In WandaVision, Evan Peters is cast as a version of Wanda's brother Pietro, aka Peter, aka Quicksilver. The Quicksilver in the X-Men movies is generally considered a different character than Pietro Maximoff in the MCU, though both are versions of the same comic book character. Given that the same actor played Quicksilver in multiple X-Men movies, was the likeness of the character as portrayed by Evan Peters owned by Fox?

Did Marvel Studios need to get a license or permissions from Fox to use that character? Or does using the same actor playing a similar character not fall into using the likeness of that character?

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This article by the LA Times has a good explanation which can be summed up with

Disney’s acquisition of Fox in 2019 changed that. Fox’s separate “X-Men” franchise is no more, and Marvel Studios is free to incorporate any of those characters into the MCU.

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    I edited the question to replace Sony with Fox; I was just getting mixed up on the Spider-Man thing. Thanks!
    – GendoIkari
    Commented Jun 25, 2021 at 19:37

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