When Avengers: Age of Ultron hit theaters back in 2015, the abrupt intro and death of Quicksilver in the Marvel Cinematic Universe left a bad taste in the mouths of fans. The character became the focus of a lot of memes and speculation on whether or not he was actually dead. Aaron Taylor-Johnson also previously stated his desire to keep playing the character in the future. Some fans even felt his death was due to Marvel Studios needing to back down, since Fox had already established a successful Quicksilver character in their X-Men universe, although this argument doesn’t have any proof behind it, it’s still clear that Marvel wanted the character dead.
Previously, Joss Whedon explained his reasoning for killing the character and even talked about a conversation he had with Johnson saying: “It felt very disingenuous for me, especially the second time around, …… to say that there is no price and everybody walks away. In this movie, we’re saying, ‘Prove to me that you guys are heroes. And he’s the guy that does it.'” When it’s put like that it did make sense for the character to pay the ultimate price. Head of Marvel Kevin Feige later confirmed, likely due to all the speculation, the character is 100% dead.
Still, as many fans know with regard to the Marvel Universe, nobody has to stay dead permanently, so when metro.co.uk asked Aaron if he would be willing to handle the role of Quicksilver in a future Avengers movie he simply stated:
And then added:
‘I don’t have any knowledge I could share with you if I did.’
One would think at this point it simply isn’t a case closed situation, and where there is smoke maybe there is fire. Marvel hasn’t informed him the character will never be returning and that’s something fans can use to hold onto a bit of hope. It’s important to note, they did have an alternate version of Age of Ultron in which the character lived. Joss Whedon previously acknowledge that: “We did actually shoot him in the last scene, in an outfit, with his sister. We also shot him, waking up, saying, ‘Ah, I didn’t really die from these 47 bullet wounds!’ Actually, we shot something else with that, but…maybe I’ll let you know about that later.” Speculatively, fans have thought that with his fast metabolism and Helen Cho’s Cradle technology from the film, the character could have been healed. Perhaps that is what Whedon meant here? Unfortunately, we have likely passed that point of this being plausible since it wouldn’t have made sense to hide the resurrection of her brother from Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) – who is still dealing with his death in Captain America: Civil War. However, there is still that “something else” that Whedon mentioned.
It’s been rumored many times that villains could be resurrected for Avengers: Infinity War. If that’s the case why not heroes? In the comics, the reality stone had resurrection capabilities. If you ask me, we haven’t actually seen any reality bending abilities from Scarlet Witch in the movies, so if she was to somehow get a hold of the reality stone perhaps that could be a way for those abilities to be unlocked, and for her to possibly resurrect her brother. Let’s face it though, if they were to ever plan a resurrection for the character, they would never tell us in advance!
What do you think do you want Quicksilver back? Let us know in the comments.