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May. 24, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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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 battling a Sentinel anytime soon...if ever.

This is not a situation where the two different companies are working together to try and create a sense of a larger shared world. In fact, if either of them could get the other to back off, they would. The thing is, Bryan Singer has designed a sequence that he feels only works with Quicksilver, and Joss Whedon feels that there is a pressing reason for Quicksilver to show up in "The Avengers 2," and so what we're going to see is a legally-negotiated stand-off in which we'll get two totally different versions of one character. While they may act like things are amicable in public, HitFix sources say otherwise.

So while it looks like Whedon might have big plans for Quicksilver the character may only be really used in one sequence for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. Singer will also have the opportunity to define the character first since the new movie will be out next year and THE AVENGERS 2 doesn't hit theaters until 2015.

Because of the arrangement between the two studios, Marvel can't call Quicksilver a mutant and Magneto can't even be mentioned while FOX isn't allowed to to make any references to The Avengers. This will mean that the source of Quicksilver's powers in THE AVENGERS 2 will probably be changed or not explained. Borys Kit from THR did a little bit of research as well and found out that that FOX can use the names Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch and Marvel can use their real names, Pietro and Wanda.

The big thing to take away from all this though is how FOX decision to add Quicksilver to X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST could seriously damage the studio's relationship with Marvel, which isn't that great to begin with:

If they push forward and allow Singer to include the character, there's a chance they're burning down any future cooperation with Marvel, who have proven themselves to be hard negotiators who aren't afraid to flex whatever muscle they have.

This isn't good news for anyone in my opinion. To me it looks like FOX is a little jealous of how much attention Marvel's films have received lately. Adding Quicksilver after Whedon had already announced the character was going to be used AND knowing fully well that they'll be able to get "their" version of the character into theaters before THE AVENGERS 2 just smells rotten.

When X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST was first announced I was excited as hell but this Quicksilver business has turned me off from the film very quickly. I might still end up watching it but FOX should realize that what they've done looks incredibly shifty and in a battle between Whedon/Marvel and Singer/FOX I think we all know who the comic geeks are going to side with on this one.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST will be released on July 18th, 2014 while THE AVENGERS 2 won't be out until May 1st, 2015.

Extra Tidbit: If it was any other studio but FOX would you at least give them the benefit of the doubt that they aren't trying to be complete asshats?
Source: HitFixTHR

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8:44AM on 05/24/2013
Can you believe all this talk over friggin ' Quicksilver???
Can you believe all this talk over friggin ' Quicksilver???
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9:16AM on 05/24/2013
lol best talkback on this topic yet
lol best talkback on this topic yet
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10:37AM on 05/24/2013
the only interesting thing about quicksilver is that hes magnetos son and his relationship with the inhumans, i dont know why marvel even wants him in the avengers. hes one of the slowest speed heroes. give us wasp and antman
the only interesting thing about quicksilver is that hes magnetos son and his relationship with the inhumans, i dont know why marvel even wants him in the avengers. hes one of the slowest speed heroes. give us wasp and antman
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2:20PM on 05/24/2013

I call bullshit...

A month into production and they hire a QUICKSILVER?!!! The DOFP screenplay had not one mention of the mutant when I read it a few months back. This is absolute horseshit.

A month into production and they hire a QUICKSILVER?!!! The DOFP screenplay had not one mention of the mutant when I read it a few months back. This is absolute horseshit.

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3:28PM on 05/24/2013
WHAT! Wait.... U read the script, that's bigger news to me than this article is, can you please pm me a small breakdown of series of events, and your thoughts about it, thank you!
WHAT! Wait.... U read the script, that's bigger news to me than this article is, can you please pm me a small breakdown of series of events, and your thoughts about it, thank you!
8:35PM on 05/24/2013
Lol. So are you friend of Singer, Millar, Vaughn or Kimberg or something?

sorry, I dont buy it.
Lol. So are you friend of Singer, Millar, Vaughn or Kimberg or something?

sorry, I dont buy it.
9:35PM on 05/24/2013
Not that hard to find scripts, guy above me.
Not that hard to find scripts, guy above me.
10:59PM on 05/24/2013
Yeah, I call bullshit as well. There's no fucking way you read the script.
Yeah, I call bullshit as well. There's no fucking way you read the script.
9:36AM on 05/24/2013
Who the character is in question is completely irrelevant. Fox is being a total dick to Marvel, and is coming off extremely petty. If you go back to Singer's initial tweet he hastagged 'Avengers', only to delete that tweet and repost the same tweet without it.
Who the character is in question is completely irrelevant. Fox is being a total dick to Marvel, and is coming off extremely petty. If you go back to Singer's initial tweet he hastagged 'Avengers', only to delete that tweet and repost the same tweet without it.
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9:28AM on 05/24/2013
This Quicksilver news has completely turned me off DOFP as well. The movie seems like it's taken a turn from telling a great story to being a showcase of characters people would like to see on the screen. I think Singer/FOX are being incredibly shifty about this. And Singer's decisions have left me no faith in the movie either. He only recently decided a sequence would work best with Quicksilver? So what you're telling me is that Singer went into production without a full game plan for
This Quicksilver news has completely turned me off DOFP as well. The movie seems like it's taken a turn from telling a great story to being a showcase of characters people would like to see on the screen. I think Singer/FOX are being incredibly shifty about this. And Singer's decisions have left me no faith in the movie either. He only recently decided a sequence would work best with Quicksilver? So what you're telling me is that Singer went into production without a full game plan for telling the story, and apparently when story issues get too difficult to tell on screen his answer is to "just add another character from the books". This movie might be the worst decision FOX made since X3, which may also prove that Singer really shouldn't be handling this property anymore period.
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1:35PM on 05/24/2013

I've lost respect for Bryan Singer... and not just for this.

