I know outside movie canon, Peter Maximoff, also known as QuickSilver, is the son of Magneto in comics. However, what about him in this "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and X-Men movies, is he the son of Magneto/Erik? While saving Eric, he didn't know that they seem to don't know each other. Although, he does says his mother once knew a guy who could control metal.

Pietro Maximoff: They told me you control metal.

Erik Lehnsherr: "They"?

Pietro Maximoff: You know, my mom once knew a guy who could do that.

Is it only a joke in the movie or are the filmmakers implying that he is the son of Eric?

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    Actually, pietro isn't magnetos son anymore in the comics
    – cde
    Commented Dec 11, 2016 at 20:19
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    Not even a mutant either.
    – cde
    Commented Dec 11, 2016 at 21:04
  • Ohh, i thought this conflict occured for MCU only because they have sold rights to Mutants to Star
    – Panther
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 5:28
  • comicbook.com/2015/05/09/… its kind of an end run around the movie rights, but the current canon is that 616 Wanda and Pietro are genetic lab rats.
    – cde
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 6:30

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In X-Men: Days of Future Past it was considered just a joke / wink to the knowledgeable audience.

However, it was explicitly stated in X-Men - Apocalypse that Magneto was Quicksilver's father.

Edited Dialogue:

Quicksilver: "Do you know him...Magneto?"

Mystique: "Why do you care so much? You see his speech on TV or something?"

Quicksilver: "Yeah, but...He's my father."

Mystique: "What?"

Quicksilver: "Him and my mom, they did it. Yeah. He left my mom before I was born. I met him 10 years back...but I didn't know it was him. By the time I figured it out,it was too late."

  • So, being same movie universe , he is son of Magneto in this movie also. Just they don't know that for now. I have not watched Apocalypse
    – Panther
    Commented Dec 11, 2016 at 16:13
  • A huge chunk of the resolution of the movie's story revolves around this being true. Commented Dec 11, 2016 at 18:45

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