It is rare that a single character is played by two different actors and produced by two different movie studios. Here’s a good look at the points of difference between the two Quicksilvers.
Marvel Studios has its roster of characters that it can utilize in its cinematic universe. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of superheroes and villains that they still don’t have rights to, and it is interesting to point out that Quicksilver’s character belongs to two movie studies. With Quicksilver appearing on “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” it is notable to point some differences between the two versions. Here are some of them.
In “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” many fans assumed Quicksilver as holding a young girl presumed to be Scarlet Witch. It is true that it might be a possibility, but it’s still a wait-and-see moment as X-Men’s cinematic universe unveils their adaptation of Scarlet Witch.
In “Age of Ultron,” Scarlet Witch is introduced along with Quicksilver, and it is shown that they have a tight brother-sister relationship. While in “X-Men,” Quicksilver is a lone act, on “Age of Ultron,” Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are a package deal. The actors playing them have signed for multiple picture deals and are likely to be seen in the coming Marvel films.
It may seem trivial, but the country where they come from is still important to note. In “Days of Future Past,” Quicksilver is already living in the United States. There’s little hint on his origins being anything but American.
In “Age of Ultron,” it would still follow the comic books with the Maximoff siblings originating from an Eastern European country, and it stops there. Since Magneto is licensed to a different movie studio, only their country of origin is revealed.
Mutant and Non-Mutant
Here’s the biggest difference between the two versions. The Quicksilver of “Days of Future Past” is a known mutant. The 20th Century Fox owns every character in Marvel Comics defined as mutant. Unfortunately, this is not the case for “Age of Ultron’s” Quicksilver. This poses a question as to how he got his powers. It’s already been established by Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, that the Maximoff siblings are not linked to any other movies lined up with regards to their origins. However, the “Avengers” movie still has a couple of more sequels, so let’s wait and see how they present this.
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