|Appeared in|| Captain America: The Winter Soldier|
Avengers: Age of Ultron
- "You didn't see that coming?"
- ―Pietro Maximoff[src]
Pietro Maximoff is capable of moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. He is twin brother of Wanda Maximoff.
As HYDRA was harnessing the power of the scepter for a variety of effects, such as powering paraphernalia ranging from their own technology to Chitauri tech recovered from New York, Strucker approaches a group of Sokovian rioters, offering them the power needed to save their country. Among the rioters are twins Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. The Sokovians agree, and each undergo a number of tests where they are exposed to the scepter's energy; out of all of the test subjects, only the Maximoffs survive.
To be added
Pietro and his sister Wanda have Eastern European accents.
Powers and Abilities
- Superhuman Speed: Quicksilver has the ability to run at extremely high, supersonic speeds. When imprisoned by Wolfgang von Strucker, he was able move from one end of his cell to another in less than a fraction of a second.
- Speed-induced resistance: Quicksilver can resist the effects of friction, reduced oxygen, and kinetic impact, while moving at incredible speeds.
- Superhuman reflexes: Quicksilver's increased speed also augments his reaction time, allowing him to react to danger and events much faster than a normal human.
- Scarlet Witch - Sister.
- Ultron - Ally turned enemy.
- The Vision - Ally.
- Baron Von Strucker - Ally.
- Dr. List - Ally
- The Avengers - Enemies turned allies.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (2 films)
- Marvel Cinematic Universe (1 comic)
Behind the scenes
- The film's character is based off of the Ultimate Marvel version.
- On October 30th, Aaron Taylor-Johnson officially signed on as Quicksilver.
- Johnson's Kick-Ass co-star Evan Peters portrayed the X-Men version of the character in 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past and 2016's X-Men: Apocalypse.
- Two cinematic versions of Quicksilver currently exist simultaneously. Quicksilver can be used by either Marvel Studios or 20th Century Fox providing that the latter doesn't mention anything about his allegiance to the Avengers and the former doesn't refer to him as a "mutant" or name him as Magneto's son. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige stated that the Marvel Studios' version of Quicksilver would differ from Evan Peter's version of the character from X-Men: Days of Future Past in that they would focus on his history in Eastern Europe, while the X-Men version of the character omitted this background detail.
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson's mid-credits role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was uncredited.
- Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn revealed that both the twins were originally going to appear in the film's post end credit scene.