In Avengers: Age of Ultron

Pietro Maximoff (aka Quicksilver) is shot and killed whilst saving Hawkeye and a child in Sokovia.

Marvel has a long history of

bringing characters back from the dead

Is there anything from the rich annals of the Marvel comics to suggest that we might see them again?

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    @Bardo the licensing issues for the characters in question are well documented on this site, among others; at any rate, they are two different characters, so the death of one has nothing to do with future appearances of the other.
    – KutuluMike
    Jun 12, 2015 at 13:01
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    I appreciate the spoiler-free title. Most of the time it seems like someone watches a movie, immediately comes here and says 'Clawman died at the end of The Clawening, why would Mrs Claw laugh?' instead of censoring their title. Thank you. Jun 12, 2015 at 16:03
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    Shit man, I was just about to see "The Clawening". Thanks for ruiniing it jerk!
    – user20155
    Jun 13, 2015 at 0:52
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    Don't worry, he comes back in The Clawening 2: Claw Harder Jun 13, 2015 at 10:27
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    What are you doing @maguirenumber6, now you went and spoiled The Clawening 2 too!
    – BMWurm
    Jun 13, 2015 at 11:15

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Highly unlikely, based on the following account from a Q&A with Kevin Feige:

Quiksilver is DEAD. 100%, he's not coming back any time soon, there are no plans.
No LMD, no escaping bullets, no retcon.
Kevin Feige said he is dead and wanted to make sure people understood that.


Probably not (unfortunately).

Both Kevin Fiege and Joss Whedon have gone on record stating that after Phil Coulson's revival, bringing additional characters back from the dead would prevent the films from being able to build any real tension.

Additionally, multiple characters from Avengers: Age of Ultron have been announced to appear in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War - the character in question is not one of them.

Overall, we can't really say for certain though - we already know that there is at least one way to bring characters back from the dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and with Scarlet Witch having immensely powerful reality bending abilities (at least in the comics) and Avengers: Infinity War set to join the Infinity Stones in the Power Gauntlet, I'm not over exaggerating when I say that literally anything could happen.

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    " would stop the films from being able to build any real tension." - it hasn't stopped the comics. They used to say the only comic characters that stay dead are Bucky, Jean Grey, Uncle Ben, and Gwen Stacy. Guess why they don't say that anymore.
    – Random832
    Jun 12, 2015 at 21:08
  • I once saw a joke comic where Uncle Ben was complaining that everyone else gets to come back to life but not he.
    – steveha
    Jun 13, 2015 at 7:03

In the Marvel Studios universe? Seems that he won't.

However, Evan Peters will be reprising the role in X-Men: Apocalypse. So, hey, you get a speedster somewhere!

  • Considering the spoilers elsewhere, you might want to hide the last 2 sentences.
    – Kyle Kanos
    Jun 13, 2015 at 0:31
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    This answer is almost like saying "Well, The Flash has a second season coming up, so you don't have to worry about lack of speedsters!"
    – user46271
    Jun 13, 2015 at 11:05

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