So we have possibly been hit with one of the largest conundrums to hit the Marvel Universe and the superhero film genre in a while, with the unveiling of the character ‘Quicksilver’ being used in both the two next huge superhero films, 2014′s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and 2015′s ‘The Avengers 2′.
No this may sound very straightforward, another character added to Bryan Singers already epic cast for ‘Days of Future Past’ while also being put into draft scripts for Joss Whedons 2015 sequel ‘The Avengers 2′. Both films are about superheroes, and both are Marvel properties and both X-Men and The Avengers do interlink several times in the comic books, but this has always seemed to be hard to be put in place in real, or fictional, life, with 20th Century Fox owning X-Men and the mutants that go with it, and Disney owning the rest of the Marvel superheroes practically.
This means that technically Quicksilver could only ever appear in one or the other, just like every other hero so far shown in cinemas, it’s the same story with Sony owning Spider-Man. But the reason Quicksilver poses a conundrum is that Quicksilver is both Magnetos son, and also a mutant, thus Fox own him, while also being seen as a normal superhero in ‘The Avengers’, therefore Disney could also use him. These makes it all very complicated but gives us two ideas. One is that Fox and Disney get along better than we think and are actually creating a crossover between ‘X-Men’ and ‘The Avengers’ and thus will also be creating economic gold, and an awesome piece of film. This is actually well supported, with Bryan Singer unveiling his casting of Evan Peters with a tweet saying how before he was an Avenger, he was an X-Men, therefore could he be in both films? With ‘Days Of Future Past’ using time travel, is it possible that Quicksilver will be in a future world, after being in The Avengers? I’m not sure yet and wont be for a while. The Second idea, and more probable idea is that Fox wants Quicksilver for their own, and as such have cast and put him in the film before ‘The Avengers 2′ has even started production, which the new X-Men is about a month into. But although this is possibly the most likely idea, there is the thought that Singer would have to completely ruin Whedons script and ideas for his film so far. Personally I doubt Singer would want to do this ,with both being comic book fans and great superhero film directors, plus friends. For me then my favourited ideas is the crossover no matter how impossible. I just Fox and Disney do secretly get on more than we ever thought possible.
While we are on the topic of Quicksilver there has also been rumours that Saoirse Ronan may be cast as his twin sister, and someone also linked to Whedons script the Scarlett Witch, another original Avenger and possibly crossover link. Also it shows how these two siblings will be depicted as possibly younger characters then we ever thought with Ronan and Peter both young and not the 30-odd age we would expect for these characters.