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Evan Peters to Play Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19:  Actor Evan Peters of the film "Adult World" attends the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 portrait studio on April 19, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Last month, we excitedly told you that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch might be appearing in The Avengers 2. Well, Bryan Singer has tweeted that the character of Quicksilver will actually be in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and he will be played by Evan Peters (Kick-Ass). See Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were Magneto’s children before they went on to join the Avengers, so they are free to be used in both the Fox-owned X-Men and the Disney-owned Avengers movies. Was adding Quicksilver and intentional "fuck you" to Joss Whedon or just some nerd-director gamesmanship? We guess we won’t know for sure until the two battle to the death at Comic-Con 2014.

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images