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Scarlet Witch Out, Xavier In For X-Men:DOFP

For those of you who are still shaking your fist at the sky over the events in X-Men III, we have some good news about Days of Future Past!

For fans of Scarlet Witch, we have some bad news.

Want to know the details? Head under the cut!

According to Director Bryan Singer, we may be seeing more not-1960s Xavier than his death would suggest. How? Check out this quote from the article at Superhero Hype:

Having said he was disappointed he couldn’t bring Cyclops back for the film, he revealed that he could justify the return of Xavier because “he transferred his consciousness and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness.”

Ahh, the old “body is gone but the mind is still there” death-averter. Crafty, Singer. It’ll be nice having Professor X back (in some capacity) for the new films, particularly because his return was suggested at the end of X-Men III but never given real conclusive closure– until now, apparently.

We’ve already gotten confirmation that Quicksilver will definitely be in the upcoming movie, but that begs the question: “where is the Scarlet Witch?” Well, apparently she’s not going to be in DOFP, and potentially not in the X-Men franchise in the foreseeable future.

Singer first revealed that the Scarlet Witch will not be present in the film, seemingly making Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, an only child.

Considering that Quicksilver is usually so closely tied with the Scarlet Witch (seldom do you hear them not mentioned in the same breath) it will be interesting to see how that changes his character. Furthermore, if his iteration is substantially different in X-Men compared to his appearance in the upcoming  Avengers sequel.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will open in theaters on May 23, 2014.

(via Superhero Hype)

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  • Adrian

    I don’t want SC/QS in the X-Men movies if it in ANY WAY endangers their appearance in Avengers 2 and the MCU. Even if Sony and Disney agree to play nice and share Quicksilver across two film canons, we’ll still have two different Quicksilvers. It happens in comics all the time but can that work in film?

    And has ANYONE thought how Quicksilver might feel about this?? Has anyone bothered to ask him??

  • CommentsSectionsAreDumb

    Why couldn’t he bring back Cyclops. Didn’t he just disappear misteriously?

  • Anonymous

    The stinger for the Wolverine pretty well confirmed Xavier’s presence, and did most of the work of explaining his survival.

  • Anonymous

    All indications are that he was atomized by Jean, and without handy telepathy to transfer his consciousness into the comatose body of his here-to-fore unmentioned twin brother, well…

  • Anonymous

    Well, there goes that spoiler…

  • DarthBetty

    I’m happy (or I would be happy) if they had decided to leave out the QS and SW entirely, but seriously just taking SW out the family? To what end would that serve? Too many female characters already?
    Though at first elated at this news because it may give better attention to the possibility of Whedon SW, I still cannot help but be butthurt that QS is staying.

  • Aeryl

    Indications but no proof. They could’ve easily said “No, Jean didn’t kill Scott, she just…..put him in a coma or something”

    I’d rather have Scott than Quicksilver, which really just feels like an attempt to one-up the Avengers sequel, especially as they are ignoring Wanda.

  • Anonymous

    …does it count as a spoiler if we all knew that just from the poster of Patrick Stewart as Xavier?

    I’ll put a spoiler warning on my post.

  • Aeryl

    My opinion is that Singer doesn’t know how to craft an ensemble movie.

    Instead of putting the characters first, and then designing action set pieces around their abilities, Singer instead has already designed the action set pieces, and is just looking for mutants to fill them.

    He needs someone speedy(and FOX can’t let Marvel upstage them) so they went with Pietro over the multitude of other speedy mutants.

  • DarthBetty

    This is true. He seems to “craft” a thin main plot, and then tries to fill in the rest of the film with random character feelings. He reminds me of my cousin that would try to make my Star Trek action figures kiss her Barbies, and I was like “That’s not accurate. This would never happen.”

  • Pepper

    Not having Scarlet Witch just increases my fear that they’re cramming in Quicksilver for no good reason. I can’t decide what’s worse, developing him and his relationship with Magneto WITHOUT Wanda or sticking him in because “oh we totally needed a speedster for this action bit but that’s all”.

  • Anonymous

    I know he’s in X-Men: DoFP, but I don’t know in what way or in what timeline or period. I also didn’t know that he factored in at all in the Wolverine. I had heard there was a stinger, but I didn’t know about what, except people were excited about it. :/

  • Anonymous

    Sorry. (also, the stinger pretty much tries to be a Marvel Tie-In stinger, but doesn’t quite get there…)

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather see Scott, too, and I’m sure they could come up with a retcon of any kind, but Xavier’s pretty certain when he says, “Look what happened to Scott. You killed the man you loved because you couldn’t control it!” and Phoenix proceeds to freak the hell out. Likewise, any earlier mention of Scott causes Jean to freak out, which is way more logical than if she quasi-injured him.

    I suppose you could explain that Phoenix incapacitated Scott in some way that he was unreachable to Xavier’s mind probes, or that Xavier assumed but didn’t know for certain that Jean had killed Scott after he sensed whatever was happening at Alkali Lake, but…

    I would probably aim more around displaced psyche without a body syndrome (ala Emma Frost) as a work around.

  • CommentsSectionsAreDumb

    Or, “He moved to Metropolis and stole Superman’s girl.”

  • Anonymous

    Or he went back in time to host the Corny Collins Show. DOFP!

  • CommentsSectionsAreDumb

    I don’t remember any of that having only seen the movie one too many times. I just remember telling myself, “Man that sucked, I’m choosing to believe that the real Jean is in a cocoon at the bottom of that lake.” It worked once before.

  • Emily Rence

    “particularly because his return was suggested at the end of X-Men III but never given real conclusive closure– until now, apparently.”

