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Kevin Feige says Quicksilver in The Avengers 2 will be "very different" from the one in X-Men: DOFP

Nov. 12, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Evan Peters' version of Quicksilver will make his big screen debut in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, but the character will also be appearing in 2015's THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson (although it hasn't been confirmed by Marvel) as the speedster. So how's that going to work? Will fans be confused if there are two versions of the same character in different films?

Marvel's Kevin Feige spoke with the New York Daily News, and he says he doesn't think fans will be confused. Feige also talked about how Quicksilver is in a gray area when it comes to film rights for Marvel's characters.

"There are only a handful of characters that occupy that middle ground. Iron Man is not going to show up over there and Magneto is not going to show up over here. But there are a few gray points even after many years of negotiations … and that only happens with a character like Quicksilver, who has been a part of the X-Men, the son of Magneto in those comics, but also a primary Avenger. The characters are going to be very different. Other than their powers, general audiences might not even know — unless they read your article — that the two are related.”

But how will they be different? When Evan Peters was cast as Quicksilver in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, there was word that he might only be used for one important sequence in the film, but it did sound like Joss Whedon has bigger plans for the character in his movie. However, if Fox is planning on expanding the film universe for the X-Men, will Quicksilver be used again? One thing to also remember when it comes to X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is the time travel elements. If Evan Peters' Quicksilver is Magneto's son in the film, will changing things in the past wipe out his existence in the future, and how will that impact future films that could feature the mutant? I don't think fans will be confused with two different Quicksilvers, but right now there are a lot of questions on how they will be used in these upcoming films.

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST hits theaters May 23rd, 2014, and THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON is scheduled to be released on May 1st, 2015.

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6:31PM on 11/12/2013
He and Wanda are mutants. They belong in the X-Men universe, and shouldn't be touched by the MCU. Very plain, and very simple. There is no 'grey' area. If this were the case, then half of the mutants from the comics, would be in the 'grey' area to make an appearance in the MCU.

Besides, Quicksilver is a whiny little bitch, so why the hell would you want him in your movie in the first place.
He and Wanda are mutants. They belong in the X-Men universe, and shouldn't be touched by the MCU. Very plain, and very simple. There is no 'grey' area. If this were the case, then half of the mutants from the comics, would be in the 'grey' area to make an appearance in the MCU.

Besides, Quicksilver is a whiny little bitch, so why the hell would you want him in your movie in the first place.
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7:14PM on 11/12/2013
In the avengers series, they eventually leave the brotherhood of mutants.
In the avengers series, they eventually leave the brotherhood of mutants.
8:34PM on 11/12/2013
My guess is they're going to re-write his origin so that he's just a normal guy with a speed-based super power. I highly doubt they will allow the concept of Mutants and X-Men to exist in the Marvel film universe, since that risks giving Fox more viewers.
My guess is they're going to re-write his origin so that he's just a normal guy with a speed-based super power. I highly doubt they will allow the concept of Mutants and X-Men to exist in the Marvel film universe, since that risks giving Fox more viewers.
8:36PM on 11/12/2013
Oh, I'm very aware of the continuity, but having him in the MCU, shouldn't be a conversation.
Oh, I'm very aware of the continuity, but having him in the MCU, shouldn't be a conversation.
2:27PM on 11/12/2013
C'mon Hollywoord! Stop giving a fuck, negotiate to keep quality and continuity.
C'mon Hollywoord! Stop giving a fuck, negotiate to keep quality and continuity.
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1:56PM on 11/12/2013
I think it is pretty clear that in Avengers: Age of Ultron Quicksilver was always going to be part of the story and have a role, while for DOFP, Fox decide to through him in there to be an asshole.
I think it is pretty clear that in Avengers: Age of Ultron Quicksilver was always going to be part of the story and have a role, while for DOFP, Fox decide to through him in there to be an asshole.
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4:13PM on 11/12/2013
yeah knowing Whedon it was probably the other way around... "what obscure character that no one knows about or really cares about can we ruin in our version so to fuck with theirs" is probably more how it went
yeah knowing Whedon it was probably the other way around... "what obscure character that no one knows about or really cares about can we ruin in our version so to fuck with theirs" is probably more how it went
6:32PM on 11/12/2013
I'm with cricker on this one.
I'm with cricker on this one.
1:55PM on 11/12/2013
It's cool they're going to bring Quiksilver into the fold in both movies. But I think Kevin Feige is overthinking things if he thinks audiences are going to get confused watching either movie. I'm pretty sure no one is going to think they're all of a sudden watching X-Men when Quiksilver shows up in AOU.
It's cool they're going to bring Quiksilver into the fold in both movies. But I think Kevin Feige is overthinking things if he thinks audiences are going to get confused watching either movie. I'm pretty sure no one is going to think they're all of a sudden watching X-Men when Quiksilver shows up in AOU.
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4:15PM on 11/12/2013
and that's bc the character is a virtual unknown to normal people and they wont have any idea or care
and that's bc the character is a virtual unknown to normal people and they wont have any idea or care
1:33PM on 11/12/2013

Just give the rights back to marvel and let Fox have a piece if the pie to co-produce.

