I think it's safe to say that the director of Superman Returns pulled off the ultimate d*ick move on Twitter the other day by announcing that Quicksilver would be appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Quicksilver, you know, who isn't even a member of the X-Men - never was - and wasn't even a part of the "Days of Future Past" comic book storyline.
Actually, I think just about every character in X-Men: Days of Future Past that Bryan Singer has cast isn't a part of the comic story.
Hey, changing the story works for The Wolverine. Or has it?
Anyway, to catch you up, recently The Avengers 2 director Joss Whedon let it be made known that he will be featuring two of his favorite characters in the new movie with Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, the son and daughter of the Fox Studios-owned Master of Magneticism, Magneto.
And a week or so thereafter is when Singer announced Quicksilver in his own movie.
Quicksilver is a mutant, and why he can be used by Fox, and at the same time an Avenger, which is why Whedon can use him as well.
Of course, there are legal stipulations such as that Singer can't refer to Quicksilver as an Avenger (and perhaps why Singer changed his original tweet removing reference to the Assemblers) and Whedon can't mention any mutant aspects of the character.
While Singer recently tweeted that Quicksilver will have a role in his movie, now Joss Whedon talks about Pietro Maximoff and Wanda on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel noting that the speedster is an Avenger.
Here's the video:
...the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, who were great mainstays of The Avengers when I was reading the comics as a kid.