Saoirse Ronan would "love" to play the Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2.
The writer-director has teased that Wanda Maximoff and her brother Quicksilver will feature in the 2015 film. Ronan is reportedly the studio's 'prototype' for the role.
"I have heard about it and yes, I would," said Ronan when asked by The Mary Sue if she would be interested in the part.
"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."
The appearance of the mutant pair in the film has been thrown into some doubt this week with the announcement the American Horror Story »
Ever since Joss Whedon confirmed that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would be joining the team for The Avengers 2, the rumour mill has been alive with speculation as to who might take the two parts. The plot thickened somewhat this morning, with the announcement that Evan Peters has signed on to play Quicksilver in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, while reports are suggesting that Saoirse Ronan is on Whedon’s hit-list for Avengers 2. Always a straight-talking character, Ronan has given her take on said rumours, and from the sounds of it,...
- George Wales
It was a huge surprise yesterday when Bryan Singer announced that Evan Peters will be playing Quicksilver in X-men: Days Of Future Past considering Joss Whedon was already planning on using the character in The Avengers 2. Many wondered if this was the first step towards a mega union between the two studios or if Fox is just trying to piss all over Marvel's bonfire. Well according to HitFix's sources don't expect to see Wolverine teaming up with The Avengers or Thor »
- Jesse Giroux
Here’s a turn-up for the (comic) books and no mistake: mere days after Joss Whedon talked about using the characters Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the Avengers sequel, Bryan Singer has tweeted that he’s cast Evan Peters as Quicksilver in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. What's curious is that the original tweet in question has now been deleted - here's a screengrab of what it looked like and the full text is below - and was replaced with an Avengers-free missive, also below.Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a Really fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) May 23, 2013 Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) May 24, 2013 So Singer has announced that Peters – who already has a comic book film credit to his name with Kick-Ass’ Todd – is on board for the movie. »
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- Laura Marie Meyers
Bryan Singer has confirmed that a new character has been cast in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, an announcement that could be set to throw a spanner in the works for Joss Whedon's The Avengers 2. Singer took to Twitter to announce that Evan Peters has signed on to play Quicksilver in the new movie, a mutant with the ability to run at super-speed. Here's how Singer unveiled the news… Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver. — Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) May 24, 2013 Interestingly enough,...
- George Wales
On Thursday X-Men Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer announced via Twitter that Quicksilver would appear in the new X-Men film, only a week after Joss Whedon confirmed Quicksilver for Avengers 2.
Upon making the announcement, Singer appeared to take a jab at Marvel’s inclusion of the character, referencing The Avengers, before deleting that tweet and posting a shorter one. Take a look:
@bryansinger Why’d you delete your other tweet? I thought it was funny! twitter.com/kcresto/status…
— Katherine Cresto (@kcresto) May 24, 2013
#Marvel #Disney should of kept #Quicksilver & #ScarletWitch a secret. Now #Fox #BryanSinger are forcing their hand first. Not going to work.
— David Ryan (@DRVpRODUCTIONs) May 24, 2013
While it’s possible that Singer had intended to include Quicksilver all along and just now revealed it, it seems unnecessary »
- Alex Corey
News Simon Brew 24 May 2013 - 06:14
Now this is a new one. A week or two ago, it came to light that the character of Quicksilver was on Joss Whedon's radar for inclusion in his upcoming The Avengers 2. Since then, he's confirmed the news, even though the role thus far remains uncast.
However, news has now broken that the Marvel character has also been snagged by Bryan Singer for his now-in-production X-Men: Days Of Future Past. It means that the same character will turn up in two entirely independent films, a year apart. That the news has broken now, following Joss Whedon's confirmation of Quicksilver for The Avengers 2, looks slightly odd, but then we'd hardly imagine that Singer has just rewritten his film to get on Marvel's nerves.
That said, »
Marvel Comics' superhero character 'Quicksilver', aka 'Pietro Maximoff', will appear in director Bryan Singer's 20th Century Fox' 2014 release "X-Men: Days of Future Past", played by actor Evan Peters, as well as in director Joss Whedon's Marvel Studios' 2014 Disney release "The Avengers 2", by another actor Tba.
So what's so special about the 'Quicksilver' character, superseded by DC Comics' "Flash" more than 70 years ago, as "...the shining example of a villain turned good..." ?
Quicksilver debuted in Marvel Comics' "X-Men" #4 (March 1964), created by writer Stan Lee and co-plotter/illustrator Jack Kirby as the son of mutant 'Magneto' and twin brother of the 'Scarlet Witch', appearing as an antagonist to the 'X-Men', before becoming a member of the 'Avengers'.
He is a mutant capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. Originally capable of running at the speed of sound, exposure to 'Isotope E' from the 'High Evolutionary', »
- Michael Stevens
Things are getting confusing in regards to the popular Marvel brother/sister hero characters of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch.
Marvel's Kevin Feige said "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 [Fox] can use them as mutants and as Magneto's relatives, but cannot have anything to do with 'The Avengers.'"