Fox is pretty stupid to not see the potential of having a property that could easily and successfully cross over into Marvel/Disneys area. Look at WB and Paramount did for Interstellar. Look at Fox and Universal for Master and Commander. If I was Fox I would just sign a lucrative deal for a definite amount if years that would be hugely profitable for the company and somehow someway let Fox profit by lending/giving its properties back to Marvel and co-produce the movies to get a little piece if
Fox is pretty stupid to not see the potential of having a property that could easily and successfully cross over into Marvel/Disneys area. Look at WB and Paramount did for Interstellar. Look at Fox and Universal for Master and Commander. If I was Fox I would just sign a lucrative deal for a definite amount if years that would be hugely profitable for the company and somehow someway let Fox profit by lending/giving its properties back to Marvel and co-produce the movies to get a little piece if the pie. It would all work out fine and there is plenty of money to be had. There should be no reason why one actor can't play the same character, no reason at all.
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1:25PM on 11/12/2013
I hope avengers at least makes one kinda funny clever line ab them being magneto's kids for comic-book fans to appreciate. But, I don't think I really want all the marvel characters to be in the same universe. While I would prefer all of the character's to be done by the marvel/Disney studios because they have so much better understanding of their characters and give them so much more love (the worst marvel studio film, which is up for debate - cap America for me - certainly doesn't come close
I hope avengers at least makes one kinda funny clever line ab them being magneto's kids for comic-book fans to appreciate. But, I don't think I really want all the marvel characters to be in the same universe. While I would prefer all of the character's to be done by the marvel/Disney studios because they have so much better understanding of their characters and give them so much more love (the worst marvel studio film, which is up for debate - cap America for me - certainly doesn't come close to the worst movies FOX has made with the characters, and it certainly wasn't a cash grab, I think we can all agree on that even if we don't agree which picture is the worst), I don't really want Spidey and wolverine running around in the avengers world. I don't want an x-men vs avengers film or them teamed together. That can be fun in the comics, and would be fun to see on the screen, but ultimately I just don't see how the film could be good. That's just waaaaay to many characters for a movie, and if the cast stays the same, it's gonna be way to many stars (and therefore egos), so is iron man gonna be the lead, or wolvie? If storm thought she deserved a bigger role in the xmen trilogy, how is she gonna feel now? I just don't ever think it could work and be good, and I certainly don't wanna watch it, despite the coolness visuals of a fight or two, and be disappointed.
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8:36PM on 11/12/2013
Ugh, no. Just no. I don't want X-Men to exist in the Avengers universe. Period.
Ugh, no. Just no. I don't want X-Men to exist in the Avengers universe. Period.
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11:25AM on 11/12/2013
I like how DOFP is shaping up but the inclusion of Quicksilver seemed like it came out of the blue...and surely there's no coincidence that it came after Marvel said he'd be in Avengers 2. The fact that there's like a billion characters in DOFP...I'm betting on Quicksilver getting the kind of screen time that Gambit got in Origins....or even less. This article mentioned, "one important sequence" - if that's true - just sounds like something to move the plot forward (like Gambit getting Logan
I like how DOFP is shaping up but the inclusion of Quicksilver seemed like it came out of the blue...and surely there's no coincidence that it came after Marvel said he'd be in Avengers 2. The fact that there's like a billion characters in DOFP...I'm betting on Quicksilver getting the kind of screen time that Gambit got in Origins....or even less. This article mentioned, "one important sequence" - if that's true - just sounds like something to move the plot forward (like Gambit getting Logan to the facility). Alternatively, given that it sounds like Singer just seemed to throw him in response to Marvel's decision, what's the chances, he's been tagged on for some kind of cliffhanger ending, giving them more time to better utilise him in another installment?
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1:08PM on 11/12/2013
DOFP had a completed script, and was finished post production when Disney pulled a fast one and announced the inclusion of Quicksilver (and Scarlett Witch) in Avengers 2. Trust me, Disney (and Feige) were the ones who copied Fox, not the other way around. Fanboys always side with Disney-Marvel because they're apparently infallible, but Disney copied Fox on this. Disney was smart enough, and sneaky enough to get their announcement out first. Also DOFP finished filming 6 weeks ago, the entire
DOFP had a completed script, and was finished post production when Disney pulled a fast one and announced the inclusion of Quicksilver (and Scarlett Witch) in Avengers 2. Trust me, Disney (and Feige) were the ones who copied Fox, not the other way around. Fanboys always side with Disney-Marvel because they're apparently infallible, but Disney copied Fox on this. Disney was smart enough, and sneaky enough to get their announcement out first. Also DOFP finished filming 6 weeks ago, the entire movie will be done post by March. Avengers 2 is still in the script stage.
10:52AM on 11/12/2013

the many shades of QS

this doesnt bother me, as QS has been written several ways over the years. from driven perfectionist to outright racist to incestuous wacko. there are lost of ways to play it.
this doesnt bother me, as QS has been written several ways over the years. from driven perfectionist to outright racist to incestuous wacko. there are lost of ways to play it.
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10:37AM on 11/12/2013
Quicksilver married Crystal of the Inhumans in the comics.
Quicksilver married Crystal of the Inhumans in the comics.
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10:24AM on 11/12/2013
I'm excited to see how each film uses the same character in different ways. Or which character is more of an importance to his film.
I'm excited to see how each film uses the same character in different ways. Or which character is more of an importance to his film.
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9:54AM on 11/12/2013
Well, I hope we get a meta reference to "the other fellow" or something to that effect in either or both of the films.
Well, I hope we get a meta reference to "the other fellow" or something to that effect in either or both of the films.
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