Evan Peters was just about everyone’s favorite part of X-Men: Days of Future Past. His portrayal of Quicksilver, which initially drew jeers and eye rolls because of his- shall we say- “unconventional” appearance, was a highlight of the film. So it should come as no surprise that he was invited back for X-Men: Apocalypse, the hotly-anticipated follow-up. Peters found some time to get away from the set of the FX series American Horror Story to film his part, and it sounds like he was impressed with what he saw.
In an interview with Details, Peters was asked about the scale of the film. After all, Days of Future Past was the grandest story ever told in any of the seven X-Men films so far. It spanned two different timelines; It included a massive, star-studded cast that included faces both knew and familiar to the series; It concluded with Magneto dropping a stadium over the White House, and the world being very loudly confronted with the fact that mutants exist and they are capable of terrifying things.
Peters answered the aforementioned question by stating that Apocalypse is actually going to top that.
“Absolutely. It’s the biggest X-Men film. It’s about the apocalypse, so the scope of the film is huge.”
Something else that comic book fans spoke about, with regard to Quicksilver, was the fact that he’s known to be Magneto’s son. In the film, there was a loose, coy reference to this. Will we get more about the relationship between Magneto and his bastard son? After all, in the film continuity, Quicksilver doesn’t even know who his father is.
“[…] the story is that my character is searching for his father and wants to find him. It starts there and then he jumps on the X-Men train and gets sucked up in this whole Apocalypse madness: He tries to stop him from destroying the world.”
Cool to see that his character’s role in the films is going to get expanded upon. In Days of Future Past, while his sequence nearly stole the film, it almost felt like a glorified cameo. The character was introduced and treated in a way that didn’t link him directly to the primary storyline, beyond his specific part in it. But it sounds like, in Apocalypse, he’ll be woven more directly into the fabric of the plot.
So what do you think? Do you believe X-Men: Apocalypse will be the granddaddy of all the X-Movies? Are you psyched to see more of Quicksilver, and an exploration of his connection to Magneto? Sound off below!