Source: Total Film
The Quicksilver Wars will be continuing through 2016. Fox's Simon Kinberg confirmed that Evan Peters will reprise his role as Quicksilver in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse movie. Peters will be introduced to movie-goers this weekend in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and has been described in early reviews as one of the bright spots in the film.
Of course, we'll be seeing Quicksilver in 2015, too, when totally different actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson will appear as the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, presumably to set him up for future movie appearances in Marvel's Cinematic Universe. This means that the dueling Quicksilver battle between Fox and Marvel will be continuing through at least 2016 despite Fox's best efforts to ruin the character by giving him a costume inspired by a 1990s Burger King mascot and then having Peters make out with a breakfast sandwich in slow motion in a Carl Jr's commercial.
We asked Godzilla, Taylor-Johnson's co-star in Godzilla, about how viewers would respond to seeing two actors play Quicksilver at the same time. "BRRRRRRROOOOOOAAAAAWWWWWWWWRRRRRAAAAARRRRRRRR," replied the legendary lizard while taking a sun nap in the ruins of San Francisco. Godzilla then made a vague jerking motion with one of his large hands. "BRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRR."
Despite Godzilla's opinions on Fox's role in confusing moviegoers, Kinberg claimed Fox was unaware that Marvel planned to use the character before they had announced it. "No, we certainly didn't read Latino Review or any of the other thousand internet rumors about Marvel using Quicksilver," said Kinberg in a quote that we made up because the real one was more boring. "I do more important things, like cover for the director of my films when they need to disappear for a while because of a pending underage sex scandal lawsuit."
Whatever Kinberg's reasoning, it looks like the dual duelling Quicksilvers are here to stay. You can see Peters play Quicksilver this weekend when X-Men: Days of Future Past debuts in theatres.
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