Evan Peters played Quicksilver in three different X-Men movies released by Fox, so it’s more than a bit interesting that he reportedly has joined the cast of Wandavision. The upcoming Disney+ original series, due to be released later this year, stars Elizabeth Olsen as the Wanda Maximoff and Paul Betany as Vision.
The news was first reported by journalist Charles Murphy, who added that Peters has already filmed his scenes. It’s tempting to assume that Peters will be reprising his role in the MCU for several reasons.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who played Quicksilver in Captain America: Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, isn’t planning on playing the character any time soon. That means there is an opportunity to recast the role and that Peters would be a natural choice because, well, he’s done it before.
It would make sense for Quicksilver to appear in a series with his sister Wanda, and given that their father is X-Men leader Magneto, his appearance could start the avalanche that brings Wolverine and the rest of the gang into the MCU once an for all now that the Fox-Disney merger has made such a thing possible.
Quicksilver made his first comic book appearance in 1964’s The X-Men #4 but has also been regularly featured in The Avengers series. So in addition to the family connection, he also makes sense as a first character to cross over because he’s been a bridge between the X-Men and the Avengers before.
But alas, we just don’t yet know if that’s what’s happening. It’s also quite possible that Peters has leveraged his chops playing villains on American Horror Story into a role as a bad guy in WandaVision.
Or it could be something entirely different. We’ll just have to wait and see.