Just When We Thought Quicksilver Might Look Normal

Listen, moviemakers of the world, Quicksilver’s white hair is not that important of a character trait! I know he has white/silver hair in the comics, but there’s nothing about his character, his powers or his potential stories that require the white/silver hair in live action adaptations. Especially when it looks ridiculous!

None of the above is intrinsic to a live action adaptation

We already know that Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past is going to look hideous.

But for a brief moment, we thought Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron would look pretty cool. Remember those concept art pieces that Marvel debuted next week?

Well some shutterbugs at the official filming in Italy have snapped some live action pictures of actors Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Forget the Quicksilver concept art, because he looks nothing like the image, and instead looks really, really bogus. Mostly. I guess I still prefer this Avengers look to the X-Men version, but man, it’s harsh.

Click after the jump to see the SPOILER images.


Here’s Quicksilver:

Yo bro, is that a wig?

That white/silver wig looks ridiculous! Especially when contrasted with Taylor-Johnson’s manly beard stubble. Would it really have been so damaging to give Quicksilver normal, brown hair? Would it have completely ruined the character in the eyes of Joss Whedon or the fans?

I say thee nay!

At least Quicksilver gets a superhero outfit, which I kind of like. His sister the Scarlet Witch is just dressed in normal clothes, albeit with a red jacket.


And again, I must ask, how does she acquire the name ‘Scarlet Witch’? Is she just always wearing that jacket?

I’m not completely turned off by either of their looks and still look forward to both of them in Avengers 2. I just want to know why Quicksilver is apparently so hard to pull off in live action!

You can check out even more set pictures by Clicking Here.


About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on March 25, 2014, in Avengers, Marvel, Movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I actually don’t think the wig is that bad. It’s the shirt that I hate.

    • I’m relatively OK with the shirt, and I think it’ll look better in the actual movie. I’ve never been a fan of any of Quicksilver’s comics costumes, but I’d like him to have something cool, at least. I think that shirt will look good and unique when teamed with everybody else.

      • Okay, it’s grown on me after looking at it again after some time. I still hope you’re right about it looks better onscreen though.

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