Ohhhhh, we're very excited about what this could be...
So, we have Fox's dead in the water 'X-Men' franchise (apart from 'The New Mutants' which WILL see the light of day this year), which has been taken over by Disney. And then we have Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes all of the 'Avengers' movies, spin-offs, stand-alone entries, and sometimes 'Spider-Man' (which is still owned by Sony). Previous to now, the 'X-Men' and MCU franchises have never crossed-over on cinema screens, even though the worlds are very much intertwined in the comic books which they are based on. Now however, it seems that we may be getting our first clue as to how these two universes will begin to come together in the future, with the inclusion of Evan Peters in 'WandaVision'.
According to Murphy's Multiverse, Evan Peters has nabbed himself a starring role in the upcoming Disney+ TV series 'WandaVision'. The actor, known for starring in Ryan Murphy's 'American Horror Story', and more importantly for playing Quicksilver in Fox's prequel 'X-Men' franchise, is believed to have a mystery role.
Peters played superfast superhero Quicksilver in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past', 'X-Men: Apocalypse', and 'Dark Phoenix' - and offered up scene-stealing moments whenever he graced the screen with his wise-cracking humour and awesome CGI cutscenes.
Now, in the comics, the superhero has a twin sister named Scarlet Witch - a role which was never really addressed in the Fox franchise. Disney's MCU featured the brother/sister duo of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', with Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson taking on the roles of Wanda and Pietro Maximoff. MCU's version of Quicksilver was underwhelming compared to Fox's portrayal, and Evan Peters won fans over with his quick-witted Peter.
However, it is unlikely that Peters will be making the 'X-Men'/'Avengers' crossover that we've been looking forward to. For one, it would be too confusing for fans, with Wanda already having one version of her brother seen on screen (and only lasting one movie). Also, we doubt that Fox's Quicksilver will ever see the light of day, unfortunately.
Rumours suggest that Evan Peters in 'WandaVision' will likely see the actor play the series' big bad - although we're not very likely to get full details of his inclusion until much later. The limited TV series will focus on Wanda and Vision's superhero relationship, post-'Endgame', and is one of many spin-offs which will hit Disney+ in the future.
The six episode series of 'WandaVision' has been delayed, but is expected to arrive at some point in 2021 on Disney+.