Both Fox Studios and Marvel are set to use the mutant Assembler Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Avengers 2, “Age of Ultron.”
As comic books fans know, both Quicksilver, and his sister who will be featured in The Avengers 2, Scarlet Witch, happen to have a well-known mutant father by the name of Magneto.
Well, Fox owns the rights to the Magneto character on film, with both companies sharing Quicksilver.
Obviously, Marvel Studios can’t mention Magneto in The Avengers 2, so how will they get around it?
In an interview with Total Film, Aaron Johnson gives a hint as he states both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch have been abandoned.
“There’s years – over 50 years – of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that,” Johnson said. “Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other.”
So it seems it’s quite simple how Whedon will get around not mentioning Magneto, and similar to the comics, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch just may know know their father’s identity.
Actually in the comics, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch didn’t find out about Magneto until after about almost 20 years worth of stories.
Johnson also goes on to offer a few details about Quicksilver in The Avengers 2:
“His sister really is his guidance – emotionally she’s the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He’s very overprotective physically – he doesn’t want anyone touching her,” Johnson continues, “He has real anger frustration – I like that. I always thought it’d be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he’d explain it’s because he’s burning so much energy all the time. Or ideas that you’d see him come back round – but he’s already nipped out and got his lunch.”
The Avengers 2 assembles May 1, 2015 with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie on August 1, 2014 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015..
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