Everything We Know About Fox And Marvel’s War To Get Quicksilver In A Movie So Far

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quicksilver war joss whedon bryan singerSo today’s big story, hands-down, is that Quicksilver has ignited a war between Marvel and Fox. Out of all the characters the two either have dual ownership of or would want to use in a movie, who would have thought it would be Pietro Maximoff that set it off? Well if you’ve been under a rock today, Bryan Singer sent out a Tweet earlier today that said “Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thirlled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysofFuturePast as #Quicksilver.” That tweet has since been deleted and reposted minus the Avengers jab.

Oh you can tell there’s beef between Marvel and Fox now. Avengers may or may not have the silver speesdster now. The ball is in Whedon‘s court and if he wants to try to outdo Singer‘s interpretation. Some stories have come out over the course of the day to confirm that. I’m compiling them all together for you. First off, Drew McWeeny expanded on Singer‘s announcement and revealed some info on Quicksilver and some of what Marvel and Fox want to do with him. Some people thought Singer‘s announcement would mean Fox and Marvel would combine their universes by just sharing the character. While there wouldn’t be  a full-on crossover, it would be a gentle nod. Well that is not going to happen. According to McWeeny at HitFix:

This is not a situation where the two different companies are working together to try and create a sense of a larger shared world. In fact, if either of them could get the other to back off, they would. The thing is, Bryan Singer has designed a sequence that he feels only works with Quicksilver, and Joss Whedon feels that there is a pressing reason for Quicksilver to show up in “The Avengers 2,” and so what we’re going to see is a legally-negotiated stand-off in which we’ll get two totally different versions of one character. While they may act like things are amicable in public, HitFix sources say otherwise.

Singer is reportedly going to use Quicksilver for just one sequence. Marvel, on the other hand. reportedly have larger plans for the character (involving more than one movie) even though they can’t call him or his sister Wandamutants” or mention Magneto is their papa. Fox is clearly trying to flip off Marvel by using the character.

Days of Future Past already has 18 major mutant characters (counting both old/young Magnetos and Xaviers as four characters). Using Quicksilver for one simple sequence in an already packed cast seems to be an odd thing to go to war with Marvel for. This is the first time Fox and Marvel have clashed over a character. With the rumors of Marvel being tough during the negotiatons with the Avengers cast, one can only imagine what this does to their relationship with Fox.

Borys Kit, writer for The Hollywood Reporter, adds some new info on what Marvel and Fox can and can’t do. In a series of tweets he reveals that he has heard Fox can use the names “Quicksilver” and “Scarlet Witch” but Marvel can only use the names “Pietro” and “Wanda.” He also agrees with most of the other commentators on the story saying “to insert the character so late in the game is Fox’s way of asserting the character and a dig at Marvel.Days of Future Past has been filming for several weeks. Most of the cast announcements came before principal photography. Whether or not Singer had originally intended to use Quicksilver, the timing makes it seem like a deliberate shot at Marvel and Joss Whedon.

And in today’s Quicksilver uproar, Rob Liefeld turned out to be the voice of reason. The writer and artist shared some of his insights on what Fox is doing. As a big player in the X-Men universe, Liefeld has some real inside information on what’s going on regarding those films. Here’s all he had to say:

 

 

 

 

 

Now Marvel could do a quick post credits scene involving Pietro Maximoff to beat Fox to the punch or even throw him in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I don’t think it will come to that, but if things take an even bigger turn for the worse it could happen. So there you go. Here’s everything regarding the first day of Marvel and Fox‘s war for Quicksilver. I’m sure there will be more as we get closer to each movie’s release dates. Just from all of today’s info, whose side are you on? What do you think about the whole situation?

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