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2020-06-02 3:17:02 AM  
Aaron Johnson is rumored to reprise his Avengers: Age of Ultron role as Pietro Maximoff

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2020-06-02 5:57:27 AM  

fusillade762: Aaron Johnson is rumored to reprise his Avengers: Age of Ultron role as Pietro Maximoff

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2020-06-02 6:01:01 AM  
"You didn't see that coming?"
 
2020-06-02 7:24:24 AM  
The Marvel version wasn't bad, he just couldn't hold a candle to slow motion shenanigans to folk rock and new wave.
 
2020-06-02 7:44:06 AM  
I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.
 
2020-06-02 7:53:58 AM  
Despite Disney's buyout of Fox, which previously owned the rights to the X-Men franchise, Peters will probably take on a new role in WandaVision.

Considering what we know about this show so far, I think it is actually more likely that he is playing Quicksilver.
 
2020-06-02 8:10:20 AM  
with his flagrant disregard for the law, is this a narcissistic super-villain that can't decide if he's a pedestrian or motor vehicle, or an eco-warrior saving the planet one pedal at a time?

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2020-06-02 8:22:30 AM  

Random Celebrity Insult Generator: with his flagrant disregard for the law, is this a narcissistic super-villain that can't decide if he's a pedestrian or motor vehicle, or an eco-warrior saving the planet one pedal at a time?

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I mean, M. Bison didn't start off as a mass murdering megalomaniac.  He had to slum his way up like anyone else.
 
2020-06-02 8:41:05 AM  

CT Zeal: I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.


The one that was a slow non-mutant was the more appropriate version of quicksilver?
 
2020-06-02 8:47:19 AM  

hammer85: CT Zeal: I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.

The one that was a slow non-mutant was the more appropriate version of quicksilver?


I was thinking more of the personality. The disdain for others.
 
2020-06-02 9:11:23 AM  
You mean the one that's in an incestuous relationship with his sister?
 
2020-06-02 9:13:22 AM  

CT Zeal: hammer85: CT Zeal: I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.

The one that was a slow non-mutant was the more appropriate version of quicksilver?

I was thinking more of the personality. The disdain for others.


I mean I guess even my answer was tongue in cheek because both iterations are much faster than "faster than the speed of sound" of the comics, though I guess near light speed still technically qualifies.

I like Peter's version for the personality more, because his constant need to be in motion gave more the appearance his "the entire world is so farking slow" while it was more played off for gags in AoU to mess with Hawkeye.
 
2020-06-02 9:15:43 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: You mean the one that's in an incestuous relationship with his sister?


Have you seen his sister? How could he not?
 
2020-06-02 9:25:33 AM  
Because Im BatMan ft. Quicksilver
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2020-06-02 9:49:57 AM  
Still the best super-speed sequence on film:
The Incredibles - 100 Mile Dash
Youtube t5v2qBBD-gE
 
2020-06-02 9:56:17 AM  

hammer85: CT Zeal: hammer85: CT Zeal: I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.

The one that was a slow non-mutant was the more appropriate version of quicksilver?

I was thinking more of the personality. The disdain for others.

I mean I guess even my answer was tongue in cheek because both iterations are much faster than "faster than the speed of sound" of the comics, though I guess near light speed still technically qualifies.

I like Peter's version for the personality more, because his constant need to be in motion gave more the appearance his "the entire world is so farking slow" while it was more played off for gags in AoU to mess with Hawkeye.


Yeah, the ADD on super crack portrayal fit a lot better than being grouchy all the time.  Wandavision is supposed to be a trip into the surreal, so Peters version would be right at home.
 
2020-06-02 10:06:58 AM  

Flappyhead: Yeah, the ADD on super crack portrayal fit a lot better than being grouchy all the time.


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// possibly the funniest line in all 6 X-movies
 
2020-06-02 10:11:49 AM  
Peters was the most powerful mutant in those movies, which is why the script always found a reason to either knock him out or just drop him entirely.

"Hey thanks for breaking Magneto out using your insanely fast speed that no one can compete with and we could definitely use in the next act of this movie. Well...bye!"

Also weird they dropped the whole "Magneto is actually your father" plotline.
 
2020-06-02 10:50:32 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Tyrone Slothrop: You mean the one that's in an incestuous relationship with his sister?

Have you seen his sister? How could he not?


Nope. All I know about it was people complaining Marvel had turned creepy, again.

