It looks like fans aren’t best pleased with the way Marvel has treated Quicksilver in the MCU over the years, and they have a right to be a bit pissed off. They want to #SaveQuicksilver.
First off, we got Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the character (but never referenced by name) in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, only to have him be killed off in the movie.
We then got Evan Peters playing the role in the X-Men movies, and he was the best part of those films.
However, we then watched WandaVision and were blown away to see Peters return as Pietro Maximoff, naturally making almost all MCU fans think that it was the Quicksilver from the Fox X-Men movies who’s crossed over into the MCU from the Fox movies via the Multiverse.
This is actually something that Marvel Studios can do now thanks to Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox.
However, the WandaVision finale revealed that Evan Peters’ Pietro (or Fietro) was just some guy called Ralph Bohner and was being controlled by Agatha Harkness.
It was so disappointing, and fans are now campaigning to try and force Marvel to ‘save’ Quicksilver. Check out what they’ve been sharing on Twitter via the hashtag #SaveQuicksilver.
Fans are trying to Save Quicksilver after Evan Peters’ Fietro in WandaVision
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— Heelix ⊗ #SaveQuicksilver (@heelixv) March 10, 2021
— woe ↯ #savequicksilver (@80SMAXlMOFF) March 9, 2021
— magne (@kitwqlker) March 8, 2021
So, it’s safe to say that fans are not happy with the way the character’s been treated by Marvel over the years.
I will have to say, in Marvel’s defense, the whole movie rights issue has been a problem for them.
You see, Fox owned the movie rights to the character until they were bought by Disney.
However, they made a deal with Marvel for Avengers: Age Of Ultron which allowed them to use the character for one movie, but they couldn’t call him Quicksilver nor refer to him as a mutant.
So, they killed him off in the movie and called him by his actual name, Pietro Maximoff.
Part of the deal was that they were allowed to use Wanda Maximoff in multiple movies, including the following Avengers films, and Captain America: Civil War.
It was a pretty complicated deal, and lead to Quicksilver being pushed to the curb.
What do you make of this campaign?
Do you think it’s time for Marvel to #SaveQuicksilver?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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