June 1, 2013
Evan Peters Cast As Quicksilver In X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST And Saoirse Ronan Comments On Scarlet Witch (AVENGERS 2)
Director Bryan Singer has announced on Twitter that he's cast Evan Peters (American Horror Story, Kick-Ass) as Quicksilver in X-Men Days of Future Past. Joss Whedon recently confirmed plans to add Scarlet and Quicksilver in the Avengers sequel. No word if Peters will also play the role in Avengers 2 but he seems to be the right age for the part. Since Marvel was looking to cast Saoirse Ronan as Scarlet Witch having Peters playing her brother would make sense. Some believe this is Fox throwing down the gauntlet by having the character first appear in their film. However, it's quite possible Marvel and Fox are playing nice allowing the actors to play the characters in both franchises.
Also, Saoirse Ronan commented on the talk of Marvel being keen on her taking the role (using her as the blueprint for casting) of Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2. She knows about the rumors and is open to the role. Ronan had been in the running for the major female role in The Hobbit trilogy and was a powerhouse in Hanna with her stunning action sequences.