This feels like a crap move, but what do I know, Singer could have had Quicksilver involved in Days of Future Past from the beginning in which case it's just a simple mistake of one character who happens to be involved in both story lines they're trying to tell. But Singer has 3 good films to his name, Usual Suspects, X1 and X2 (which do NOT hold up well on repeat viewings) and some mild to OK ones like Valkyrie and Apt. Pupil, and the guy has just been bland since then and his recent attempts
This feels like a crap move, but what do I know, Singer could have had Quicksilver involved in Days of Future Past from the beginning in which case it's just a simple mistake of one character who happens to be involved in both story lines they're trying to tell. But Singer has 3 good films to his name, Usual Suspects, X1 and X2 (which do NOT hold up well on repeat viewings) and some mild to OK ones like Valkyrie and Apt. Pupil, and the guy has just been bland since then and his recent attempts to tie in his X-Men world to Matthew Vaughn's X-Men world is a bad idea any way you slice it. (Fox's handling of the X-Men in general has been a series of bad ideas but lets not get into that) I don't want to hate on the guy really, but he just comes off as an angry nerd who thinks "His" version of the X-Men is better than "Your" version of the X-Men and not someone who makes movies for the fans of the X-men.
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11:35AM on 05/24/2013

I don't understand why Marvel would want that character in the first place.

First of all, let me say I have no idea who's being a dick here. From our point of view, Marvel leaked that they wanted to use Quicksilver in their film then Singer announced he cast Peters, so Singer definitely looks like the bad guy. The problem is that he's much further into his film then Marvel is and announcing the characters as they are cast is what he's done since the beginning. Considering that Marvel won't start filming Avengers 2 anytime soon and that they have to know what Fox
First of all, let me say I have no idea who's being a dick here. From our point of view, Marvel leaked that they wanted to use Quicksilver in their film then Singer announced he cast Peters, so Singer definitely looks like the bad guy. The problem is that he's much further into his film then Marvel is and announcing the characters as they are cast is what he's done since the beginning. Considering that Marvel won't start filming Avengers 2 anytime soon and that they have to know what Fox intends to do with the X-Men franchise, I find the timing of their "leak" suspicious. It usually takes months to confirm any new characters in those films; Marvel only waited a few days.

Since I don't know who's wrong, I'm gonna base my opinion on who I think SHOULD have the rights to the characters. Having to re-invent the entire origins of the character should've stopped Marvel's plans right from the start. There's so many Avengers out there to chose from, they didn't have to pick Magneto's only son and daughters. Even if Quicksilver only has one action sequence, he makes a lot more sense for the future of the X-Men franchise than for the Avengers.
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12:45PM on 05/24/2013
Exactly my point too... There's no way Fox caught wind of this, told Singer to write a part for Quicksilver and find an actor all in one week, it just doesn't make sense. Considering Sony, Fox and Marvel can't play nice, why would Whedon go to all the work to write a part for a character he can't even portray properly on screen.

I almost feel like were not getting the whole story here and that someone out there is just stirring the pot.
Exactly my point too... There's no way Fox caught wind of this, told Singer to write a part for Quicksilver and find an actor all in one week, it just doesn't make sense. Considering Sony, Fox and Marvel can't play nice, why would Whedon go to all the work to write a part for a character he can't even portray properly on screen.

I almost feel like were not getting the whole story here and that someone out there is just stirring the pot.
1:31PM on 05/24/2013
They don't have to reinvent anything, here's what they say, oh how did I get these powers? I was born this way, must be something in my genetics, no I don't know who my father is (becuz they didn't for a while) the only thing they can't do is say mutant, there's more than enough ways to allude to it, and Whedon has said he had the idea for avengers 2 while writing the first one, and we all knew when thanos appeared at the end of the first one the infinity gauntlet was coming, and who's a big
They don't have to reinvent anything, here's what they say, oh how did I get these powers? I was born this way, must be something in my genetics, no I don't know who my father is (becuz they didn't for a while) the only thing they can't do is say mutant, there's more than enough ways to allude to it, and Whedon has said he had the idea for avengers 2 while writing the first one, and we all knew when thanos appeared at the end of the first one the infinity gauntlet was coming, and who's a big part of that story line? Why quicksilver and scarlet witch
8:50PM on 05/24/2013
Really really good point!

