Likely to confuse quite a few, we’re going to be getting two different cinematic versions of Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, upon us in the future. Whereas Marvel Studios/Disney solely own the cinematic rights to certain characters and 20th Century Fox solely own the cinematic rights to certain characters, the pair of Quicksilver and his sister Wanda, aka the Scarlet Witch, can be used by both studios.
With that said, first up we’ll see Quicksilver in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, then the following year we’ll see the character, along with his sister, in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. These two films will see two different, totally unrelated versions of the Quicksilver character, with American Horror Story‘s Evan Peters playing the character in Singer’s film and his Kick-Ass co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson will take on the role in Whedon’s Avengers Assemble sequel. Speaking to Empire, Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige has been talking about these two varying versions of the character.
Feige said, “There are only a handful of characters that occupy that middle ground. Iron Man is not going to show up over there [at Fox] and Magneto is not going to show up over here. But there are a few grey 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.”
He added, “The characters on the screen are going to be very different. Other than their powers, general audiences might not even know that the two [versions] are related.”
I can see this definitely getting a little confusing for those not fully aware of these two films and the characters.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is released on 22nd May, 2014, with Avengers: Age of Ultron following on 1st May, 2015.