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Up until now, the X-Men: Days of Future Past version of Quicksilver has been relegated to still images. Even without knowing how he’d look in motion, fans have had plenty to say about the punk metallic look of the character. Now, his movements have been revealed thanks to commercial for fast food burger chain Carl’s Jr. It shows Quicksilver in action, which seems like very odd place to reveal the movement of a character whose design has generated such polarized responses. Check out the Quicksilver Carls Jr commercial below.

The commercial comes from Hardees (via HitFix):

And here’s a behind the scenes video of the Quicksilver Carls Jr commercial (with an appearance by Colossus):

And don’t forget, Mystique has a commercial too.

For those who are unsure why this is a big deal, here’s a brief history lesson. Marvel Studios (which doesn’t own the X-Men film rights) announced they’d be using Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Those characters are the children of Magneto, who is obviously part of the X-Men universe. They’re also regular members of the Avengers so they fall into a weird grey area where both studios can use them.

After Whedon announced he was using Quicksilver in the Marvel Universe, Bryan Singer announced he was also using the character in the X-Men universe, leading to lots of conversations about who’d be first, how similar they’d be, fan confusion and more. We finally saw the X-Men version in a few still images, and then Marvel version was revealed after. It’s pretty obvious they’re very, very different takes on the character.

According to Singer, Quicksilver – played by Evan Peters – isn’t a huge part of the film, but does have one huge, effects sequence, presumably something like those videos above with less eating. It’s another piece of this complicated puzzle that’ll play out on screen May this year, in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and next year, in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

What do you think of Quicksilver’s debut above?

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