When the images of Evan Peters as Quicksilver first emerged, the comic book community turned their nose up at his goofy silver PVC jacket and chrome loafers, but now a whole truckload of humble pie is being eaten.
In fact, Evan Peters version of Quicksilver has captivated audiences so much that all eyes are turning to Joss Whedon's [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035), and Aaron Taylor-Johnson's portrayal of Quicksilver in particular.
Although fans were initially routing for Taylor-Johnson's more sleek depiction of Quicksilver, [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](movie:203942) has proved itself to be a formidable opponent.
The special filming techniques employed by Singer to shoot Quicksilver paid off enormously and the experience is mind-blowing in 3D. Evan Peter's also looks like he is having a blast rushing through the high speed section of the film.
All of this will leave Marvel with some big decisions about how to handle Quicksilver. Namely, whether to make him a bit of a dour depressive as he often appears in the comic books to separate him from Fox's version.
Obviously this isn’t to say that Marvel, Joss Whedon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson don’t have something exciting waiting in the wings to blow us away. What it does mean, though, is that for months fans have been assuming Bryan Singer’s version of Quicksilver would be an embarrassment, setting the stage Joss Whedon’s interpretation of the character to really kill it for Marvel. But, now that X-Men: Days of Future Past has made the character an instant fan favorite, it is unsure whether Marvel can still exceed expectations that are so much higher than anyone imagined them to be.
Do you think Aaron Taylor-Johnson's version of Quicksilver will be as mind-blowing as Evan Peter's in X-Men Days of Future Past?
Does Joss Whedon have what it takes to make an even better Quicksilver?
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