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The Quicksilver of Two Worlds: How A D-List Speedster Became Hot Hollywood Property

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The Marvel superhero Quicksilver is not a big deal. I say that as someone who counts the guy among his favorite characters. What can I say? His snotty superiority has always spoken to me on a profound level. Yet I concede that the mutant speedster is not a marquee name. He's not even as popular as his nearest DC equivalent, the Flash. Calling him "B-list" may be a little generous.

Despite this he's going to appear in two separate movie blockbuster franchises played by two different actors in a single year -- a feat that Superman, Spider-Man, Batman and the Hulk can't match. None of this is because of public demand. So what is it about the character that landed him in this unique position?

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Link Ink: Conan’s ‘Comic-Con’ 2015 Plans, Quicksilver’s Bacon And ‘Hyper Dragonball Z’

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‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Concept Art Shows Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver And Hulkbuster Iron Man In Action

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Tonight's Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe special didn't blow too many minds as it preempted Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but the hourlong Marvel movie commercial special did succeed in revealing concept art of two characters fans have been waiting to see for awhile. Get a look at Scarlet Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver's (played by Aaron Johnson) potential costume designs from Avengers: Age of Ultron -- plus Iron Man battling the Hulk in his Hulkbuster armor -- after the cut.

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Empire Goes All Out With 25 ‘X-Men Days Of Future Past’ Covers

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X-fans got their first look at several images of characters from the upcoming X-Men Days of Future Past movie today, in the form of a series of covers -- 25 in total -- from Empire Magazine's January 30 issue.

Some of the covers offer new looks at characters we've seen before, such as James McAvoy's Professor X, Michael Fassbender's Magneto, Peter Dinklage's Bolivar Trask, Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique, and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine. Others, however, are the first fans are seeing of particular characters, such as Evan Peters' woefully begoggled Quicksilver and Fan Bingbing as Blink. There are also looks at new actors playing roles that have been in previous films, such as Toad and William Stryker.

Check out a huge selection of the covers, which also offer another good look at the Sentinels, after the jump!

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Elizabeth Olsen Is Definitely, Certainly, For Sure And For Real Playing Scarlet Witch

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First it was rumored, then Samuel L. Jackson said something about it, but it wasn't fully nailed down until today that actress Elizabeth Olsen will for-sure be playing the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The actress herself confirmed it to MTV in a press junket for the upcoming Oldboy remake.

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‘Kick-Ass’ Star Aaron Johnson Joins ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ As Quicksilver

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A day after Samuel L. Jackson let the cat out of the bag that Elizabeth Olsen will be playing the Scarlet Witch in Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Latino Review is reporting that Wanda Maximoff's brother Pietro, a.k.a. Quicksilver, has been cast, too.

The speedster will reportedly be played by Aaron Johnson, who already has a superhero pedigree with his starring role in the Kick-Ass franchise. This marks the second actor to be cast in the Quicksilver role -- essentially concurrently -- as Evan Peters is set to star as the same character in Fox's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Marvel’s Next Big Thing: ‘Avengers Origins’ Flesh Out Five Heroes Starting in November [Comic-Con]

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Though they most likely won't star in an Avengers film in the immediate future, a handful of your favorite costumed crimefighters will star in weekly origin one-shots starting this November. Four of Marvel's mightiest heroes will get the

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