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Biz Break: Quicksilver Has Been Cast...In 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' And Superman Wants To Hang With Batman.

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | May 24, 2013 | Comments ()


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If you recall, Cindy told us that Joss Whedon intends to have Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers 2. Now comes word that "American Horror Story"'s Evan Peters has been cast as Magneto's son Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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This is a big deal, kids. You see, X-Men are still under the control of Fox and The Avengers are Marvel/Disney. This means that the Quicksilver in X-Men doesn't get to mention his Avengers fun and the Quicksilver in Avengers 2 doesn't get to talk about daddy issues, as Magneto is all Fox. This also means that we could have two sets of Magneto's twin mutants in two different movies, played by two sets of actors. X-Men: Days of Future Past would seem to have the upper hand here, opening a year before Avengers 2. JUICY NERD SCANDAL!

Poltergeist is getting a remake, but the kind of remake where a studio uses the name and nostalgia of the original to make a sequel. So. It's a sequel with completely different characters, but it also has some stuff from the original. Like that f*cking clown and the scary tree. So. It's a remake?

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Anyway, the plot follows Eric Bowen and his family as they move to another town after he loses his job. (How do people move into these new houses after they lose a job? I mean, we can't move and we have jobs. How does that work?) Amy, Eric's wife, can communicate with the dead. They have a daughter named Madison that is abducted by the creepies in the house. They also have a son, Griffin, and another daughter, Kendra. I'm most concerned by the way that, I assume, they will solve the problem of televisions not having static for demons to live in anymore. (HINT: Lack of continuity from the original and closets!)

Our old friend Human Centipede is crawling slowly, ass-to-mouth, toward movie screens again. The utterly insane Tom Six will be rolling out Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence sometime in 2014. Rumor has it that this time prison inmates get to learn the joys of sharing an intestinal tract. Wheeee!

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The Netflix original series "Hemlock Grove" will likely be getting a second season. I watched all of the episodes as fast as I could, both for the (checks to be sure he's over 18...) sexy Landon Liboiron and for some resolution to the insane plot lines. I never really got my resolution. I got more questions than answers and most of the answers were less than satisfactory. Still, I consider the marathon watch a win.

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Last of all, in more nerd-baiting news, Man of Steel's Henry Cavill mentioned that he would like to see a Superman and Batman team-up movie. Wouldn't that just be a wet dream for fans and Warner Bros.? YES. Yes it would.

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Speaking of, um, dreams...

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  • Well Quicksilver is in xmen though only for one scene and they haven't mentioned the scarlet witch

  • Irina

    That last gif is melting my panties what have you done?!!

  • Bless the God of Movie Remakes for dictating that Superman's new outfit look like it was literally just painted on him.

    BLESSED BE.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I keep wondering how much of his costume is preexisting foam shaping. There's no denying he's superfit/cut but to make it show through like that...?

  • DoctorDouchebag

    No No No No No No No No!!!!!!

    Why won't this thing die? Look I know i'm a coward, I know i'm squeamish and believe me it wasn't easy getting through med school being like this, but there is a limit and the motherfucking centipede is it. Hell, it's so far past the limit that it is drinking shots with A Serbian Film.

  • Snath

    The really important, burning question is whether both Quicksilvers will have stealthy attacks that don't cause Enrage when attacking Bruisers.

  • That Batman vs Superman gif gave me a raging Bat-boner. Surely someone at Warner Bros. can see that a Batman/Superman team up movie would destroy the box office. I'm talking the Friday it opens is deemed a national holiday so everyone can get off work to see it event.

  • Wembley

    Except...The Batman can only keep up with (or beat) Supes because he is 'The World's Greatest Detective'. He's a genius with amazing foresight and reasoning skills to prepare for nearly any outcome. And in situations he wasn't able to anticipate he possesses the tactical and strategic acumen to turn things around and handle the situation.

    Movie Batman doesn't do any of that. He's frequently, habitually blind-sided by events. His gear is self-made, it is produced by Wayne Industries most forgetful or oblivious scientists. His tactics are frequently to punch harder than the other guy. Sadly, that is Superman's bailiwick.

    So, aside from the gravelly voice and glum, goth demeanor to attract women, what does he really bring to a team-up?

  • I guess it depends on what happens in Man of Steel. It looks like something they will focus on is people's distrust of Superman's power. I can see bringing in Batman after the events of Man of Steel and have him be skeptical of Superman's overwhelming power and annoyed by his 'boy scout' image/demeanor.

    To address the fact that Superman could rip Batman apart in half a second, you would probably have to go the kryptonite route. I think it was in "Hush" that Superman gave Batman a small amount of kryptonite just in case something happened. If Man of Steel doesn't introduce kryptonite I think it would be cool if Batman used his detective stills to either find or create kryptonite on his own, just in case Superman lost it.

  • Wembley

    That would be a great way to go. People afraid of Superman. The military's "Capability = Intentions" line of thinking. If it were an animated movie.