Why did Marvel or Joss drop their desire to use the Maximoff soo soon? when the film comes on 2015?

and as leadhand83 says on his reply, no way Singer included him on the script, told his crew to design his actions sequences and test actors for the role and of course to sign him and confirm it in just two weeks.

It sounds really ridiculous and highly unlikely.

And.... Singer tweeted a Cast panel with 6 gaps, that most fans and sites understood that that
Really really good point!

Why did Marvel or Joss drop their desire to use the Maximoff soo soon? when the film comes on 2015?

and as leadhand83 says on his reply, no way Singer included him on the script, told his crew to design his actions sequences and test actors for the role and of course to sign him and confirm it in just two weeks.

It sounds really ridiculous and highly unlikely.

And.... Singer tweeted a Cast panel with 6 gaps, that most fans and sites understood that that means that 6 more characters will be confirmed on the next weeks/months. And since that day, we have gotten the news of Adan Canto/Sunspot? and now Adan/Pietro, with likely more characters to be confirmed in the next weeks.

Singer has a big movie on his hands with many characters, he didnt reveal ALL of them on first place. He is clearly teasing the cast slowly.

The Marvel "leak" is the suspicious thing.
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9:23AM on 05/24/2013
The point isnt the fact that its Quicksilver, a not so known character, but the fact that Singer and Fox are willing to dump on Marvel's fanfare by pushing the character out their first for nothing more than a "Haha beat ya to it " moment. Its not Marvel's fault that Fox is fucking up a total cash-cow with the X-men Universe.
The point isnt the fact that its Quicksilver, a not so known character, but the fact that Singer and Fox are willing to dump on Marvel's fanfare by pushing the character out their first for nothing more than a "Haha beat ya to it " moment. Its not Marvel's fault that Fox is fucking up a total cash-cow with the X-men Universe.
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8:45AM on 05/24/2013
If this was the Hulk or something I could understand the dummies being spat out, but over a character I assume most people don't know....? A bit weird this one.
If this was the Hulk or something I could understand the dummies being spat out, but over a character I assume most people don't know....? A bit weird this one.
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9:35PM on 05/24/2013
"The thing is, Bryan Singer has designed a sequence that he feels only works with Quicksilver,"
Read that as: "Bryan Singer was ORDERED to add a sequence that FOX feels will effectively shove Quicksilver into their movie"

But honestly, I hope Marvel and Fox never come to an agreement with the X-Men. I think it's unbelievably stupid that they both exist in the same universe in the comics, and their absence from each others' movie universes has been a positive for both of them.

Spider-Man
"The thing is, Bryan Singer has designed a sequence that he feels only works with Quicksilver,"
Read that as: "Bryan Singer was ORDERED to add a sequence that FOX feels will effectively shove Quicksilver into their movie"

But honestly, I hope Marvel and Fox never come to an agreement with the X-Men. I think it's unbelievably stupid that they both exist in the same universe in the comics, and their absence from each others' movie universes has been a positive for both of them.

Spider-Man however...
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1:27PM on 05/24/2013
Why can't we all just get along
Why can't we all just get along
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10:37AM on 05/24/2013
If both studios end up using Quicksilver it'll just be a great way to show how much better Whedon can use a character effectively than Singer.
If both studios end up using Quicksilver it'll just be a great way to show how much better Whedon can use a character effectively than Singer.
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9:56AM on 05/24/2013
Damn those coniving bastards!
The nerve of them to use an X-Men character in an X-Men movie! Who do these assholes think they are?
Damn those coniving bastards!
The nerve of them to use an X-Men character in an X-Men movie! Who do these assholes think they are?
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9:06PM on 05/24/2013
Lol
Lol
1:23PM on 05/24/2013

Yea like I said yesterday

Fox is going to be crushed by Marvel, dumb move on Fox's part
Fox is going to be crushed by Marvel, dumb move on Fox's part
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9:19AM on 05/24/2013

Bit of a dick move on Singer's part

doesn't he have enough mutant's in there already? It also seems like a strange coincidence that a couple days after Whedon spilt the beans FOX is trying to beat them to the punch. I guess it was expected when it was called out that those two characters shared studio rights that it was going to turn into a pissing contest.
doesn't he have enough mutant's in there already? It also seems like a strange coincidence that a couple days after Whedon spilt the beans FOX is trying to beat them to the punch. I guess it was expected when it was called out that those two characters shared studio rights that it was going to turn into a pissing contest.
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1:05PM on 05/24/2013
Then Fox should use Northstar.
Then Fox should use Northstar.
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1:18PM on 05/24/2013
Well played.
Well played.
7:17PM on 05/24/2013
Hear, hear.
Hear, hear.
9:39AM on 05/25/2013

"I might still end up watching it..."

