Avengers Director Joss Whedon Dishes On QuickSilver And Scarlet Witch

By James Dohnert , Updated May 27, 2013 08:10 AM EDT
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Marvel and Fox have a predicament on their hands. The two studios are currently hoping to get the same superhero in their respective movies. Quicksilver is set to be in both X-men: Days of Future Past and Avengers 2.

The Avengers production was the first to announce the introduction of the character along with his sister, Scarlet Witch. Marvel's Avengers 2 is set to release on May 1, 2015. While Fox's next X-men movie is set to be released on July 18, 2014.

X-men: Days of Future Past has already cast its version of Quicksilver. The film's director, Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects), announced via Twitter that Evan Peters (American Horror Story) would play the well known super-villain.

Unless, Fox blinks the introduction of Quicksilver in X-men will create a continuity error for the Marvel universe. If Fox puts QuickSilver into its X-men film it won't be able to talk about his history with the Avengers. For Marvel's production the introduction of the character will have to gloss over his relationship with Magneto.

Before Marvel became a movie studio it optioned many of its characters to various Hollywood studios. The deals are why characters like Spiderman and Wolverine will never appear in a Marvel produced Avengers movie.

In the comics, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are the children of X-men resident nemesis Magneto. The two characters start out as antagonists in the comics. They serve as the bad guys to the Avengers until eventually joining the super group in later incarnations.

Director of the Avengers, Joss Whedon, tells the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show that he chose the duo because of their visually interesting super powers. In the comics, Quicksilver has super speed and Scarlet Witch can cast spells. Whedon tells Fallon that the superhuman sibling's powers offer something unique compared to those of the Avengers crew.

"Their powers are very visually interesting. One of the problems I had on the first one was everybody basically had punch-y powers," says Whedon.

During the interview Fallon jokes that Whedon could hire Selena Gomez and Chaning Tatum to play the two super twins. Luckily for fans of the comics, Whedon uncomfortably laughs off the suggestion.

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