Which Came First: The Avenger or The X-Man?

avengers-2-scarlet-witch-quicksilverIt’s handbags at dawn for Marvel & Fox! Seriously, how pathetic does this look? It’s not even funny now. Just after Joss Whedon hummed, hahhed and then confirmed his plans to include Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers Assemble 2, X-Men: Days Of Future Past‘s Bryan Singer has jumped in with the following tweet: “Before he was an #Avenger, he was just a REALLY fast kid. Thrilled to say #EvanPeters is joining #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast as #Quicksilver.”

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Fiege had previously discussed how the Marvel universe was currently laid out on film, saying that as both Marvel/Disney and 20th Century Fox have a claim to the brother/sister pair due to them being both long serving Avengers AND the mutant offspring of the X-Men’s iconic nemesis Magneto, and that it opened the way for two very distinct approaches.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past is due in cinemas 2014, and Avengers Assemble 2 in 2015, so Singer has thrown the (Infinity?) gauntlet squarely in Whedon’s face. Whilst fans shouldn’t be throwing themselves of buildings in confusion, I haven’t seen this scenario since Moore and Connery had Bond films out at the same time.

There’s always the fan-dream possibility that some sort of cross-over agreement between the two studios will happend – although I personally think that Peters looks more at home in “Brotherhood of Mutants 90210” than as part of Whedon’s Avengers line-up.

I tend to take the view that the “before he was an Avenger” comment is a little beneath Singer…before he made X-Men: First Class he made Superman Returns.

Source: Coming Soon
Reporter: SilverFox

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