Friday, May 24, 2013

Quicksilver Cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past! (Will Cause Problems for Avengers 2?)

Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox are going to cause problems in the Marvel Universe. 

Well, before I get into the big legal problems that are sure to arise. Bryan Singer announced through twitter that actor Evan Peters (Kick Ass, American Horror Story) has been cast as Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now commence how this causes a lot of problems. 

Where to begin? Hmmm. Lets start with Marvel Studios announced that in the current script for The Avengers 2, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were going to be joining the cast. Thats cool and all, but they problems were they are Magneto's kids and thats were it gets legal fuzzy. 

20th Century Fox owns the rights to X-Men and it's catalog of mutants. That includes Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) and Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff) kids to non other than Magneto himself. So Marvel Studios, owned by Disney, have their legal hands full of how to get this scenario to work. Well, reports are saying Marvel could use the two characters as along as they don't say who they are kids of or they are "mutants". Yes Fox has the rights to "mutants". 

Does Marvel and Fox have an agreement to use the characters 2 separate films? Or did Fox just pull this out of nowhere to really stick it Marvel about stealing two of their characters? You don't see Captain America aka Steve Rodgers showing up in The Wolverine without the Stars and Stripes. 

Apparently more reports are coming in saying that Marvel can indeed use the characters, but not the mutant names, but can use, Piertro and Wanda, their real names. That makes sense but sucks for fanboys seeing these characters in separate universes a year apart. They could somehow down the road merge the universes into a super marvel cinematic universe. 

HitFix reports "we're going to see is a legally-negotiated stand-off in which we'll get two totally different versions of one character. While (Fox and Marvel) may act like things are amicable in public, HitFix sources say otherwise." They add, "The way the arrangement works, Marvel Studios cannot refer to the character as a 'mutant,' and they can't mention Magneto at all. Likewise, Fox can't make any reference to The Avengers in their film.  That means they'll have to either explain his powers in a different way in The Avengers 2, or they'll just have to make no mention of his origin at all."

More info to come in due time when this all gets figured out

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