    But the live-action universe version(s) of Batman are not up to the task. Not so far.

  • Robert

    Let's run down The Human Centipede series so far. The first one is a pretty darn effective horror film that only spends the second half on the actual surgery and transformation. The first 15 minutes are beyond stupid (it's amazing that, when the girls get caught in a rain storm, they don't open their mouths and drown judging by their actions before the storm), but what follows is pretty damn impressive considering the conceit. It's a mad scientist film from the perspective of the victim of the experiment.

    The second one is really beautiful. We're talking Val Lewton levels of artistic black and white cinematography. The story and the subject matter is offensive, poorly written, and just dedicated to showing humans suffering as a giant troll against the critics. This is the film that people assumed the first one was and Tom Six used it as an excuse to say "you mad, bro?" for 90 minutes.

    The third one terrifies me. Are we getting sincere Tom Six actually trying to make a disturbing psychological horror or are we getting 4Chan Tom Six playing for the memes? I'll watch it because I'm a masochistic completest when it comes to bad horror series but I probably won't like it.

  • Mrs. Julien

    Thunderbolt! You know how Tom Hanks is kind of his generation's Jimmy Stewart and George Clooney is kind of Clark Gable or Cary Grant or whatever? Is Henry Cavill the new Rock Hudson? Really, really good-looking and getting work because of it and he seems to be a really nice guy in interviews, but maybe not possessing much by way of presence or ability despite the aforementioned genetic gifts?

  • Maguita NYC

    Maybe his role as a contained super humanoid will liberate him from the confines of generic hotness.

    I like the guy quite much, and his interviews so far have endeared him to the public. Let's hope beyond the hairy hotness lies a quiet deep artistic nature that pulls you in, and makes his showing as Superman more than respectable.

    Not sure I could wait any longer for this damn movie to be out already. Need to see for myself if Henry was worth all those pantie twisting, and embarrassing hyperventilating.

  • Jerce

    1) Up to this point I have successfully lived my life in total avoidance of all--ALL--the X-Men movies. But now...Evan Peters...I may have to break my streak.

    2) That photo of Evan Peters is my new desktop image. Thank you so much.

  • cruzzercruz

    Marvel will have older versions of the twins, written organically into the plot as two of the few additions to the cast. Fox will have ONLY Quicksilver, albeit with his (butchered) origins, as an extended cameo written around one major action sequence.

    So we'll have one movie with actual characters and one with a guy reminiscent of one among the umpteen million other glorified cameos in a patchwork quilt of nonsense.

    *Not to mention the fact that a year after Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were created for X-Men, they were already Avengers. Their origin with Magneto was added later. Their time as Avengers is just as important as the whole daddy issue mutant thing.

  • BWeaves

    So Human Centipede is finally going to end up where it belongs. In prison.

  • Quatermain

    I wonder who is going to draw the short straw and have to review that one.

  • Maguita NYC

    TK will fight anyone incisors and claws for that short straw.

  • Mrs. Julien

    [golf clap]

  • Superasente

    I'm starting to confuse my excitement for The Man Of Steel for sexual attraction for Henry Cavaill. I better go watch Immortals again and sort this shit out.

  • Mrs. Julien

    See now, I am invulnerable to him in full Man of Steel mode. Scruffy Clark Kent mode however...

  • superasente

    Mmmm...sandwiches...

  • BlackRabbit

    I'm slightly irked by the names in that Poltergeist remake. "Griffin" and "Madison"?

  • Pinky McLadybits

    Trust, while typing those names out I rolled my eyes so far back into my head that I have contact lenses stuck in my akljhf;ljkgn agmn;agn.

  • DataAngel

    Just be glad it's not Gryphyn and Madyzsun.

  • BWeaves

    ". . . twin mutants in two different movies, played by two sets of actors."

    Kinda like Spiderman, or Superman, or James Bond, or the Doctor, or Truman Capote?

  • God of Bal Sagoth

    Actually, worse than that -- the Marvel version can't be a mutant, because Fox holds all the rights to the Marvel Universe mutant stories, and can't reference Magneto. So it'll be a character with the same name and same powers, but completely different background. That won't be confusing at all.

  • Robert

    Not sure about the down vote since Warner Bros. cannot use the mutant references or Magneto the same way the Fox films can't mention The Avengers. It's part of the deal with Marvel.

  • God of Bal Sagoth

    I've said it once and I'll say it again - people will downvote anything. I mean, damn.

  • chanohack

    I often upvote things I normally would not if I feel they have been unfairly/inexplicably downvoted. It makes me feel sort of like Robin Hood, taking power from the trolls and giving it back to the people, righting what tiny wrongs I can on the internets.

  • Pinky McLadybits

    I'm fairly certain one lonely, piss-scented asshole gleefully downvotes everything in a thread and giggles hoarsely to themselves whilst signaling their Mom that they are indeed ready for that Taco Bell run now.

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