You'll watch it. Don't pretend.
You'll watch it. Don't pretend.
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9:55PM on 05/25/2013
Guilty! ;)
Guilty! ;)
11:38AM on 05/24/2013
How is FOX getting the majority of the flack here? The characters have always fallen under their tutelage. It's adding them to the Avengers that is pointless since they can't even have the full characters be depicted. Besides, I don't see how these 2 mutants fit and need to be in the new Avengers. It makes much more sense for them to be in the Xmen movies. If anything, it's Whedon and the Marvel camp who are trying to start some shit.
How is FOX getting the majority of the flack here? The characters have always fallen under their tutelage. It's adding them to the Avengers that is pointless since they can't even have the full characters be depicted. Besides, I don't see how these 2 mutants fit and need to be in the new Avengers. It makes much more sense for them to be in the Xmen movies. If anything, it's Whedon and the Marvel camp who are trying to start some shit.
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1:08PM on 05/24/2013
These characters were Avengers long before they had any connection to the X-men. In fact, they are some of the first and most prominent Avengers.
These characters were Avengers long before they had any connection to the X-men. In fact, they are some of the first and most prominent Avengers.
1:15PM on 05/24/2013
Fox is getting the majority of the flack because Joss Whedon and Marvel announced 3 weeks ago they were including Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch into their fold, were as Fox is just now attempting too and it feels shady. Is it shady? Who knows, but Quick Silver and Scarlet Witch are major players in the Avengers Infinity Gauntlet which is the comic source they're mining for the next 2 phases of the Marvel Universe... (although their in Days of future past too so theirs an argument there as
Fox is getting the majority of the flack because Joss Whedon and Marvel announced 3 weeks ago they were including Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch into their fold, were as Fox is just now attempting too and it feels shady. Is it shady? Who knows, but Quick Silver and Scarlet Witch are major players in the Avengers Infinity Gauntlet which is the comic source they're mining for the next 2 phases of the Marvel Universe... (although their in Days of future past too so theirs an argument there as well), but as most things geeky goes, Marvel just makes better quality comic book films than Fox and so when asked to pick sides it will end badly for Fox all the time. Is it fair and justified? Not really. Is it the nature of the beast? Absolutely.
6:17PM on 05/24/2013
@Jorkman. I can understand your passion my friend, however you'd be entirely wrong on your assumption. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were both part of Magneto's "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" and both appeared way back in X-Men #4. They didn't become part of the Avengers mythos till later.

Keep in mind though, they didn't become prominent Marvel heroes until they became Avengers and joined Cap's Kooky Quartet as they were called back then(Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the
@Jorkman. I can understand your passion my friend, however you'd be entirely wrong on your assumption. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch were both part of Magneto's "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" and both appeared way back in X-Men #4. They didn't become part of the Avengers mythos till later.

Keep in mind though, they didn't become prominent Marvel heroes until they became Avengers and joined Cap's Kooky Quartet as they were called back then(Captain America, Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch).
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10:20AM on 05/24/2013
This all depends if Quicksilver had already been in the script for Day of the Future Past, because of he had then Singer had planned to use him well before Joss had made any sort of announcement. If he’s just adding him in right now for one scene then there’s justification for a rivalry. Theres nothing wrong with good o'l fashion rivalry. Lets hope both films turn out good.
This all depends if Quicksilver had already been in the script for Day of the Future Past, because of he had then Singer had planned to use him well before Joss had made any sort of announcement. If he’s just adding him in right now for one scene then there’s justification for a rivalry. Theres nothing wrong with good o'l fashion rivalry. Lets hope both films turn out good.
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9:33AM on 05/24/2013

Quicksilver's usage

" The thing is, Bryan Singer has designed a sequence that he feels only works with Quicksilver, and Joss Whedon feels that there is a pressing reason for Quicksilver to show up in "The Avengers 2,"

that really makes it sound like Quicksilver has just a cameo or just a small role (possibly significant) in Days of Future Past while Whedon's statement makes it sound like he's got a much larger and important role for the character. If that's the case, why is Fox even using the character? I
" The thing is, Bryan Singer has designed a sequence that he feels only works with Quicksilver, and Joss Whedon feels that there is a pressing reason for Quicksilver to show up in "The Avengers 2,"

that really makes it sound like Quicksilver has just a cameo or just a small role (possibly significant) in Days of Future Past while Whedon's statement makes it sound like he's got a much larger and important role for the character. If that's the case, why is Fox even using the character? I refuse to shit on X-men or Avengers (not fox or marvel) because of this but by the sounds it things it makes Fox and the people behind DOFP sound extremely petty. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how the two films use the characters (was really hoping this would lead to a cross over but that seems dead). Although I will be extremely pissed off if my notions on Quicksilver's usage in DOFP is nothing more than a glorified cameo.

