It’s On. Marvel Vs. Fox As Both Avengers 2 And Days Of Future Past Will Feature Quicksilver

I had been waiting for this.

Bryan Singer announced tonight, through his Twitter account, that the character of Quicksilver will be appearing in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. It’s undoubtedly the biggest film news break of the day.

So why is this such a big deal? Because both Marvel and Fox have the rights to use certain characters in their Marvel comics movies, and amongst them are the brother-sister team of The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Not only were these members of The Avengers, they’re also Magneto’s kids – crossing between the two “story sets,” they wound up being both Marvel Studios and Fox movie options.

We’d recently learned that Quicksilver will be appearing in Joss Whedon’s next Avengers film, alongside his sister. It almost reads like a declaration of war to hear he’s also going to turn up in Fox’s next X-Men picture. Will we soon hear that The Scarlet Witch is in too?

There may have been an outside chance, I suppose, that Marvel and Fox would collude to create shared interpretations of the characters, but Singer’s tweet seems to put paid to that. If he’s “a REALLY fast kid” in the 70s, I don’t know how he’d be Joss Whedon’s planned 20-something.

So, there we go. How exciting. I’m sure many of you are going to take sides – and I bet I can guess which team proves the most popular – but I promise you this, I’m impartial.

Here, incidentally, is Evan Peters. I can see how he could be Michael Fassbender’s kid.

evan peters

I do hope he hasn’t just been thrown in as a corporate rivalry afterthought. Tell us it ain’t so, Mr. Singer.

Is Rachel Talalay On The List Of Potential Captain Marvel Directors?

Bleeding Cool’s Swag Shots Of San Diego Comic-Con 2016

For Fans, Faith in Marvel’s Movie Brand Overcomes Doubt About The Doctor Strange Trailer

XO_048_VARIANT_DAVILA

Divinity Vs Divinity, 4001 AD Continues And X-O Manowar Moving Closer To The End

DCSecretOrigin

“30 Years To Become An Overnight Success” DC: My Secret Origin Or How I Got Into Comics Panel At SDCC

LumberjanesEisner

More Diverse Comics: Trends In Kid’s Graphic Novels At San Diego Central Library

RAIDERSboxart

Raiders! Fan Film Goes On Tour to Answer Questions About The Shot-by-Shot Adventure

GKALliance04-Cov-A-MASSAFERA-e210b

Phil Hester Tried To Get Dagar The Invincible Into Gold Key Alliance

IMG_1041

Converting Pop Culture Fans Into Comic Book Fans: So You Want To Be A Comics Retailer SDCC Panel

GalleryComics_V_1920x1080_20160700_CLNRM_Cv10_PreviewsR1_574739f70062e9.08321675

“Chloe Clim Clam” Catching Up On Clean Room Issues #8-10