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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 cast spells and a little telekinesis, get inside your head. There’s good stuff that they »
Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon), teams once again with, writer Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), on Rush, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives.
Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing, RUSHportrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, »
- Melissa Thompson
Avengers Assemble sneak peek Sunday, May 26 Disney Xd, 11am Et/Pt Can we all agree now that it’s Marvel’s world and we’re just living in it? In addition to basically owning the multiplexes for the past few years — and for the foreseeable future as Phase 2 of its cinematic universe rolls out — Marvel is now invading TV in a big way. There’s the live-action Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. coming to ABC this fall, and this weekend viewers can get an hour-long sneak peek (that’s two episodes) of Avengers Assemble, an animated take of Earth’s mightiest heroes. Iron Man [...]
The post Sneak preview: “Avengers Assemble” on Disney Xd this weekend appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Stacey Harrison
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. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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
Sneak Peek new storyboard art, plus all the footage released to date from the upcoming Marvel Studios, Disney Xd series "Avengers Assemble", executive produced by Man of Action Studios' Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, Duncan Rouleau and Steven T. Seagle.
The series debuts with a special Sneak Peek May 26, 2013.
"...the record-breaking blockbuster film 'Marvel's The Avengers' gave worldwide prominence to the most popular super hero team of 'Iron Man', 'Hulk', 'Captain America', 'Thor', 'Hawkeye' and 'Black Widow'. Now 'Marvel's Avengers Assemble' reunites the team, along with newcomer 'Falcon', marking the first time in animation history this distinct team of heroes will join forces. Led by Iron Man, the heroes train and live together in their new headquarters in 'Avengers Tower'.
"The planet's most dangerous villains don't stand a chance when the Avengers assemble, whether they are stopping 'Doctor Doom' from conquering 'Asgard', 'Attuma' »
- Michael Stevens
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
The big screen isn't the only place to find your favorite superheroes this summer. Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow will kick some bad-guy butt as the stars of a new animated series, Disney Xd's Marvel's Avengers Assemble. "People will be blown away," promises Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Television, who stresses that these episodes have been made with passion and care. "Our job is to create stories that make your heart race, to re-create that feeling you get when you first open the comic book."
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- Megan Walsh-Boyle
Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is shaping up to be one of the big hitters next Summer and another new fresh faced member of the team has tacked himself on to the cast list. The director has revealed on Twitter that the character Quicksilver has been added and that 'American Horror Story' star Evan Peters has been cast in the role. The news is quite surprising particularly as Joss Whedon recently announced that Quicksilver, the mutant offspring of Magento (played by Michael Fassbender), would in fact be part of the line-up for his upcoming sequel to 'The Avengers'. The time-travelling 'X-Men' sequel features a whole host of returning franchise stars that include Hugh Jackman ('Les Miserables'), Nicholas Hoult ('Warm Bodies'), Ian McKellen ('The Hobbit'), Jennifer Lawrence ('House at the End of the Street'), James McAvoy ('Wanted'), Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin »
Avengers 2 will not be able to use Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver's code names, it has been claimed.
Only 20th Century Fox, which controls the X-Men rights, will be able to use the characters' superhero titles, while Marvel can use the names Wanda and Pietro, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit.
"Following up a bit on @DrewAtHitFix's take on Quicksilver: Heard that Fox can actually use the Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch names," he wrote on Twitter.
"Marvel can use the the names Pietro and Wanda."
Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, the children of Magneto, first debuted in X-Men but have been important members of the Avengers over the years.
It is believed that the use of the names has been divided to prevent the franchises from being confused by audiences. »
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
Check out some brand new behind the scenes photos featuring Samuel L. Jackson on the set of the upcoming coming book movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” by director Anthony Russo (Community, Ciudad) and Joe Russo (You, Me and Dupree) and starring Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers 2, Iron Man 2, Don Jon), Hayley Atwell (All is by My Side, The Sweeney), Samuel L. Jackson (Django Unchained, Nick Fury, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, RoboCop), Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger, The Iceman), Cobie Smulders and Robert Redford. Film Synopsis: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace [ Read More ]
- Brian Corder
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, »
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
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