As for the two studios using the same characters by using different names for it. I'm all for that. It doesn't force either film to change what they're doing and provides 2 different looks on an interesting character.
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9:06AM on 05/24/2013
Just putting it out there. If Whedon wanted to use Quicksilver, but can't actually call him a mutant or have his exact mutant abilities, why even include him anyways. You're all saying Singer is wrong here, but if Whedon can't portray that character properly, why even have him in The Avengers at all?
Just putting it out there. If Whedon wanted to use Quicksilver, but can't actually call him a mutant or have his exact mutant abilities, why even include him anyways. You're all saying Singer is wrong here, but if Whedon can't portray that character properly, why even have him in The Avengers at all?
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11:59AM on 05/26/2013

Smells like The Last Stand

I loved First Class and I really want Days Of Future Past to kick ass, but I'm losing my faith with each article that I read about it. The cast of characters seems WAY too bloated and now they add ANOTHER character just for one sequence? There have been like a bajilion characters anounced how the hell are they all going to fit into one movie? Maybe they should split the story in two movies or something, but the way things are now, I am starting to have Last Stand flashbacks... I think that Fox
I loved First Class and I really want Days Of Future Past to kick ass, but I'm losing my faith with each article that I read about it. The cast of characters seems WAY too bloated and now they add ANOTHER character just for one sequence? There have been like a bajilion characters anounced how the hell are they all going to fit into one movie? Maybe they should split the story in two movies or something, but the way things are now, I am starting to have Last Stand flashbacks... I think that Fox is doing everything in its power to please every single X-Men fan out there in order to replicate the huge success and box office of the Avengers and I am afraid that the result will be a mess that will please absolutely no one, just like Spider-Man 3. I sincerely hope that they prove me wrong, but articles like this one, aren't letting me get my hopes up.
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1:23AM on 05/25/2013

Whedon Will Use The Character Best!

I know Joss Whedon will hands down use the Quicksilver character best. While Singer just tacks on characters because of his EGO, Whedon actually gives a shit and knows his source material on the characters and how to use them in films which is why the Avengers has been the best Superhero team movie made. And was a great writer for Astonishing X-Men.
I know Joss Whedon will hands down use the Quicksilver character best. While Singer just tacks on characters because of his EGO, Whedon actually gives a shit and knows his source material on the characters and how to use them in films which is why the Avengers has been the best Superhero team movie made. And was a great writer for Astonishing X-Men.
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12:04AM on 05/25/2013
Why would Fox do this? Just as they started rebuilding goodwill toward the X-Men franchise they pull this shit.
Why would Fox do this? Just as they started rebuilding goodwill toward the X-Men franchise they pull this shit.
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11:45AM on 05/24/2013
I was actually hoping for an indication of same universe between The Avengers and X-Men universe. Too bad.
I was actually hoping for an indication of same universe between The Avengers and X-Men universe. Too bad.
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10:58AM on 05/24/2013
I think Singer deserves a slow clap for winning Asshole Of The Month with that tweet he sent out. I find it hard to believe that Quicksilver was ever in the script, and his inclusion only makes it worse for this already-overflowing bus of mutants. Plus, the fact that Singer's more focused on characters from "his timeline" instead of looking at this as a sequel to First Class really doesn't do much for my excitement. This would have been gold if Quicksilver was the bridge between both worlds,
I think Singer deserves a slow clap for winning Asshole Of The Month with that tweet he sent out. I find it hard to believe that Quicksilver was ever in the script, and his inclusion only makes it worse for this already-overflowing bus of mutants. Plus, the fact that Singer's more focused on characters from "his timeline" instead of looking at this as a sequel to First Class really doesn't do much for my excitement. This would have been gold if Quicksilver was the bridge between both worlds, hinting at a bigger universe, but sadly people are idiots and it looks like he'll be the one to close the gates on the possibility of the X-Men and The Avengers ever referencing each other.
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9:25AM on 05/24/2013
First class got people excited about the X Men again, but for me, bringing Singer back on board ruined that excitement. The first two X Men films were great, and of course The Usual Suspects is a classic, but everything since then has been downhill. Superman Returns and Jack The Giant Waste of Money are simply bad films. News like this is making it more and more likely that Days Of Future Past will join those two. If he's shoe horning in characters like this because the studio wants to "win"
First class got people excited about the X Men again, but for me, bringing Singer back on board ruined that excitement. The first two X Men films were great, and of course The Usual Suspects is a classic, but everything since then has been downhill. Superman Returns and Jack The Giant Waste of Money are simply bad films. News like this is making it more and more likely that Days Of Future Past will join those two. If he's shoe horning in characters like this because the studio wants to "win" over Marvel, what does that say about the strength of the story and Singer and his team's commitment to that story?

I don't think this film is going to succeed in the ways we all wish it would.
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11:31PM on 05/24/2013
This is why I hate FOX so much..
This is why I hate FOX so much..
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3:00PM on 05/24/2013
How blown out of proportions this is getting is ridiculous. And to say you're turned off to a film by some small politics going on is sad. EVERY film has bad politics going on behind the scenes! Call me old fashion but I like my movies that will be good movies on screen. Save all this BS for people with nothing better to worry about.
How blown out of proportions this is getting is ridiculous. And to say you're turned off to a film by some small politics going on is sad. EVERY film has bad politics going on behind the scenes! Call me old fashion but I like my movies that will be good movies on screen. Save all this BS for people with nothing better to worry about.
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8:33PM on 05/24/2013
Totally agree.

And all of us dont really know the real story behind this announcement. What if Fox, Singer, Kimberg and Vaughn who both worked togather on the script since last year, wanted Pietro and Wanda since January of 2012, some months later talked to Marvel about the idea of a shared universe and Marvel and Joss ended saying 'No' and now, some weeks ago, Joss confirms wanting Pietro and Wanda?

