The actor will play Quicksilver — a Marvel mutant Joss Whedon has previously stated will be included in "The Avengers 2"
Evan Peters, an actor who has portrayed a lead in both seasons of FX's "American Horror Story," has been cast as super-fast mutant Quicksilver in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Quicksilver (right) is gifted with superhuman speed. The character, who is the son of Magneto, first appeared in "X-Men #4" in 1964, alongside his twin sister, the Scarlet Witch.
20th Century Fox's "X-Men" sequel will be the first time fans get to see the Marvel mutant on the big screen, but it may not be the last.
"Avengers" writer and director Joss Whedon has already stated Quicksilver will appear with the Scarlet Witch in the upcoming sequel to record-breaking blockbuster.
“You know, they had a rough beginning. They’re interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers," Whedon told IGN at the ABC Upfront last week. "So they’re not there to make things easier. I’m not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier.”
And it won't be easy for Peters to be cast in "The Avengers 2," either. While many Marvel properties — like "Ghostrider" and "Daredevil" — owned by competing studios have reverted back to Disney's control, Fox still owns the rights to the X-Men comics and doesn't appear to have any intention of letting them slip away.
Still, since Quicksilver and his sister were eventually recruited by Tony Stark to join the Avenger team, Whedon has full rights to utilize the characters in his Marvel extravaganza.
Peters appeared in "American Horror Story: Murder House" as antagonist Tate Langdon before starring as protagonist Kit Walker in the miniseries' second season, "American Horror Story: Asylum."
His film work includes a supporting role in 2010's "Kick-Ass," and two "Never Back Down" movies. Peters will next be seen in the comedy "Adult World," as well as the third season of "American Horror Story," which focuses on witches.