Why Nerds Are Outraged Over 'X-Men' Movie's Quicksilver Makeover
Comic book Quicksilver vs. movie Quicksilver: Which do you prefer? (Photo: Marvel/Empire)
Empire Magazine started feeding mutant mania on Twitter on Monday by rolling out character reveals for this summer's highly anticipated hero mashup, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." And one of 'em has comic book geeks grumbling.
I usually dont get nerd rage over this sort of thing, but Quicksilver looks so damn stupid in X-Men: Days of Future Past.— Matt Mosher (@mtmosher) January 27, 2014
The mag covers reveal some old friends, such as Hugh Jackman looking as he always does as Wolverine and Jennifer Lawrence looking particularly voluptuous as Mystique, a notable contrast from her predecessor Rebecca Romijn-Stamos's more athletic physique. You also get Michael Fassbender in full-on Magneto mode, which is just all sorts of satisfying.
New faces include Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask, the man behind the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to stomp mutants; Josh Helman, playing a younger version of mutant-hating military man William Stryker (previously played by both Brian Cox and Danny Huston); and a gentleman named Evan Jonigkeit as a younger (and less green) version of Mortimer Toynbee, aka Toad (previously played by Ray Park all the way back in the first "X-Men" movie).
And then there's the shot of Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, decked out in what might be the most dubious "X-Men" get-up to date. It's a look that's inspiring comparisons to '90s club kids, "Spy Kids" villains and even Corey Feldman in "Dream a Little Dream." In other words: Not good.
Here's a snapshot of the widespread disapproval we've seen on Twitter:
90s club kid version of Quicksilver from Days of Future Past revealed http://t.co/PZiLg6TiKB— Heidi MacDonald (@Comixace) January 27, 2014
Holy crap, Quicksilver looks BAD.— Joel MacDonald (@JoelSerious) January 27, 2014
oh my god Evan Peters as Quicksilver in Days of Future Past this is so awful what is he a spy kids villain why?! pic.twitter.com/hnw3iKtA9Z— Stephanie Jones (@ladyyfett) January 27, 2014
"I wanted to get back to the halcyon days of STEEL and CATWOMAN." - Bryan Singer on Quicksilvers design.— Devin Faraci (@devincf) January 27, 2014
If the goal for Quicksilver was "Corey Feldman from Dream a Little Dream," he looks great. pic.twitter.com/haQbQ57wjf— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 27, 2014
It's also worth pointing out that Quicksliver looks a lot cooler in comic book form on Marvel Wiki (below, left). Heck, he looks cooler on regular Wiki, too (right).