What if the story isnt like most haters think?
Totally agree.

And all of us dont really know the real story behind this announcement. What if Fox, Singer, Kimberg and Vaughn who both worked togather on the script since last year, wanted Pietro and Wanda since January of 2012, some months later talked to Marvel about the idea of a shared universe and Marvel and Joss ended saying 'No' and now, some weeks ago, Joss confirms wanting Pietro and Wanda?

What if the story isnt like most haters think?
10:23AM on 05/24/2013

Classless move by singer and fox

I was really excited to see DOFP as well, even more so since they announced Peter Dinklage would be the baddie. But this really has soured my excitement as well. I understand that fox is running a business in direct competition with marvel/disney but the way they should compete is by trying to make the best possible film they can. The cast of DOFP is already absurdly large so how much screen time can Quicksilver possibly get? I'd be willing to bet the house it'll be a miniscule part that non
I was really excited to see DOFP as well, even more so since they announced Peter Dinklage would be the baddie. But this really has soured my excitement as well. I understand that fox is running a business in direct competition with marvel/disney but the way they should compete is by trying to make the best possible film they can. The cast of DOFP is already absurdly large so how much screen time can Quicksilver possibly get? I'd be willing to bet the house it'll be a miniscule part that non comic fans will forget about almost immediately and this will in no way have a negative affect on the avengers 2 but DOFP is going to get a lot of bad press over this petty and envious act. I for one won't be seeing DOFP in theaters now and will wait for it on netflix. I know that may seem dumb to some but i'm a fanboy so when i watch a movie i want to be immersed in the world of that movie without distractions. To me this move is a blatant attempt to ruin that sense of immersion while you watch the avengers because they want you to see quicksilver in that movie and think of DOFP. It's classless, it's petty, and it's an all around low blow.
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9:46AM on 05/24/2013

This is Lame....

This is really lame, but what I was thinking about is that Marvel is opened by Disney now. Disney has a lot of money. Disney could possibly offer Fox the money for their rights back, so only Marvel would do Marvel movies going forward. Yes, I do realize that Sony has Spider-Man, but this would be a step in the right direction.
This is really lame, but what I was thinking about is that Marvel is opened by Disney now. Disney has a lot of money. Disney could possibly offer Fox the money for their rights back, so only Marvel would do Marvel movies going forward. Yes, I do realize that Sony has Spider-Man, but this would be a step in the right direction.
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9:24AM on 05/24/2013

$$$

The thing that pisses me off most about this whole ordeal is that Fox refuses to combine it's characters with Marvel franchised movies or vice versa. How amazing would it be to see Wolverine and Capt.America on the same screen kicking all kinds of ass? Or seeing Tony Stark having a conversation with Magneto? Thanks to both studios (moreso Fox it seems) that seems like it'll never happen. Goes to show that the almighty dollar and egos of some studio ex's wins again over what could possibly be a
The thing that pisses me off most about this whole ordeal is that Fox refuses to combine it's characters with Marvel franchised movies or vice versa. How amazing would it be to see Wolverine and Capt.America on the same screen kicking all kinds of ass? Or seeing Tony Stark having a conversation with Magneto? Thanks to both studios (moreso Fox it seems) that seems like it'll never happen. Goes to show that the almighty dollar and egos of some studio ex's wins again over what could possibly be a helluva (and ironically profitable) combination of characters and ideas for comic and movie fans alike.
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9:15AM on 05/24/2013

let the bridges BURN

Whedon is god, you guys are stupid, downvote this to hell. I'm stoked for both movies.
Whedon is god, you guys are stupid, downvote this to hell. I'm stoked for both movies.
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1:22AM on 05/25/2013

What is the problem?

Whedon doesn't have to hire Evan Peters to be Quicksilver in Avengers 2 but if filming has already begun on DOFP then it should be finished filming by the time filming on Avengers 2 starts. That means that Whedon would be free to hire Evan Peters to be Quicksilver in Avengers 2 if he wants to and Fox would have nothing to say in the matter.
Whedon doesn't have to hire Evan Peters to be Quicksilver in Avengers 2 but if filming has already begun on DOFP then it should be finished filming by the time filming on Avengers 2 starts. That means that Whedon would be free to hire Evan Peters to be Quicksilver in Avengers 2 if he wants to and Fox would have nothing to say in the matter.
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12:02PM on 05/26/2013
Hiring an actor to play a totally different version of the same character he played in another movie, is pretty much the worst idea in the long sad history of bad ideas. I don't think there was ever an issue with Evan Peters playing Quicksilver in Avengers 2.
Hiring an actor to play a totally different version of the same character he played in another movie, is pretty much the worst idea in the long sad history of bad ideas. I don't think there was ever an issue with Evan Peters playing Quicksilver in Avengers 2.
11:05PM on 05/24/2013

It could work...

