Some very interesting news has just landed as director Bryan Singer has revealed, via his Twitter feed, that “American Horror Story” star Evan Peters has joined the cast of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past in the role of Magneto’s son, Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver. The news arrives in the wake of confirmation from Joss Whedon that Quicksilver and his sister, Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, both have roles in his script for Marvel’s The Avengers 2.
“Before he was an #Avenger,” Singer writes, “he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”
The news also arrives following confirmation this morning that Saoirse Ronan is interested in taking on the Scarlet Witch role in Marvel’s The Avengers 2. The actress is said to be the “model” for Whedon’s iteration of the character.
“We both have them,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told SuperHeroHype of the character rights last summer. “There’s a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with ‘Avengers,’ but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto’s relatives, but cannot have anything to do with ‘The Avengers.'”
An all new Riddick is set to hit theaters in September – but is it really all new? This trailer seems to overtly conjure images from the movie Pitch Black. So are we really getting an all new Riddick, or are they just rehashing the original story? Or is this an attempt to bring the franchise back to what Riddick is at his core? Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments!