Over the last decade or so, the MCU has run a trend of bringing back certain presumably dead characters back. Loki presumably died thrice but was brought back. Nick Fury possibly died, but came back. Bucky Barnes died, but did he? Nebula died and has been brought back. Thanos, Red Skull, half of the entire Universe, apparently everyone died only for a while. Except Quicksilver, Yondu and Tony’s parents (I’m sorry, burnnn!).
We recently found a piece of evidence for Hela to have escaped Asgard, and hence not die, and now we’ve got a new theory which states that Quicksilver is also alive in the MCU. Since this is a fictitious world that we’re talking about where a man who shoots web holds an Infinity Gauntlet and rides Shotgun on a Pegasus, anything could be possible. MCU has had a history of characters who have died and returned much later, so it can be done for Quicksilver as well.
It is just sad to see that Avengers: Endgame brought everyone back except Quicksilver. Scarlet Witch repeatedly talks about her love for Vision and mourns him, but we’ve never seen her mourn Quicksilver. Apparently Avengers: Age of Ultron made a huge deal about the regeneration cradle, and did not use it when Quicksilver died within the same movie.
We should not forget the Quicksilver has a healing ability which is much faster than normal humans. So the new theory that is revolving around the internet suggests that Quicksilver didn’t actually die. We only saw his body being transported on the Helicarrier and after that, he was never spoken of. The fact that Wanda never mourned him on screen could be a major clue to the fact that Pietro still lives.
His injuries were way too severe for any normal human to have survived and that’s probably why he didn’t recover instantly. But with his healing ability and the use of the cradle, Pietro could have been healing behind the scenes. Just because there were so many deep wounds to heal, it took time for him to be back.
Joss Whedon killed him off to raise the stakes of the film, but perhaps another reason for him to not be featured in the future of the MCU is that there’s already a Quicksilver running around in an alternate Universe. So, Marvel just wanted to avoid reusing Pietro even though he is a different version of the same character.
What’s crazy is that there were reports which actually suggested that Aaron Taylor Johnson was seen on the sets of Avengers: Endgame. Although he wasn’t in the movie, it won’t be crazy to believe that he could still be in talks with Marvel, and perhaps even had more movies in his contract. Upon being asked, Johnson totally denied being in Endgame saying,
“It’s not a conversation right now.”
Now that X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be ending for good, Marvel would be free to bring back their own speedster. Let’s just hope that they do it in the next 2-3 years because it would be really awesome to see Aaron Taylor Johnson return. Perhaps the upcoming Disney+ show WandaVision, which won’t premiere until late 2020 or 2021, could be the perfect stage for Pietro’s return. Let’s see what happens.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, William Hurt as General Ross, Tilda Swinton as Ancient One and Josh Brolin as Thanos.