As the great philosopher Plato once said, “No one ever really dies in comic books.” This is a truism that’s bled into their film counterparts. Between characters like Bucky Barnes, Loki, and Nick Fury, Marvel Studios is quite guilty of “fake killing” characters, only to bring them back at a later time. One character that has, surprisingly, stayed dead, however, is that of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver.
If you’ll recall, back when Avengers: Age of Ultron was released, it was all but assumed that fan punching bag Hawkeye would meet his maker. Writer/director Joss Whedon, however performed a successful bait-and-switch when Quicksilver hopped in front of Hawkeye, taking a round of bullets to the back, and giving Mr. Barton the opportunity to continue to ruffle some feathers in Captain America: Civil War. Fans have never been one hundred percent sure he was dead. Joss Whedon even shot a deleted scene that showed Quicksilver surviving.
Deleted scenes aside, there’s currently no evidence that Quicksilver ever come back. But this hasn’t stopped some fan speculation. Speaking with Metro.co.uk (via MCUExchange), actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson was asked if he’s be willing to come back to the franchise should the situation called for it. Taylor-Johnson answered, stating he’d “absolutely” be up for coming back, but tempered his response with the following:
“I don’t have any knowledge I could share with you if I did.”
So put away your celebratory Under Armor, folks. While there’s always a chance that he’d be back, there’s no real guarantee. In the grand scheme of things, actors know very little about the specific inner workings at the studios. All they usually know in these big studio films is when to show up and what lines to read.
But is there a real possibility? You can never rule things out. Given the direction of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s possible that the upcoming Avengers flick — with the big confrontation with Thanos — can somehow bring about the resurrection of Quicksilver. That being said, if I were Marvel Studios, I’d be hesitant to open up that Pandora’s Box, as it has the potential to undercut any real dramatic tension.
While I can’t say Quicksilver was anyone’s favorite Avenger, I will say that the studio would do well to keep his death. The last thing we want is the single death in the franchise to get overruled. That being said, one can’t rule out the possibility of him coming back in a dream sequence or flashback of sorts. I could be on board for that.
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