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When did the Marvel speedster Quicksilver get so damn popular? If you haven’t heard or didn’t know, Quicksilver will be appearing this Summer in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past and ALSO in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The ‘GOTCHA’ is the fact that we will be seeing TWO DIFFERENT interpretations of Quicksilver, since one will be appearing in a Twentieth Century Fox production (X-Men) and the other in a Marvel/Disney production (Avengers). Dumb.

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News outlets have made it clear that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch WILL be in next year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Additionally, for those who have watched Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we were also treated to an early glimpse of the speedster.

ScreenRant touches on this ‘Marvel anomaly’ further:

Kevin Feige – “There are only a handful of characters that occupy that middle ground. Iron Man is not going to show up over there and Magneto is not going to show up over here. But there are a few gray points even after many years of negotiations … and that only happens with a character like Quicksilver, who has been a part of the X-Men, the son of Magneto in those comics, but also a primary Avenger.

“The characters (on the screen) are going to be very different. Other than their powers, general audiences might not even know… that the two are related.”

So the assumption is that audiences are dumb enough to not even notice to speedy characters with the same name even though they both do look very different from one another (and the comics for that matter).

I realize there is nothing Marvel can do about it, so just venting frustration that this whole ‘split’ marvel rights thing is just plain dumb. Nothing more to it…

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