Joss Whedon says ‘Quicksilver’ will be different than X-MEN
After Quicksilver’s surprisingly badass role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, as well as a role for the DC character in The CW’s ‘The Flash’, many have begun to wonder what exactly Joss Whedon’s take on the superhero will be!
Marvel Studio’s Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon (Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Director) set out to make their portrayal an immensely different take on the speedster.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson says he initially struggled with how his character would look while running.
On a recent interview with BuzzFeed, Johnson said the production process originally consisted of him running on a treadmill in front of a very large green screen, although he said, “There was no real life to it and It looked really dull,” so the Marvel team decided to just film the running sequences outdoors. “The more dynamic or the messier my arms were or the wider my legs were, [and] the more I changed up the wave and the rhythm of the running, the better,” he said. “It feels more emotional and expressive. It’s a lot more fun that way.”
Also in regards to Quicksilver appearing in both X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Avengers Age of Ultron, BuzzFeed also spoke with Kevin Feige, with the president of Marvel Studios.
“It’s a unique scenario; That’s the only character where that could happen, and it happened,” he commented.
While Joss Whedon said he had a plan to introduce both Quicksilver and his sister, the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers sequel. he had informed Marvel Studios shared his reaction to the “And then, you know, months after I started, they were like, [Days of Future Past] just changed Juggernaut to Quicksilver. I’m like, What?!” he explained.
Though both Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige praised Days of Future Past’s take on Quicksilver, they were quick to dismiss comparisons.
“We knew it would be very different based on the various interpretations of the character through the comic,” Feige said. “It may as well be different characters.” “There’s going to be an entire season of The Flash that’s gone on before my movie too, and what Aaron is doing and what I wanted him to do is so different from what they were doing in that movie, that I think we’re fine,” Joss Whedon added. “I think there’s room for more than one Quicksilver. But yeah, I was never thrilled.”