/evidently Ms Marvell also has a farked up backstory
//and Ant Man was an abusive spouse
 
2020-06-02 11:05:11 AM  
skyotter:

Dash isn't even in his prime yet.
 
2020-06-02 11:17:06 AM  

CT Zeal: Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.


Copy and paste this criticism to basically every cinematic X-Men character.
 
2020-06-02 11:20:52 AM  

Summoner101: The Marvel version wasn't bad, he just couldn't hold a candle to slow motion shenanigans to folk rock and new wave.


The thing that gets me, is that Aaron Taylor Johnson was the more comic book accurate Quicksilver. He was kind of an asshole that no one really liked, and no one really cared when died.
 
2020-06-02 11:21:42 AM  

CT Zeal: I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.


That's why I should read the thread before commenting.
 
2020-06-02 11:37:37 AM  
Know what I think is good? Comic Wanda cosplay.
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2020-06-02 11:50:10 AM  

hammer85: CT Zeal: hammer85: CT Zeal: I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.

The one that was a slow non-mutant was the more appropriate version of quicksilver?

I was thinking more of the personality. The disdain for others.

I mean I guess even my answer was tongue in cheek because both iterations are much faster than "faster than the speed of sound" of the comics, though I guess near light speed still technically qualifies.

I like Peter's version for the personality more, because his constant need to be in motion gave more the appearance his "the entire world is so farking slow" while it was more played off for gags in AoU to mess with Hawkeye.


Depends on where you are in his story. In the comics he eventually gets enhanced and his powers are limitless, even able to accelerate molecules to insane rates - and outrun Thor's lightning. 

I liked the X-men version because it was fun. Visually astonishing as well.
 
2020-06-02 11:59:08 AM  
the only good Quicksilver. 
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2020-06-02 2:09:45 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Know what I think is good? Comic Wanda cosplay.
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That lady in the 2nd picture.  Wow.
 
2020-06-02 3:08:27 PM  

rockymountainrider: Colour_out_of_Space: Know what I think is good? Comic Wanda cosplay.
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That lady in the 2nd picture.  Wow.


She just took everything from me.
 
2020-06-02 3:23:36 PM  

covfefe: rockymountainrider: Colour_out_of_Space: Know what I think is good? Comic Wanda cosplay.
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That lady in the 2nd picture.  Wow.

She just took everything from me.


She doesn't even know you.
 
2020-06-02 3:34:50 PM  

skyotter: Still the best super-speed sequence on film:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/t5v2qBBD​-gE]


Damn good, I'll grant you.  But Mike Jittlov was there in 1979 with 'The Wizard of Speed and Time', made in his garage on a shoestring:

The Wizard of Speed and Time Original Short 1979
Youtube GoLhLn9hVkE
 
2020-06-02 3:36:04 PM  

shut_it_down: CT Zeal: Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.

Copy and paste this criticism to basically every cinematic X-Men character.


More like almost every cinematic comic book character.  Movies don't have time to delve into all the lore so everybody gets streamlined or altered to fit the story.
 
2020-06-02 3:46:40 PM  
There is no world where I care what happened to any of the Fox X-men characters. Logan is the only one of those movies that's actually good. I don't care what neat set pieces that character was in.
 
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2020-06-02 3:50:12 PM  
The Mac app?
 
2020-06-02 4:24:07 PM  
 
2020-06-02 4:24:55 PM  
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2020-06-02 4:37:49 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Tyrone Slothrop: You mean the one that's in an incestuous relationship with his sister?

Have you seen his sister? How could he not?


That's not in the main 616 timeline. It was in the Ultimates reality and other alternate realities
 
2020-06-02 4:42:36 PM  

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He's trying to walk that back...
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2020-06-02 4:51:25 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Tyrone Slothrop: You mean the one that's in an incestuous relationship with his sister?

Have you seen his sister? How could he not?


yeah, Scarlet Witch is insanely hot
 
2020-06-02 5:09:05 PM  

sephjnr: [Fark user image image 776x885]


"Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in Fox's most recent X-Men films, has reportedly joined been fired from Marvel Studios' WandaVision in an unspecified role."
 
2020-06-02 5:19:14 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: sephjnr: [Fark user image image 776x885]

"Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in Fox's most recent X-Men films, has reportedly joined been fired from Marvel Studios' WandaVision in an unspecified role."


Well, that was fast!
 
