Although Marvel Studios has a vast library of characters to use in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are still many heroes and villains that they don’t have the film rights to, thanks to a period of leasing them out to other studios (specifically the X-Men, Spider-Man and Fantastic Four_. Quicksilver, however, is a rare character who actually has two cinematic homes. Because of his time with both the X-Men and the Avengers in the comics, both Marvel and 20th Century Fox are allowed to use the character. This creates a unique situation of having two different versions of the same character running around on the big screen essentially at the same time.

Last year we met 20th Century Fox’s Quicksilver, a.k.a. Peter Maximoff, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, played by Evan Peters. In May, though, we’ll meet the MCU’s version of Quicksilver, a.k.a Pietro Maximoff, who will be played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Avengers: Age of Ultron. You may feel tempted to guess that what we’ll wind up seeing is a carbon copy of the same thing in Joss Whedon’s blockbuster, but that actually couldn’t be further from the truth. There are actually some very big differences between these two adaptations of the character, and we’ve outlined them here:

7. Their Relationship With Scarlet Witch
Their Relationship With Scarlet Witch
When watching X-Men: Days of Future Past, many guessed that the young girl that Quicksilver was holding while watching the events in Washington DC unfold was actually his sister Wanda, but that turned out to be a bit of a misconception. There’s always the possibility that she could show up in a future movie, but so far we have yet to meet the X-Men Cinematic Universe’s version of Scarlet Witch.

This, however, is much different in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which will see Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Quicksilver and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch introduced at the same time and as tight as two siblings can be. Various reports have suggested that the two of them have encountered hardship all their lives together, and in Quicksilver’s case, this has resulted in him being overly protective of his sister. While X-Men’s Quicksilver functions as a solo act, it looks like the MCU’s Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are a permanent duo. And since Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have signed multi-picture deals, we’ll likely be seeing the two of them together through most of their appearances in the MCU.

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