Quicksilver, the mutant who has the ability to move at great speeds, had the most standout sequence in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Actor Evan Peters made a positive impression on audiences around the world. Fans wanted to learn more about the identity of the character and his powers.
Peters returns in “X-Men: Apocalypse” but there is a twist.
In an interview with JoBlo, Peters confirmed that his character, Quicksilver, is the son of Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a Magneto (Michael Fassbender). He was quoted by the website in saying:
“I have learned that he’s my father at this point and I am trying to … I don’t know what I can say. Yeah. It’s like an adoptive child or any kind of child who has a strange father trying to … He knows who he is now so he is trying to find him. He’s been searching for him. It’s been 10 years and he hasn’t found him and then something happens.”
However, this is familiar news to fans of the X-Men comic books.
According to the story of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Magneto went into hiding after suffering public humiliation and defeat at the end of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and sought some sanctuary in Poland, trying to settle down with a family until everything was once again taken away from him. Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) finds him and inducts him into his team.
Now, Quicksilver sides with Professor X against Apocalypse, and thus, against his father. This will no doubt add a lot of interesting conflict and drama in the movie being shot by Bryan Singer. It will be interesting to see whether they join hands together in the end, either to aid or destroy Apocalypse.
However, for fans of the character, the most important aspect of the mutant is his ability to run at great speeds. The kitchen scene in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is one of the most standout scenes among all the X-Men films. Peters hints at something equally special in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”
“Yeah, I think that’s been the hardest thing,” says Peters. “Can we top it? They did such a f*****g awesome job. The special effects team is amazing. Bryan Schmears over at Second Unit, everybody just made that whole sequence awesome, I thought. I was just a minion.”
Peters added that “They just told me what to do so I didn’t really have much to do with it but I was curious to see how they were going to top it and if they could and I think they have. I’m very excited to see it myself. I’m excited for everybody to see it because we’ve been working hard on it.”
According to screenwriter Simon Kinberg as quoted by IGN, Peters’ role will be expanded further. “The plan was to use him in the next X-Men movie and have him expand his part and grow into the franchise,” said Kinberg. “That was the thought. But now people have seen the movie and he’s one of the most beloved things in the film universally, there’s no question that he’s going to be a big part of the next movie.”
“X-Men: Apocalypse” releases in cinemas worldwide starting May 18, 2016.