Marvel Studios released concept art featuring Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. Quicksilver, who will be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the film, is wearing a blue bodysuit in the artwork, while Scarlet Witch, played by Elizabeth Olsen, is wearing a tattered dress and a red leather jacket. While many fans reacted positively to the costume, not everyone was impressed.
"Uh, they do realize the character is named Quicksilver, right?" said Joe Buluski, an executive at Twentieth Century Fox. "They probably should try having the character wear something silver."
Twentieth Century Fox is releasing X-Men: Days of Future Past in a few weeks, which will feature a different version of Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, and Buluski was all too quick to point the differences between the two's costumes. "Their design is ridiculous!" Buluski said. "Where are the goggles? Or the slick leather jacket? Or the perfectly combed hair that stays in place even while running in a blur? Where is the headphones Quicksilver is known for? How is he supposed to listen to his tunes if he doesn't have headphones?"
"They didn't even try to make Quicksilver look cool," he added. "They just put him in some sort of skintight outfit like he's a speed skater or something. C'mon, they should have at least given him a utility belt or something. Give him some accessories or something."
The Fox executive ended by insinuating that the costume was Disney's attempt to market Taylor-Johnson as a sex symbol. "You think that sticking him in an outfit that shows off his butt is going to make the movie good?" He sighed and shook his head. "Superhero fans don't want dudes in spandex. What they want are mutants. Dozens and dozens of mutants. And Walkmans. I can't believe they forgot about giving Quicksilver a Walkman."