....if DoFP uses him in a flashback sequence or a quick cameo. Once again, it's all just speculation @ this point so there's no real need to get pissed and/or nerd-rage just yet. I also take anything from unnamed sources w/ a grain of salt, especially on films that are nowhere near completion.
....if DoFP uses him in a flashback sequence or a quick cameo. Once again, it's all just speculation @ this point so there's no real need to get pissed and/or nerd-rage just yet. I also take anything from unnamed sources w/ a grain of salt, especially on films that are nowhere near completion.
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10:20AM on 05/25/2013
exactly. These haters believe every "scoop" they read on the net, lol

Who are Hitflix sources? someone inside Days of future Past production? the writer? a producer? an extra?

They probably dont have any idea about the actual role of Quicksilver on the movie, so I dont but
exactly. These haters believe every "scoop" they read on the net, lol

Who are Hitflix sources? someone inside Days of future Past production? the writer? a producer? an extra?

They probably dont have any idea about the actual role of Quicksilver on the movie, so I dont but
7:44PM on 05/24/2013
meh whatever
meh whatever
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3:07PM on 05/24/2013
DOFP feels so overloaded. Joss Whedon will probably do him more justice. But Hope Whedon will reconsider adding different characters.
DOFP feels so overloaded. Joss Whedon will probably do him more justice. But Hope Whedon will reconsider adding different characters.
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11:22AM on 05/24/2013
I've never been a quicksilver fan so the idea of Joss and Singer wanting him bores me. That aside, it would be amazing if these companies, Sony included, would combine that Marvel Universe on a neutral ego level. I know they won't, but it would be nice to see X-men with Spider-man or Avengers and such. One giant universe and they aren't even allowed to play together. This is stupid.
I've never been a quicksilver fan so the idea of Joss and Singer wanting him bores me. That aside, it would be amazing if these companies, Sony included, would combine that Marvel Universe on a neutral ego level. I know they won't, but it would be nice to see X-men with Spider-man or Avengers and such. One giant universe and they aren't even allowed to play together. This is stupid.
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11:59AM on 05/24/2013
I see it as a really lost opportnity for FOX & a real dick move their behalf, especislly knowing Whedon had announced that Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch will be in Avengers 2. It could have been a great thing to finally have the 2 studios bring such comic entities together, but oh well.
I see it as a really lost opportnity for FOX & a real dick move their behalf, especislly knowing Whedon had announced that Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch will be in Avengers 2. It could have been a great thing to finally have the 2 studios bring such comic entities together, but oh well.
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12:55PM on 05/29/2013

Why doesn't Singer

just use Northstar? Same powers basically
just use Northstar? Same powers basically
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12:11PM on 05/24/2013

I am rooting for Whedon's and Marvel's version of Quick and Scarlet...

Fox and Bryan can just go fuck themselves over and over...their movies are always cheesy to begin with..I like Hugh's as Wolvy ,Fassbender as Magneto and That short guy as Xavier, but i also want them to shift over to Marvel as soon as possible so we can get the real xmen movies we deserve
Fox and Bryan can just go fuck themselves over and over...their movies are always cheesy to begin with..I like Hugh's as Wolvy ,Fassbender as Magneto and That short guy as Xavier, but i also want them to shift over to Marvel as soon as possible so we can get the real xmen movies we deserve
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1:23AM on 05/25/2013
AMEN. ENOUGH SAID
AMEN. ENOUGH SAID
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10:04AM on 05/24/2013
I have no problem with Bryan Singer using Quiksilver, he is an X-Men character. The problem is with how many characters are already in this movie. Spiderman 3, and X-Men Last Stand had waaaaay to many characters portrayed, and the movies suffered. Hell, even Jurassic Park 3 just started stuffing every imaginable dinosaur in the movie, and it suffered. Keep it simple. My initial reaction is disappointment, because I thought First Class was onto something cool. Now it just seems overblown, with
I have no problem with Bryan Singer using Quiksilver, he is an X-Men character. The problem is with how many characters are already in this movie. Spiderman 3, and X-Men Last Stand had waaaaay to many characters portrayed, and the movies suffered. Hell, even Jurassic Park 3 just started stuffing every imaginable dinosaur in the movie, and it suffered. Keep it simple. My initial reaction is disappointment, because I thought First Class was onto something cool. Now it just seems overblown, with nothing more but glorified cameos for these characters.
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1:20AM on 05/25/2013

Whedon Will Use The Character Best!

