone expecting some kind of half-cocked, defensive response from Whedon will have to look elsewhere. Singer’s news came hot on the heels of Whedon’s confirmation that the characters would show up in the sequel to his blockbuster, but the details are still under wraps.
During an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on May 24th in order to promote his upcoming ultra-low-budget passion project, a modern-garb adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Fallon asked about the brother and sister sometime-heroes and why Whedon included them.
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- Anthony Vieira
There's a minor war brewing between 20th Century Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past and Marvel Studios' The Avengers 2. Both franchises hold the right to use characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, mutant siblings of Magneto and substantial members of both superhero teams. The catch is, Fox can never mention the Avengers, and Marvel Studios can never explain that they are Mutants, or mention the name of their father.
Shortly after The Avengers 2 director Joss Whedon confirmed both of the characters would have significant roles to play in his sequel, director Bryan Singer announced that he had cast American Horror Story mainstay Evan Peters as Quicksilver in his film. This came as a shock to many, as the character has never been utilized by the X-Men franchise over the course of six films, and until last week, it didn't look like he'd be making an appearance in X-Men: Days of Future Past either. »
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Twitter Bryan Singer announces Evan Peters as Quicksilver. I've always thought the X-Men franchise was marred by sloppy casting (especially the further you get away from the centerpiece roles) and this one strikes me as no exception. The actors chose beyond the Magneto/Professor X/Wolverine trinity always seem "off" for the roles. »
- NATHANIEL R
On Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night Friday, Joss Whedon confirmed that Marvel characters Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would be in The Avengers 2. “I found their powers to be very visually interesting,” Whedon explained. “In the last film a lot of the characters had very ‘punchy powers’ where they were always punchy something and that got kind of boring after awhile.” Whedon said no one has been cast yet, and Fallon suggested Selena Gomez and Channing Tatum. (Was that a joke?) Whedon didn’t raise the name of Evan Peters, who was cast as Quicksilver in Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past earlier this week. Here’s the Fallon-Whedon video: »
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After confirming that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would be in “Avengers 2,” Joss Whedon gave some clarity to why he chose those characters to appear in the next pic on Friday nights Jimmy Fallon Show.
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Whedon was plugging his next movie , “Much Ado About Nothing,” and before getting into that film Fallon asked Whedon if he could give them any scoop on the next installment of “The Avengers.” While Whedon didn’t have much news to break he did say that the two characters skill set made them very unique to the Marvel universe. (See Video Below)
“I found their powers to be very visually interesting,” Whedon explains. “In the last film a lot of the characters had very ‘punchy powers’ where they were always punchy something and that got kind of boring after awhile.”
Whedon added that no one had been »
- Justin Kroll
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
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
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