Whedon first teased the possibility of using twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in his follow-up to "The Avengers" back in April, confirming the news earlier this month. At the time, there was some speculation that the duo could theoretically also pop up in "Days of Future Past," since both Fox and Disney own the rights to the villains-turned-heroes. Now, Singer's announcement on Twitter Thursday that Evan Peters ("Kick Ass") has been cast to play the superfast Quicksilver has turned that probability into a certainty.
Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are the children of "X-Men" villain Magneto, and first appear in the Marvel universe as antagonists before joining forces with the Avengers. Judging by their presence in "Days of Future Past," Singer's looking to focus on their early, evil days.
Not only will Singer be first in getting his version of the twins into multiplexes -- "Days" debuts July 14, 2014, while "The Avengers 2" isn't due until May 1, 2015 -- but he's also beaten Whedon to the punch in casting. While Peters is a lock for "Days," there's been no confirmation on who will play either of the twins in "Avengers 2," aside from some recent reports that Whedon has based his characterization of Scarlet Witch on Irish actress Saoirse Ronan.
For her part, Ronan would be happy to join the "Avengers" team, telling The Mary Sue she would take the part if offered.
"I love Joss and I love those films, and I love his handle on them and how he portrayed these kinds of superheroes," she said. "I think it's very different from what anyone else has done. So yeah, I'd love to be in it."
[via Twitter and ScreenCrush]