    I would argue that anyone who saw The Wolverine definitely got an answer to this a while ago. I won’t spoil it for anyone, but if you saw the movie and stayed during the credits you know what I’m talking about. :)

  • Alyson L

    I think Whedon said they won’t be crossing the actors for Quicksilver between the two worlds. He will have both QS/SW and has already cast Aaron Taylor-Johnson (according to imdb). But both actors are from Kickass…

    I don’t like the idea of Quicksilver without Scarlet Witch. It’s like casting only one of the Wonder Twins. Of course they had Quicksilver in Wolverine Origins (he was one of the captured mutants) but no sign of Scarlett Witch.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I don’t think they will develop anything about him. From what I understand, DOFP is like a war movie: a lot of characters but most of them only there for one scene or two. Remember how small Ralph Fiennes’ part was in the Hurt Locker. And he’s Ralph Fiennes, not Evan Peters. I really don’t see Quicksilver establishing a meaningful relationship with anybody.

  • Anonymous

    Is it possible Cyclops isn’t back because they just couldn’t get a hold of his actor? I don’t know if Marsden is doing anything these days though.

  • Anonymous

    I can deal with it if they imply he has a sister that was separated at birth or something, but if they flat out say Magneto only had one kid, I’ll be pissed. And while I am really looking forward to the movie and hope it’s good (they finally have my boys Bishop and Warpath!), if they JUST needed a speedster mutant, they could have easily used Northstar or Surge or something.

  • Anonymous

    You mean a second cocoon? ;)

  • Aeryl

    I think they are putting him in there, without even mentioning the Magneto connection, THAT’S how bad I think they are going to screw this up.

  • Aeryl

    I remember hearing Marsden was willing, they just couldn’t/wouldn’t work it.

  • Mandy

    Wasn’t there at least two different stingers for the Wolverine? I’m pretty sure mine was just Deadpool post credits and nothing with Xaiver.

  • totz the plaid

    SPOILERS FOR “The Wolverine” AHEAD!





    In the bonus scene, Professor X and a re-powered Magneto already appeared to Wolverine in person at an airport.




  • Anonymous

    That was for Wolverine: Origins, the previous film.

  • Anonymous

    In all fairness, even the comics took their sweet little time to mention the connection. There’s a reason why Whedon thinks adding him and his sister to the Avengers is a good idea, even if I don’t agree with him.

  • Aeryl

    I can accept ignoring the Magneto connection in a movie without Magneto.

    If you’re going to put them(him) in XMen, you should at least mention it.

  • Fisty

    I’m glad Whedon has his chance to do the first Scarlet Witch most of the world will see that isn’t tainted by the non-Marvel studios team. I’m also upset because it seems like if they’re already shooting many scenes, it’s a bit late to just removed a character & related story arc. Very weird.

  • Anonymous

    My point is that Marvel Comics had Magneto and did not reveal the connection right away. In fact, both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch served under Magneto in the Brotherhood without anyone knowing they were related. If they wait for a sequel with Scarlet Witch to reveal the connection, it would be faithful to the comics.

  • Aeryl

    My understanding(and I could be wrong) is that’s because it wasn’t decided until later to make them Magneto’s children for DRAMA.

    That’s not the case now.

  • chrissypants

    LMAO! Perfect video!

  • Anonymous

    We don’t even know if they took that decision so it’s a little early to say if they did it for drama or not. It’s also possible that they use the excuse of the delay in the comics to delay the revelation in the films so that they could deal with Magneto’s fatherhood properly, as opposed to rushing it.
    What I’m saying is, I keep my mind open. They didn’t necessarily paint themselves in a corner yet and I could still love or hate what they do with the character.

  • Brittany K

    …Shouldn’t it kind of be taken for granted that an article about a sequel could potentially have spoilers for its predecessors in the comments though?

  • Brittany K

    I still can’t help feeling like Quicksilver was just shoehorned into DoFP last minute after Whedon had announced he was putting Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in Avengers 2, but who knows?

  • Anonymous

    Not when one of its predecessors just opened in theaters last week…

    If I haven’t seen X-Men: The Last Stand or First Class, both of which are direct predecessors to X-Men: Days of Future Past, then it’s definitely one me. But The Wolverine? JUST came out.

  • Nick Gaston

    What, they have time travel, the actions of a immensely powerful telepath and a godlike
    telekinetic, and a comic book movie setting with a rich history…and they STILL can’t
    figure out how to bring a character back from the dead?

    I think that’s the only thing that’d be lazier than just having Scott walk in off stage left and say “I got better, somehow.”

  • Anonymous

    Well, he could probably switch out Quicksilver in favor of Northstar (which would be f*****g awesome), but then he’d probably skip Aurora…

  • Bear TheDad

    It doesn’t “beg the question,” it raises the question.

  • Jayme

    Goddammit. Didn’t we all decide X3 just did not happen? C’mon, Singer! Let’s say it together now. “X3 didn’t happen. It was all a horrible, horrible nightmare.” Horrible. Alright. Deep breath. In. Out. There. Don’t we feel better now?

  • Ryan Colson

    But Xavier did that in x3 already…basically.

  • Melynda

    I learned not to trust X-Men movies when they hype mutants for they will only disappoint you with crappy plots and minimal screen time like Angel in the universally hated Last Stand. They say Quicksilver is in there, but why and for how long, really? And without Wanda, why bother?

  • Anonymous

    I really don’t understand why, if they wanted Magneto to have a child, one child only, they didn’t just use Polaris then. Or, if they didn’t want to use someone with the same powers he has, too repetitive etc, then it would have been better if they just created a new character, or made Anya survive in movie-verse. Of course, apparently they wanted a son, not a daughter, how surprising.

    Quicksilver himself wouldn’t approve of this change, you know…

  • Anonymous

    Not surprising at all, considering how OOC everyone was in the original trilogy.