Simon Kinberg Shares His Thoughts on Quicksilver Appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Age of Ultron Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.20.2014
“We created our Quicksilver in a vacuum…”
IGN recently spoke with X-Men: Days of Future Past screenwriter Simon Kinberg about the character of Quicksilver appearing in both X-Men: Days of Future Past and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Below are some highlights of his comments.
Kinberg on how they created Quicksilver for the X-Men franchise: "We created our Quicksilver in a vacuum – not knowing what their Quicksilver would be, and the same for them. It'll be interesting to see different interpretations."
Kinberg on X-Men getting to show Quicksilver first: "Luckily I guess for us we're the first ones out so we will be the first real experience of seeing Quicksilver. I know he was in the tag in Captain America, but it's not the same thing as really living with the character in a story."
Kinberg on how this hasn't really happened with a movie character before: "There's no real precedent in movies for something like this. Obviously characters change actors within the same franchise over time. But what I was talking with some of our actors about is it's not that different than like… do you know how many actors in our cast have played Macbeth at some point? Almost all the male actors in our cast. Michael [Fassbender] just made a Macbeth movie. You can find on the internet Ian [McKellen] playing Macbeth. Patrick [Stewart]'s done it. James McAvoy just did it on stage a year-and-a-half ago. There are lots of iconic characters that get played and interpreted by different actors. It's just rare that it's a movie character that has this kind of attention around him."
X-Men: Days of Future Past is out on May 23. Avengers: Age of Ultron is due out May 1, 2015.