The Marvel superhero Quicksilver is not a big deal. I say that as someone who counts the guy among his favorite characters. What can I say? His snotty superiority has always spoken to me on a profound level. Yet I concede that the mutant speedster is not a marquee name. He's not even as popular as his nearest DC equivalent, the Flash. Calling him "B-list" may be a little generous. Despite this he's going to appear in two separate movie blockbuster franchises played by two different actors in a single year -- a feat that Superman, Spider-Man, Batman and the Hulk can't match. None of this is because of public demand. So what is it about the character that landed him in this unique position?
Hollywood has been mining the seminal ‘1001 Arabian Nights’ for ideas for the better part of a century, borrowing characters, details and story beats from the folklore collection and weaving them into all kinds of movies. And for good reason: many of the tales collected within it are astonishing, reflecting a rich, complex society that is completely different from our own. It's the perfect gateway to Islamic culture and often the first step for students of literature who have exhausted what the western world has to offer. And now a bunch of white people are going to make a film version of its most famous story starring, you guessed it, a bunch of white people!
One of the most delightful surprises of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' was Quicksilver, the fast-talking, even faster-moving superhero played by Evan Peters, previously best known for his roles on 'American Horror Story.' Although early looks at the character online gave us the impression that he might be something of a joke, Quicksilver ended up delivering one of the best scenes of the film. Not only will he be returning for 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' but the second unit director is teasing that we might see the young hero strike out on his own at some point.
Earlier this week we heard the exciting, if ambiguous news that the 'X-Men' franchise might spawn a live-action TV series with 20th Century Fox, with subsequent reports suggesting an 'X-Factor' team might take the lead instead. Now, a new investigation claims that the series might feature Evan Peters' 'Days of Future Past' Quicksilver, or potentially a female lead.
'American Horror Story' Season 4 will formally open its 'Freak Show' with next week's Wednesday premiere "Monsters Among Us," but as the recent trailer proves, FX isn't shy about offering lookie-loos an early peep. Go behind the scenes of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' with a new featurette of fresh footage and cast interviews, along with another new trailer!
Say what you will about the maddening onslaught of increasingly nonsensical 'AMerican Horror Story: Freak Show' teasers, they at least set the stage. Before next week's premiere, FX has at last delivered our first proper trailer for the fourth cycle of Ryan Murphy's horror-drama, so step right up and visit 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'!
FX's upcoming 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has continued churning out cryptic teasers and gruesome posters as expected, though we haven't really seen much of the series itself before today. Now, meet the season 4 cast and check out our first genuine 'Freak Show' footage with a new FX trailer and photos from the first three episodes!
FX's fourth season of Ryan Murphy frightfest 'American Horror Story' has put the 'Freak Show' on display in the latest teasers, but where previously we'd have to wait longer for a look at the actual cast, the whole troupe has come front and center. Meet the cast of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' in the first poster, and check out another brand-new creepy teaser!
First things first: that cute little girl you see above sitting on Quicksilver's lap in a scene from 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is not Scarlet Witch. When that image was first revealed, fans immediately began speculating that the little girl was a version of Wanda Maximoff, but director Bryan Singer has confirmed that's not her, while adding that Scarlet Witch almost was in the movie.
Where yesterday saw FX's 'American Horror Story' officially adding a 'Freak Show' subtitle for its fourth season, confirming series creator Ryan Murphy's incarnation toward a carnival setting, today we have a more detailed insight, as well as the full cast likely present for Jessica Lange's purported 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' bow.