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Sorry 'The Avengers 2,' 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Will Get Quicksilver On The Big Screen First

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 23, 2013 at 3:57PM

So, is "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" gonna be the "Where's Waldo" of comic book movies? Because this is now beyond ridiculous, moving into the surreal. Just to refresh your memory: Charles Xavier, Professor X, Young Magneto, Old Magneto, Beast, Storm, Mystique, Wolverine, Rogue, Shadowcat, Iceman, Colossus, and Blink are all set to appear, along with other roles slated to be played by Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing and Adan Canto. And now, Bryan Singer is throwing another nerd log on the fire, with yet another comic character set to spent five seconds on screen.
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Evan Peters Quicksilver

So, is "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" gonna be the "Where's Waldo" of comic book movies? Because this is now beyond ridiculous, moving into the surreal. Just to refresh your memory: Charles Xavier, Professor X, Young Magneto, Old Magneto, Beast, Storm, Mystique, Wolverine, Rogue, Shadowcat, Iceman, Colossus, and Blink are all set to appear, along with other roles slated to be played by Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing and Adan Canto. And now, Bryan Singer is throwing another nerd log on the fire, with yet another comic character set to spent five seconds on screen.

Here's a little mud in your eye "The Avengers 2" -- Evan Peters is going to play Quicksilver in 'Future Past.' Why? Because we're sure it's integral to the story and has nothing to do with Fox wanting to lay claim to the character since it was confirmed he appears in Joss Whedon's sequel script along with sibling hero Scarlet Witch. It's all pretty petty and dumb and frankly, adds another unnecessary layer to this Dagwood sandwich of a movie. Oh, in case it matters Evan Peters ("American Horror Story") landed the role.

"How can they do that!?" nerds may be crying and asking. Well, both Marvel and Fox have rights to use it some how, though the ball will now be in Whedon's court as to whether or not he carries on, or ditches Quicksilver since it's now being utilized elsewhere. That being said, Whedon's draft was likely to change anyway given it's still unclear who exactly is returning and in what capacity for "The Avengers 2" as negotiations are ongoing. And remember, early drafts of "The Avengers" had The Wasp before being replaced by Black Widow.

All told, the superhero wars in Hollywood are getting pretty silly. We'll see what makes it into this movie on July 18, 2014.

This article is related to: Evan Peters, X-Men: Days of Future Past


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