Almost three years ago, the comparatively little-known mutant Quicksilver suddenly became the most talked about hero in Hollywood. That moment in the spotlight came after it was revealed that the speedster would appear in not one, but two Marvel movies from two different studios. In early May 2013, director Joss Whedon teased that Quicksilver would play a big part in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” — and then a few weeks later, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer revealed that Evan Peters would play Quicksilver in his movie. This news led to rumors that Fox and Marvel were in a “stand-off” over the character, but both characters still made it to the big screen.
“I was devastated by it,” said Peters, referring to the fact that — spoiler alert — the Avengers’ Quicksilver dies in battle while saving Hawkeye’s life. “I really wanted that to keep going. I thought it was cool. I don’t really know why they killed him off.”
“I liked what they did with it,” added Peters. “It was different. It was a completely different take on it. He had the Russian accent. I mean, they had this swoopy thing with the lines behind, which I thought was really cool, and I don’t know. I thought it was a cool character.”
Peters also wishes that both Quicksilvers could have stayed in the race. “I thought it could have been a cool competition,” Peters said. “Like, ‘Oh, they did that with him and that was awesome. Now we’ve got to try to top that with this.’ It could have been a nice little, I don’t know, motivation.”
“X-Men: Apocalypse” opens on May 27.
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