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Sunday Speedster Cinema: Quicksilver

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.

Quicksilver Revealed – X-Men: Days of Future Past

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.

Empire Magazine: Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Quicksilver Cast in X-Men: Days of Future Past

There’s still no word on when the Flash may be racing onto the big screen, but we now know that another comic book speedster — Marvel’s Quicksilver — will be appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Evan Peters (American Horror Story) has been cast as the son of Magneto, as reported by CBR.

Joss Whedon recently confirmed that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are in the Avengers 2 script (which is in much earlier stages). According to spinoff, the characters are available to both studios (Marvel and Fox), so his appearance in one franchise doesn’t prevent him from appearing in the other.

Update: Marvel and Fox are reportedly in a “legally-negotiated stand-off” over the character at this time. According to HitFix, Fox can’t mention the Avengers in X-Men: DoFP, and Marvel Studios can’t call him a mutant or mention Magneto in Avengers 2.