We all remember that glorious scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past. You know that scene where Peter helps break Magneto out of prison at the Pentagon? Here’s the scene in case you may have missed it (if that’s the case are YOU crazy?!)
Bryan Singer did a tremendous job with this character. That one scene showed us exactly what Quicksilver sees in his eyes as he’s speeding around taking out the security guards one by one. It was such a fantastic scene full of humor in a film that was very bleak. It is however very unfortunate that his back story was not revealed much for the viewers to soak in. We do see him a little later in the film watching television, but that was pretty much it. Hopefully Singer will give this character more screen time in next summer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Evan Peters will once again reprise his role. That much is certain.
With Avengers: Age of Ultron creeping closer and closer, I thought I would take the time to differentiate what we already know between the two characters. We know that Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver will play a more pivotal role in this upcoming film. I have compiled a list that will break down some of the differences between Singer’s version of Quicksilver and Whedon’s take on the nimble character. So take a listen to Jim Croce’s “Time In A Bottle” as we sprint past these “5 Ways Avengers’ Quicksilver Will Be Different From The X-Men Film Adaptation.”
1. Quicksilver’s Accent
Bryan Singer’s Quicksilver was born and raised in the United States and did not have any sort of European accent in the film. Even though there was a slight nod in the film that his father may have been a guy who “bends metal,” there was no direct correlation that this Quicksilver was born elsewhere.
However, in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon decided to become more faithful to the comics and give this Quicksilver a European accent while also naming him Pietro Maximoff. In recent clips we have seen Quicksilver brush past Hawkeye exclaiming to him “You didn’t see that coming!?” We now know that this version of Quicksilver will in fact have the accent like he did in the comics. This is one of the big changes that Whedon has decided to use to distance himself from Singer’s version of the character.
2. Quicksilver’s Costume
Not that there was anything wrong with Singer’s take on the character, but the director decided not to give him that blueish/white costume fans remembered seeing him wear. However, the direction Singer took was brilliant to say the least. In the film, Peter is a young teenager in the 70’s sporting a Pink Floyd t-shirt with a leather jacket and goofy looking goggles. His clothes fit that era PERFECTLY. For those who grew up in the 70’s know there were some rather interesting fashion designs going on in that time period.
Now Whedon’s take on the character shows that he will be wearing a shirt similar to what we have seen him wear in the comics. We still don’t know how, where, and when he will obtain this outfit but I wrote an article a bit ago explaining my reasons. You can check out that article right here.
3. Quicksilver’s Blue Streak Lines
In X-Men: Days of Future Past, we saw Peter briefly whiff right past all of the security guards leaving no trace of him bypassing them. We also saw him in slow-motion taking out security guards in a kitchen. When we first saw him, he was playing ping pong with himself which was pretty awesome as well. However what Wedon will be doing differently in his movie is to add a nice little touch to this speedy character. When Quicksilver runs this time around he will be leaving behind a bluish blur when he runs past his foes in an attempt to defeat them. This effect will make this Quicksilver stand out more especially while he’s already wearing his blue costume he obtains in the film.
4. Quicksilver Fights Against/With the Avengers
At the start of the film, Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s version of the character will not be a team player. He first forms an alliance with Ultron as we see him in many scenes hanging out with Ultron and causing all sorts of trouble for our fellow Avengers. How and why Quicksilver is fighting for Ultron in the first place is still up in the air. We won’t really know his true intentions for doing this until the film comes out. What we do know for sure is that he will eventually fight alongside the Avengers as we see in various clips of him taking out enemy Ultron drones. It also looks as though Hawkeye will play a pivotal role for changing him over to the Avengers side as we’ve seen and heard Hawkeye in a few tv spots exclaim to him, “When you step out that door, you’re an Avenger!”
5. Quicksilver’s Twin Sister and Their Place of Origin
Perhaps the biggest change between both of the Quicksilver’s is that Whedon’s version will indeed have the Scarlet Witch as his twin sister. It was speculated that the little girl sitting on Quicksilver’s lap in X-Men: Days of Future Past was in fact the Scarlet Witch. One thing is for certain: That girl could not have been his twin. The age differences were far too apart. However, that does not mean it wasn’t his sister. There was however a third Maximoff sibling from the comics named Polaris aka Lorna Lane. You can actually take a peek and read this speculation here.
Wanda Maximoff aka the Scarlet Witch will certainly play a pivotal role in Avengers: Age of Ultron. She along with her brother were born in a fictional European city named Transia. We still don’t know much more than that. All we know as of right now is that they are European and speak with Polish accents. I hope the film does give us a better understanding of these two characters so that we fully know where they are coming from and why they initially hate the Avengers so much. All of our questions will hopefully be revealed to us on May 1st!
So those are five ways in which I believe the Quicksilver’s will be different. In what ways do YOU believe these Quicksilver’s will be different from each other? Are there any points I may have missed between the both of them? Please share your thoughts and comment below!