ByCraig Patrick Arnott, writer at Creators.co
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Craig Patrick Arnott

A couple of years ago the Internet went wild when information that both Fox and Marvel said that X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Age of Ultron, respectively, would feature the super-speedster, Quicksilver. Fans on both sides of the comic war screamed their opinions on which studio could pull off the character better. Now that both films have shown you their take on Quicksilver - which pulled off the character the best?

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Evan Peters - Fox's Quicksilver
Evan Peters - Fox's Quicksilver

Fans across the globe loved the portrayal of Quicksilver by Evan Peters. However, unlike Marvel's Quicksilver, he did not have his twin sister in tow and he acted more as a supporting character, only appearing onscreen for a short amount of the film. So, then, why did everyone love this version of the character so much?

Quicksilver - Kitchen Scene
Quicksilver - Kitchen Scene

The obvious choice is the way his fight scene in the kitchen played out. The amount of attention they put into the small details were not missed. From a rippling cheek to trying some sauce all the way to moving bullets, the scene caught everything. In a scene that lasts only about a minute of the film's duration, Quicksilver shows fans just how deadly he is in a fight. Imagine what would have happened if we saw him remain in the film until the end! Then, if you also consider how they had fun with the character, making him an irritating teenager who simply says whatever is on his mind, you have the ingredients for a sure-fire fan favorite.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Marvel's Quicksilver
Aaron Taylor-Johnson - Marvel's Quicksilver

Fans everywhere rejoiced when they discovered Marvel were not only going to use Quicksilver, but also his twin sister Scarlet Witch, adding both to their Avengers: Age of Ultron lineup. The simple reason is because, in the comics the twins are like Tom & Jerry, Sherlock & Watson, Mulder & Skully if you will. The pair are generally always together. Unlike Fox, Marvel also gave the character a story that spans the entire film.

Quicksilver Attacks Ultron
Quicksilver Attacks Ultron

During the movie we witness him use his powers to attack and defend people. However, we never got a point-of-view aspect with Marvel's film, so all audiences would see is a blue streak of lines in the battlefield as he zipped around. Their portrayal of the character was of an angry young man rather than that of a kleptomaniac teenager full of sarcasm and wit. Rather than him cracking jokes every few seconds onscreen, we saw a man out for revenge (with the help of his sister) as he is manipulated before seeing the light and redeeming himself.

Which Version Was Better?

Given how differently the two studios portrayed the character, it's hard to definitively say that one was better than the other. But, we as fans can decide which actor best owned the character of Quicksilver.

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