It’s being reported that Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass) has been cast as Quicksilver in the big-screen Avengers: Age of Ultron, joining Elisabeth Olsen as his sister the Scarlet Witch (via ComicsAlliance).
It will be interesting to compare the two different takes on the character; Marvel’s most well-known speedster is also appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he’ll be played by Evan Peters.
It’s a sad day when Quicksilver is in two movies before Flash is even in one.
True, but the Flash has been adapted into more media that Quicksilver ever has been. Our mutant speedster is trying to play catch-up!
Kind’a lost interest in Age of Ultron when they decided to do a switcheroo on Ultron’s daddy/creator. (I swear the Comic Book/Movie Powers That Be on both sides of the fence hate me.) However, am a bit curious as to what kind of costumes they are going to force on the new additions.
Yeah, I hate that Hank Pym isn’t gonna be Ultron’s creator. That would’ve been a great way to tie Ant-Man in, but oh well, whatcha gonna do. On another note, I can see Johnson as Quicksilver. It’ll be interesting to compare how he’s handled here & then in X-Men: Days of Future Past- though I have a feeling the former will have a better portrayal than the latter- I’ve just not been pleased AT ALL with the X-Men franchise. I felt like X-Men First Class was a bit over 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back. And I didn’t even bother with The Wolverine.
I don’t know, I was pleasantly surprised by First Class. It was certainly better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
I gave up on X-men movies when III came out. Horrible piece of wasted celluloid or whatever they use to store movies on these days. New Marvel movies (or any movie) will have to be blockbusters for me to even consider them anymore. Wasted too much moolah in the past on rotten tomatoes. Only DVD I seriously will take a chance on *sight unseen!* will be Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor. 😀
Sadly, can not say the same for anything DC. It’s all dark now.
Whatever happened to stuff like Space Jam? I’d give my eyetooth for a movie pitting Batman against Wil E Coyote and Hal dealing with Duck Dodgers.
Find myself relying more and more on old dvds and The More-Ancient-Than-Dirt Movies Channel.
I was reading last night about the some of the terms of agreement between Fox and Marvel. For instance, in the Marvel Cineverse they’re not allowed to make a connection between the twins and Magneto or mention the fact that they’re mutants. And in the Fox series they can’t mention any affiliation to the Avengers etc
The world is insane. Stupid, stupid, insane.
Total agreement there, my friend. On another note, comic-wise, they didn’t say that Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch were Magneto’s children for quite awhile- for several years they made no connection besides Magneto saving them, & Pietro & Wanda, for a time, believed the 40’s heroes Whizzer & Miss America were there parents. Maybe they could mention something like that in Avengers: AoU, & avoid the Magneto relation but still give them a background, & provide a lil’ cameo for those 40’s heroes.(Sorta like the GA Human Torch Easter Egg in Cap.) Cap could mention he knew them during the war. I think that would be a cool alternative, but I’m using comic-logic & not movie-logic. Fan-logic & not screen-writer logic.
Based on what I’ve seen of Entertainment shenanigans so far…expect them to be the secret children of Captain America by way of some evil villainess whom Cap secretly loves…or some such claptrap.
You know, it’s ironic that I used to make fun of my cousin for being enraptured by soap operas. Now here I am embroiled in this mutant mishmash. Kind of embarrassing.
I hear ya my friend, I feel the same way. We comic fans seem to be experiencing several “ugh” inducing moments with “artistic interpretation” concerning media adaptations of our favorites, like Charles Xavier growing up with Mystique, Sebastian Shaw helping to shape Magneto’s destiny, Silver Fox being Emma Frost’s sister, no actual Mandarin but a drug-addled actor portraying a made up character thought up by Killian, a lesser character in the comics – all these ridiculous things that just make my brain sad. And things I attempt to prepare myself for when watching the latest film adaptation. I try to keep my expectations low with the films & hope I come out pleasantly surprised- but that is a rare occassion, with the groan-inducing moments happening with more rapidity it seems.
I think it’s fair to not like these changes and all, but I don’t think the films need to be carbon copies of the comics we love.
I actually liked what they did with Killian being the real Mandarin… But I wish that had been more fleshed out. I like that the fake Mandarin was a ploy, I liked his whole big wartime corporate takeover scheme… But I was saddened we never got any magic rings or even to have Killian OPENLY refer to HIMSELF as the Mandarin (which he was, though not the Mandarin we know obviously).
The other stuff doesn’t really bother me at all. I don’t think Xavier and Mystique growing up together really changes anything about either of them to the point of being a problem, same goes for Shaw and Magneto.
Obviously, you know, opinions and all that. It’s cool to disagree. I actually REALLY liked first class, and I liked Iron Man 3 the best of the IM series (though 1 easily had the best humor and re-watchability)
But Killian did refer to himself as the Mandarin (he even directly said “I am the Mandarin!”). In any event, the twist was probably the best thing about IM3. It was an incredibly clever story beat that I think people are being way too hard on, because it doesn’t align with the comics.
So Quicksilver is the bridge between Fox Xmen marvel universe and Disney Marvel universe?
He’s more like the legal loophole between the two.