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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 Smith | Industry | May 24, 2013 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | May 24, 2013 |

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.


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?


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!


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.


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.


Speaking of, um, dreams…



Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

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