I know Joss Whedon will hands down use the Quicksilver character best. While Singer just tacks on characters because of his EGO, Whedon actually gives a shit and knows his source material on the characters and how to use them in films which is why the Avengers has been the best Superhero team movie made. And was a great writer for Astonishing X-Men.
I know Joss Whedon will hands down use the Quicksilver character best. While Singer just tacks on characters because of his EGO, Whedon actually gives a shit and knows his source material on the characters and how to use them in films which is why the Avengers has been the best Superhero team movie made. And was a great writer for Astonishing X-Men.
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9:33PM on 05/24/2013
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1:48PM on 05/24/2013
If X-Men DOFP is bringing us a young Quicksilver, I'd imagine it's going to end up pretty different to what Whedon's planning - The Marvel cinematic universe has been mercifully short on angsty young versions of their heroes so far.
I've been dubious about DOFP since Singer was brought back on board to helm it - First Class was a cool film and it just seemed like a step backwards trying to force the fresh start to work with the older series' entries. It's really only the opportunity for the
If X-Men DOFP is bringing us a young Quicksilver, I'd imagine it's going to end up pretty different to what Whedon's planning - The Marvel cinematic universe has been mercifully short on angsty young versions of their heroes so far.
I've been dubious about DOFP since Singer was brought back on board to helm it - First Class was a cool film and it just seemed like a step backwards trying to force the fresh start to work with the older series' entries. It's really only the opportunity for the dark future/sentinels aspects that keep me hopeful that there's a decent movie in there somewhere. Still, with luck Singer'll surprise the hell out of everyone by creating a masterful work of genius that seamlessly fuses two disparate takes on the X-Men and gives a genuinely satisfying take on these popular characters. Tall order, though.
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5:00PM on 05/24/2013
whedon already said he was looking at a 19 year old actress for wanda, i imagine her twin brother would be the same
whedon already said he was looking at a 19 year old actress for wanda, i imagine her twin brother would be the same
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12:58PM on 05/24/2013
Outside of the Magneto connection, I think the X-Men license has as much rights to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as Spiderman has to the Kingpin. Both Qucksilver and Scarlet Witch have a much bigger presence and stronger history with the Avengers. As far as them being mutant goes. I think they can be born with their powers without anyone using the dreaded "M" word.
Outside of the Magneto connection, I think the X-Men license has as much rights to Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch as Spiderman has to the Kingpin. Both Qucksilver and Scarlet Witch have a much bigger presence and stronger history with the Avengers. As far as them being mutant goes. I think they can be born with their powers without anyone using the dreaded "M" word.
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10:18AM on 05/24/2013
Singer's move was obviously a knee-jerk reaction to Whedon's announcement, "inB4 Marvel!" sorta thing. I don't see the need to fight over such a secondary character. If you can't deal with mutants and Magneto, there's no real reason to use them. I guess he could have two siblings named Pietro and Wanda with strange powers... but I'm sure five minutes of thinking can allow him to come up with something else interesting to put in his script. And anyway... Fox have always been, and will always be,
Singer's move was obviously a knee-jerk reaction to Whedon's announcement, "inB4 Marvel!" sorta thing. I don't see the need to fight over such a secondary character. If you can't deal with mutants and Magneto, there's no real reason to use them. I guess he could have two siblings named Pietro and Wanda with strange powers... but I'm sure five minutes of thinking can allow him to come up with something else interesting to put in his script. And anyway... Fox have always been, and will always be, the Devil.
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10:16PM on 05/25/2013

WHAT DID I JUST TELL YOU?????????

I said this exact same thing when it was first announced that Joss was planning on using them in Avengers 2, even stating that they weren't allowed to call them "mutants" and would have to change their origins to exclude PAPA Magnus, because FOX owns all those rights. For the same reason Cap's shield had to be Vibranium instead of Adamantium. I said it first and was quickly told I was wrong. For all those who doubted me....SUCK IT!
I said this exact same thing when it was first announced that Joss was planning on using them in Avengers 2, even stating that they weren't allowed to call them "mutants" and would have to change their origins to exclude PAPA Magnus, because FOX owns all those rights. For the same reason Cap's shield had to be Vibranium instead of Adamantium. I said it first and was quickly told I was wrong. For all those who doubted me....SUCK IT!
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10:44AM on 05/24/2013
Yeah its bad the Quicksilver is going to be in both movies, and they won't be connected. I'm starting to think Whedon should scrap the brother and sister combo altogether.
Let SInger have them, he'll screw the movie up (like he we all know he will), and then Marvel/Disney should delve deep, very deep into their pockets and get back any franchises that should, and always have been with them from the start.
Yeah its bad the Quicksilver is going to be in both movies, and they won't be connected. I'm starting to think Whedon should scrap the brother and sister combo altogether.
Let SInger have them, he'll screw the movie up (like he we all know he will), and then Marvel/Disney should delve deep, very deep into their pockets and get back any franchises that should, and always have been with them from the start.
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12:29PM on 05/24/2013

Tidbit

The minute you used the word asshat I stopped caring about anything you had to say.
The minute you used the word asshat I stopped caring about anything you had to say.
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8:53AM on 05/24/2013
I'm excited for both films, but after reading this I have lost respect for Singer. He probably knew damn well that Whedon wanted to introduce Quicksilver into his own film, but decided to be a prick and steal the character for his own film first. I'm still hoping DOFP will be a good film considering Singer has already delivered us two really good X-Men films already, but not at the price of screwing over another directors movie and storyline.

Would love to hear what Whedon has to say about
I'm excited for both films, but after reading this I have lost respect for Singer. He probably knew damn well that Whedon wanted to introduce Quicksilver into his own film, but decided to be a prick and steal the character for his own film first. I'm still hoping DOFP will be a good film considering Singer has already delivered us two really good X-Men films already, but not at the price of screwing over another directors movie and storyline.

Would love to hear what Whedon has to say about all of this.
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