2020-06-02 5:49:05 PM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: sephjnr: [Fark user image image 776x885]

"Evan Peters, who played Quicksilver in Fox's most recent X-Men films, has reportedly joined been fired from Marvel Studios' WandaVision in an unspecified role."


I don't care who you are man, that's some funny shiat right there!
 
2020-06-02 7:43:02 PM  

phimuskapsi: hammer85: CT Zeal: hammer85: CT Zeal: I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.

The one that was a slow non-mutant was the more appropriate version of quicksilver?

I was thinking more of the personality. The disdain for others.

I mean I guess even my answer was tongue in cheek because both iterations are much faster than "faster than the speed of sound" of the comics, though I guess near light speed still technically qualifies.

I like Peter's version for the personality more, because his constant need to be in motion gave more the appearance his "the entire world is so farking slow" while it was more played off for gags in AoU to mess with Hawkeye.

Depends on where you are in his story. In the comics he eventually gets enhanced and his powers are limitless, even able to accelerate molecules to insane rates - and outrun Thor's lightning.

I liked the X-men version because it was fun. Visually astonishing as well.


Oh, I agree with both of you that Peters' version was a lot more fun and made for much better cinema.  I'm just saying that I could much more see Johnson's version pulling off this scene:

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Peters' Quicksilver, while constantly needing to go fast, doesn't seem as annoyed by the slow pace of reality around him; he just blazes past it.
 
2020-06-02 7:59:11 PM  
I thought the X-Men movie Quicksilver SUCKED. I like Evan Peters. He's a good actor! But the way they portrayed his powers didn't work for me. It made it seem a lot more like he was stopping time than moving fast, and it was so cheesy with the whole "Time in a Bottle" sequence.

He was also basically godlike with his powers being like that. EVERYTHING in those movies could have been handled by him in seconds, and the only way they could fix that big hole was to have him just written out of the story for "reasons" once they got their cool sequence out of him.

The only person more powerful than X-Men Movie Quicksilver was Xavier, and only because Charles could shut off Quicksilver's powers or freeze him entirely from the other side of the planet. And they constantly had to find "reasons" for Charles to be out of the fight, too.

That's shiatty writing. Over-power your characters and then just write them out when the previous stuff you did just to make them look amazing is not butting up against your main plot? Stupid.
 
2020-06-02 9:22:00 PM  

sephjnr: Long day isn't it, folks.

https://twitter.com/ephwinslow/status/​1267909023707410432


Especially when the tweet is unavailable.
 
2020-06-02 10:25:44 PM  
Nicholas D. Wolfwood complimented:
> But Mike Jittlov was there in 1979 with 'The Wizard of Speed and Time', made in his garage on a shoestring:

Thanks for remembering!

"Wizard of Speed and Time" was actually a modest demo of some effects in a science fiction feature I wanted to make.  This was its script cover:

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After I proved capable of creative filmmaking on a 1978 Disney special, the show's producers asked what I personally wanted to do.  I presented a draft of my script.  They actually read it, in their office, as I waited... and then looked like they'd been through a tornado.

"This is HUGE!" - Yup, bigger than The Black Hole.  It's a sci-fi roller coaster. - "You plan to animate this?" - No, that's just my concept drawing, it's a live action movie with a lot of new effects. - And who's going to direct it? - I do have a degree in Film Direction and Production/ - Mike, NO ONE is going to make a movie called SPEED! - Then use the original title, Godspeed. - No, that's worse!

After years of Hollywood runarounds, I only managed to indy-produce a movie satire of the experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5a_0​0​YVVkQ

And learned its video was in a Warner Bros production office, being used to inspire details and episodes of "The Flash" TV show (1990).  I called them on it, and the producers talked about giving me a quick cameo in a party scene.  Didn't happen, oh well.

I do admire the wonderful effects work in the current TV series - but the comicbook science and stories... sigh.

And enyoyed both Quicksilvers in the Marvel movies.  Though their powers and potentials were extremely underutilized.
 
2020-06-02 11:26:32 PM  

Mike Jittlov: Nicholas D. Wolfwood complimented:
> But Mike Jittlov was there in 1979 with 'The Wizard of Speed and Time', made in his garage on a shoestring:

Thanks for remembering!

