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Remember those halcyon days when we had two Quicksilvers? They were grand. We had Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Evan Peters in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Yet, it was too good to last, because Taylor-Johnson left as quickly as Quicksilver runs. Uh, spoiler alert: In the Avengers sequel, Quicksilver dies as he saves Hawkeye, who brought a bow to a gunfight.
Yahoo Movies Senior Editor Kevin Polowy had the chance to speak with Evan Peters ahead of X-Men: Apocalypse, and Peters revealed that he was disappointed to see his cohort’s speedy exit. “I was devastated by it,” he said. “I really wanted that to keep going. I thought it was cool. I don’t really know why they killed him off.”
It’s fair to say that people were warmer to Peters’s take on the superfast mutant than Taylor-Johnson’s, largely due to that awesome jailbreak scene. Yet, Peters thinks that Marvel Studios did some cool things with their interpretation of the character. “I liked what they did with it,” he said. “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 thinks that if they had both stayed alive, the X-Men and Avengers franchises would have had incentive to push each other creatively, kind of like a Brian Wilson/Paul McCartney thing. “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.”
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