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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

X-Men Days of Future Past Quicksilver First Look!

Holy can of carnal knowledge, the hits just keep on coming with the comic character of Quicksilver. We got a strange thermal underwear-wearing Quicksilver in Avengers Age of Ultron, and then we have a first look at Evan Peters as the mutant speedster for X-Men Days of Future Past.

This wasn't a leaked photo, they actually featured this first look on the cover of Empire magazine, and, boy, did it get a reaction from comic geeks, nerds, whatever the cool thing to call ourselves these days. If you happened to miss it, I'm sorry to say that I will subject you to the torture. It's only fair to share.

Once again, are you kidding me? What look did this pop out from, because it definitely wasn't from any of the X-Men comics?

Now, I know the first X-Men costumes in the original movies weren't exactly true to the comic books. The only thing that made them look like X-Men in those movies were the belts with the Xs on them.

However, at the least the characters' looks did have iconic things that associated them with their comic book counterparts, such as Cyclop's visor, Wolverine's weird hair, and Storms eyes going white and her cape. Quicksilver, so far, in Days of Future Past has really nothing but the silver hair, which was never long, to resemble his character from the famous comic panels.

Why would a speedster be wearing a leather jacket? Talk about an item of clothing that would cause major wind resistance. Although Aaron Taylor Johnson's costume as Quicksilver in Avengers Age of Ultron is nothing to get excited about either, at least it somewhat does hint at the character of Quicksilver and looks a tad more aerodynamic or suited for a character who moves around super fast. If you missed the first look at Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the upcoming Avengers Age of Ultron, you can click the link to see some pics of that utter bomb as well.

If they could make Captain America's costume work in the Avengers movie, in which everyone was concerned about, they can definitely make a semi-cool looking Quicksilver costume that resembles the comics somewhat. I say to Hollyweird, stop dictating what the fans and people won't accept concerning comic characters. We accepted Thor and Captain America in costume on the big screen and those are two mighty hard sells concerning comic costumes from panel to screen. I do have to note they did an amazing job. Though the Cap suit was a bit weird in the Avengers movie, I did buy the plausibility of it. My question is: Why do they think we wouldn't accept a Quicksilver costume on the big screen if done right?

Look, just use the same material they used to make Spidey's costume from the Sam Rami's or Marc Webb's franchise. The materials used in those movies look sleek enough, but then make it to the design of Quicksilver's costume. There's a blue and silver costume and a green and silver one. Pick one, man. All I know is that whatever they've got out now is not an acceptable Quicksilver look. The X-Men Days of Future Past one is perhaps the most shameful comic book representation I've seen to date, with the Scarlet Witch in the Avengers Age of Ultron coming in at a close 2nd. 

As I've said plenty of times, there's no reason to use a character if you can't even represent the look decently on the big screen. Being that Bryan Singer is an X-Men comic fan, I scratch my head about how he thought this look for one of the most popular mutants in comics would be anywhere near acceptable. Oh, well, at least Quicksilver has a minor role in X-Men Days of Future Past.


  1. Previous X-Men films have gone overboard with the number of characters but X-Men: Days Of Future Past has found the right balance.

    1. Although I do have some nit picking beefs with Days of Future Past, I really did enjoy the movie and thought they did balance it quite well concerning the amount of characters involved. Unfortunately some characters were basically just there as fillers like Bishop and Blink.

  2. The cast, the story, and the direction are excellent... and despite my annoyance with time-travel storylines, the method they opt for is better than usual. This is not only the smartest and most entertaining entry in the X-men franchise, it is also one of the best superhero films to date.

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    1. I'd have to agree, Marlene, it's the best X-Men film so far in my opinion as well.

  3. do you guys love this X-Men Days of Future Past Movie Jacket ? who got that jacket to be the best fan of this movie ?