During a lengthy piece over at Buzzfeed, Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige have been speaking about introducing the Maximoff twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch into the world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the upcoming sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, during which the director and producer commented on 20th Century Fox’s decision to include the silver-haired speedster in last year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
“It’s a unique scenario,” said Feige. “That’s the only character where that could happen, and it happened. We knew it would be very different based on the various interpretations of the character through the comic. It may as well be different characters.”
“Months after I started [on Age of Ultron], they were like, [Days of Future Past] just changed Juggernaut to Quicksilver. I’m like, ‘What?!’,” added Whedon. “There’s going to be an entire season of The Flash that’s gone on before my movie too, and what Aaron is doing and what I wanted him to do is so different from what they were doing in that movie, that I think we’re fine. I think there’s room for more than one Quicksilver. But yeah, I was never thrilled.”
Are you looking forward to Marvel Studios’ take on Quicksilver, and do you think Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s character can match that of Evan Peters’ in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past? Let us know in the comments below…
Avengers: Age of Ultron is set for release in the UK on April 23rd and North America on May 1st, with Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (JARVIS / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. Cho) and Andy Serkis (Uylsses Klaw).