Marvel has released new character posters for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It will be interesting to see how this version of Quicksilver works out — the X-Men: Days of Future Past version was a highlight of that movie, and the breakout scene shown from his point of view left a lot of people wondering how the Flash could measure up to it on a TV budget. Continue reading
Two links related to that other super-speedster who recently made a live-action debut.
WIRED: Flash vs. Quicksilver. A physics professor looks at the feats we see performed in X-Men: Days of Future Past (and I’m sure we can all agree: that scene was awesome!) and the first trailer for the Flash TV show, and tries to calculate just how fast each of them is moving. In the comics, of course, the Flash is much faster, but in these particular adaptations…well, check it out.
The Quicksilver of Two Worlds: ComicsAlliance recounts the history of Pietro Maximoff and how “a D-list speedster” became the object of a Hollywood turf battle.
OK, make that three links: The webcomic Our Valued Customers on Quicksilver’s Carl’s Jr. commercial.
Photos from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron have revealed that film’s version of the Marvel speedster, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Notable is that in the Disney/Marvel Studios version, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch aren’t wearing traditional superhero costumes so much as ordinary street clothes that call to mind their comic book looks.
Back in January, Fox released their version of the character from X-Men: Days of Future Past on the cover of Empire Magazine. They took a considerably different approach to the character design.
More photos at The Beat, including Scarlet Witch and others.
So, what do you think of this take on the character?
Update: Here’s a link to some concept art for the movie.
Image Comics’ May 2014 solicitations include a 5-issue miniseries about speedsters from Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo: “MPH”
The all-new Millarworld Universe kicks into high gear with the launch of Millar and Fegredo’s fast and furious miniseries. When a group of hard-luck teens in Motor City stumble upon a street drug called MPH, they gain the power of super speed. Will they use it to save the world? Hell no! Not when there’s dolla, dolla bills to be had, y’all. A high-octane urban adventure, MPH brings you super speed like you’ve never seen before! This launch features a variant cover by Jock, a blank cover variant, and a special series of linked cover variants by Fegredo showcasing the book’s cast.
Millar, who co-wrote The Flash with Grant Morrison for a year back in 1998-1999, spoke to THR last fall (via CBR) about the book, which is the first piece of a 21st-century superhero universe he plans to build over the next few years.
The first issue arrives in stores May 21.
Empire Magazine is unveiling 25 covers from from X-Men: Days of Future Past today, each featuring a different character. This includes the look for Evan Peters as Quicksilver, or, as The Beat calls it, the 90s club kid version of the character. The movie opens in May.
Another version of Quicksilver will also appear in The Avengers: Age of Ultron, played by Aaron Johnson, the first character to appear in both Fox’s X-Men films and the Marvel cinematic universe, due to an overlap in the film rights between the Avengers and X-Men.
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.