"Wizard of Speed and Time" was actually a modest demo of some effects in a science fiction feature I wanted to make.  This was its script cover:

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After I proved capable of creative filmmaking on a 1978 Disney special, the show's producers asked what I personally wanted to do.  I presented a draft of my script.  They actually read it, in their office, as I waited... and then looked like they'd been through a tornado.

"This is HUGE!" - Yup, bigger than The Black Hole.  It's a sci-fi roller coaster. - "You plan to animate this?" - No, that's just my concept drawing, it's a live action movie with a lot of new effects. - And who's going to direct it? - I do have a degree in Film Direction and Production/ - Mike, NO ONE is going to make a movie called SPEED! - Then use the original title, Godspeed. - No, that's worse!

After years of Hollywood runarounds, I only managed to indy-produce a movie satire of the experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5a_00​YVVkQ

And learned its video was in a Warner Bros production office, being used to inspire details and episodes of "The Flash" TV show (1990).  I called them on it, and the producers talked about giving me a quick cameo in a party scene.  Didn't happen, oh well.

I do admire the wonderful effects work in the current TV series - but the comicbook science and stories... sigh.

And enyoyed both Quicksilvers in the Marvel movies.  Though their powers and potentials were extremely underutilized.


Thank you for the backstory!  I saw the original on HBO back when they played shorts before movies (around the same time they were playing Hardware Wars).  Then when the internet became a thing, I saw the extended remake and thought it was the same one and that my memory was just f*cking with me.  It's nice to finally know the whole story.
 
2020-06-03 12:49:14 AM  

Mike Jittlov: Nicholas D. Wolfwood complimented:
> But Mike Jittlov was there in 1979 with 'The Wizard of Speed and Time', made in his garage on a shoestring:

Thanks for remembering!

"Wizard of Speed and Time" was actually a modest demo of some effects in a science fiction feature I wanted to make.  This was its script cover:

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After I proved capable of creative filmmaking on a 1978 Disney special, the show's producers asked what I personally wanted to do.  I presented a draft of my script.  They actually read it, in their office, as I waited... and then looked like they'd been through a tornado.

"This is HUGE!" - Yup, bigger than The Black Hole.  It's a sci-fi roller coaster. - "You plan to animate this?" - No, that's just my concept drawing, it's a live action movie with a lot of new effects. - And who's going to direct it? - I do have a degree in Film Direction and Production/ - Mike, NO ONE is going to make a movie called SPEED! - Then use the original title, Godspeed. - No, that's worse!

After years of Hollywood runarounds, I only managed to indy-produce a movie satire of the experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5a_00​YVVkQ

And learned its video was in a Warner Bros production office, being used to inspire details and episodes of "The Flash" TV show (1990).  I called them on it, and the producers talked about giving me a quick cameo in a party scene.  Didn't happen, oh well.

I do admire the wonderful effects work in the current TV series - but the comicbook science and stories... sigh.

And enyoyed both Quicksilvers in the Marvel movies.  Though their powers and potentials were extremely underutilized.


Thank you, Mike, for the joy and magic you brought into the world, and to me personally.

I bought one of your film prints of the original 'Wizard of Speed and Time', and was fortunate enough to see you at a small convention in Northern Virginia.

When a business trip took me to Los Angeles - back in the late 90's? - I was the crazy person who drove past your house and stopped to say 'Hi!'

I should never have invaded your personal space, but you were kind and gracious enough to invite me in for a minute.  All I wanted was to say 'Thank you', and to wish you well.

Godspeed!
 
2020-06-03 9:03:12 AM  

CT Zeal: I love Evan Peters.  And his scenes were the best parts of Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse.  But Johnson's version really was more appropriate for the character as written in the comics.  If I had to choose, I'd say I absolutely prefer Peters' version for being more fun and visually striking, but they're two completely different characters, and Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.


Agreed. Quicksilver is a surly arrogant asshole, always has been always will be. He's like Namor but without the gravitas and upbringing to pull it off despite being Magneto's son.  I LOVED the Fox version but I think the MCU is slightly closer to the source character.
 
2020-06-03 10:13:56 AM  

Flappyhead: shut_it_down: CT Zeal: Peters' isn't really Quicksilver, he just has his powers.

Copy and paste this criticism to basically every cinematic X-Men character.

More like almost every cinematic comic book character.  Movies don't have time to delve into all the lore so everybody gets streamlined or altered to fit the story.


It's not about the lore or the backstories, it's about the characterization. Streamlining the lore doesn't have to mean streamlining away the characters' established personalities.
 
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