Well, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer has plans to do just that with the help of "American Horror Story" actor Evan Peters. Singer tweeted this week: "Before he was an Avenger, he was just a Really fast kid. Thrilled to say Evan Peters is joining 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' as Quicksilver. »
- Garth Franklin
Joss Whedon recently revealed that the brother/sister team of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will appear in "The Avengers 2." The problem is that 20th Century Fox also owns the rights to the characters. "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," Marvel head Kevin Feige previously stated. "They can use them as mutants and as Magneto's relatives, but cannot have anything to do with 'The Avengers.'" Now comes word directly from director Bryan Singer that Evan Peters ("American Horror Story") has been cast as Magneto's son, Pietro Maximoff (aka Quicksilver) in Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Singer wrote on Twitter: "Before he was an Avenger, he was just a Really fast kid. Thrilled to say Evan Peters is joining 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' as Quicksilver. »
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CBS, meanwhile, has set its first volume deal with a Russian outlet, setting a multi-year pact with pay TV and Svod provider Amedia Group for a raft of shows, including CBS’ entire new slate, plus existing series such as “Elementary,” CW’s “Beauty and the Beast” and Showtime’s upcoming drama “Ray Donovan.”
“We are excited to partner with Russia’s leading production company and newest broadcaster, Amedia, for our first volume deal in the market,” said Armando Nunez, prexy of CBS Global Distribution.
The Eye also announced a pact with MTV3 Finland covering new series such as CBS drama “Reckless” and CW’s “Reign.” The channel is already home to CBS’ “CSI” franchise. »
- Cynthia Littleton
One of the breakout stars of FX's "American Horror Story" just broke out a little more.
Evan Peters, who has appeared in both seasons of the cable horror anthology series, has joined the cast of "X-Men: Days of Future Past," director Bryan Singer announced on Thursday (May 23) via Twitter. Peters will portray Quicksilver in the upcoming film.
"Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a Really fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver," the director wrote. Quicksilver is the son of super-villain Magneto (portrayed by both Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen in the franchise's history). The character first appeared in Issue No. 4 of Marvel's "X-Men" comic. He, along with sister the Scarlet Witch, later became a member of The Avengers.
While The Avengers 2 isn't due in theaters until May 2015, Joss Whedon recently admitted that he'd be adding two important characters to the mix, siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who both come with a very interesting history. Because they're part of the X-Men universe and the Avengers universe, Disney/Marvel and 20th Century Fox both have the rights to use them in any of their movies. Though we don't know how they're being used in The Avengers 2, we gather it'll be in a major capacity (possibly as villains), and that Saoirse Ronan is on the wish list to play Scarlet Witch. That may have all changed this afternoon, however, as X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer busted out a big announcement via Twitter, revealing that Kick-Ass actor...
- Erik Davis
While The Avengers 2 isn't due in theaters until May 2015, Joss Whedon recently admitted that he'd be adding two important characters to the mix, siblings Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who both come with a very interesting history. Because they're part of the X-Men universe and the Avengers universe, Disney/Marvel and 20th Century Fox both have the rights to use them in any of their movies. Though we don't know how they're being used in The Avengers 2, we gather it'll be in a major capacity (possibly as villains), and that Saoirse Ronan is on the wishlist to play Scarlet Witch. That may have all changed this afternoon, however, as X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer busted out a big announcement via Twitter, revealing that Kick-Ass actor Evan...
- Erik Davis
While Quicksilver was announced as being one of the big additions in Joss Whedon’s Avengers 2, Fox is going to strike first. They’ve decided to add Another mutant to the bursting-at-the-seams-of-leather-jumpsuits cast of X-men: Days Of Future Past, and that would be Pietro Maximoff, or Quicksilver.
“Before he was an #Avenger…he was just a Really fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”
The film now stars Evan Peters, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Fan Bingbing and Boo Boo Stewart. It’s coming July 18th, 2014, almost a year before Avengers 2 (May 1st, »
- Andy Greene
X-men: Days Of Future Past has been filming for awhile now, but that doesn’t mean the film has finished casting. Director Bryan Singer, recently Tweeted that American Horror Story star Evan Peters will be joining the film as the super speedy Quicksilver, the son of Magneto (to be portrayed by Michael Fassbender and Ian McKellen). Now this news is both confusing and exciting, as Joss Whedon recently announced that Quicksilver would be a character in The Avengers 2. Now it’s unclear as to whether the character of Quicksilver belongs exclusively to Fox, the holders of the rights to X-men. Perhaps Whedon was confused or misinformed about being able to use Quicksilver.
But the story doesn’t end there, as Singer’s Tweet was clearly teasing Whedon’s announcement with the line “Before he was an Avenger, he was just a Really fast kid.” Whedon actually wrote a draft »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It’s a sad, sad day for Marvel fans. Remember how we were all speculating a while back about the Marvel Cinematic Universe merging with other franchises? Well, Spider-Man may still join the McU in the near future but I’m afraid the same cannot be said about the X-Men. Evan Peters (American Horror Story) has been recently cast as Quicksilver in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. Yes, that’s the same Quicksilver that is (or was?) supposed to be in The Avengers 2. Unless Peters is allowed to reprise his role in the latter, the chances of merging both universes are quite slim.
What a mess. How could they let this happen? Well, as it turns out, Bryan Singer outfoxed Avengers 2 director Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios executive Kevin Feige simply by being open about his intentions with Quicksilver, instead of playing the “I will neither confirm nor deny” game. »
- Paulo Lazo
Evan Peters cast in X-Men Days of Future Past. The casting of Evan Peters in X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014) answers the question of who will play Quicksliver in the Bryan Singer directed film. Quicksliver will also be appearing in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers 2 with his sister Scarlet Witch. [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
The Marvel character Quicksilver has been in the news a lot recently because Joss Whedon plans on using him and Scarlet Witch in The Avengers 2. What's interesting about this is that Bryan Singer has revealed the character will now be a part of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and he's cast American Horror Story star Evan Peters to play him.
Singer tweeted out the news saying....
Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a Really fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver."
We both have them. 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, »
- Joey Paur
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