Joss Whedon could care less about Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Controversy rose between camps when Joss Whedon chose to add Quicksilver to his script for The Avengers 2, and then the same character was chosen to be in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Obviously it was a big deal to the fans and studio executives that rival studios were planning to use the son of the mutant Magneto in their respective films, but the fine print stated that both Marvel and Fox could use Quicksilver if Marvel didn’t refer to him as a mutant. Of course, this might also mean Fox can’t refer to him as an Avenger. After all, there are two sides to this.
Of course, the directors still took shots at each other over the use of the same character. Bryan Singer took to Twitter to say that before Quicksilver was an Avenger, he was just a really fast kid. Joss Whedon had countered, saying that Quicksilver was one of the Avengers in the comics when he was growing up. The battle over Quicksilver ignited fan rage everywhere.
Now it could be argued either way that dibs should go to this director or the other, as X-Men films have been around for over a decade, but Marvel made comic book movies highly profitable.
However, it has now come to light that Joss Whedon doesn’t really care about the X-Men: Days of Future Past version of Quicksilver. He adds, “I don’t. I really, you know what, I’m doing my thing and I’m very excited about my thing.”
Joss Whedon just wants to have fun with The Avengers 2 and not be bogged down with technicalities:
“When you’re making a large scale superhero film and a large scale superhero film comes out, you have to go and see it to make sure you’re not imitating it. That you don’t have a giant plot point or set piece that is exactly the same as yours. And it does happen a lot and we say, ‘Oh, we better zig instead of zag.’ You have to watch it for that, but also, to get a bit of inspiration. You either have a great time or you think, ‘Well, I can top that,’ but I’m definitely going to have a great time.”
What do you think about Joss Whedon’s apathy toward Quicksilver being in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Is he turning a blind eye to a problem, or does he really not care?