When it came to light that Quicksilver wasn’t actually Quicksilver and that he was just a guy named Ralph Bohner, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans were understandably upset. Even Peters’ take on the character made quite a splash in the 20th Century Fox “X-Men” movies, so for him to try out the role in a new way within the MCU was an exciting proposition. Turning him into a joke character threw all of that potential and excitement away in the eyes of many. However, now that we know Bohner is Jimmy Woo’s missing witness, there’s a chance for Peters to be redeemed within the MCU.
Being part of the Witness Protection Program gives Bohner a clean slate. It’s highly likely that’s not his real name and that he’s lived a life not even hinted at during his “WandaVision” appearances. While he can’t be Quicksilver without a multiversal explanation, seeing as Aaron Taylor-Johnson already played the character in the main MCU timeline, Bohner could be another major player from Marvel’s mythology. This could give an actor as talented as Peters more to do in the MCU sandbox while rectifying his previous casting as seemingly nothing more than a lazy gag character.
One can only hope that Jimmy Woo’s pursuit of Ralph Bohner continues in future MCU projects and that the latter, as well as his actor, get more to do. Ideally, such scenes don’t land on the cutting room floor in the future.