Quicksilver once again stood out in “X-Men: Apocalypse.” His scene, “The Extraction,” was hailed by critics as one of the most memorable sequences in the entire film. Fox recently revealed how they were able to pull that scene off.
According to ComicBook.com, Fox just released a behind-the-scenes clip about that Quicksilver moment. The minute-long featurette showed the work that went in to making that scene a reality. A Phantom camera was used to shoot what director Bryan Singer called a “very, very elaborate film sequence.”
Producer Hutch Parker meanwhile explained why it was important for them to include that scene. “We all fell in love with Quicksilver in the last film,” Parker said in the clip. “We wanted to find a unique and interesting way to take his powers further.” In the movie, Quicksilver was tasked to “zip through an imploding X-Mansion” and save the students inside.
Actor Evan Peters earlier said that it almost took them three weeks to film that one scene. “It took like 20-something days…It was insane. It was a lot,” the actor told Cinema Blend. “But it was very fun, and we just basically tried to top the last one, right? Make it bigger, better, longer, more interesting, funnier… It was cool – and the song is great too!” The Eurythmics song “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” was used for his big moment.
Maximising his powers isn’t the only thing his character did in the movie, though. “You get to go into Quicksilver’s emotions a little bit [in this movie],” the actor told The Wall Street Journal. “He’s trying to sort of get out of his mom’s basement. He’s cleaned up a little bit, stolen a little bit less, got into music a little bit more.”
Check out the “X-Men: Apocalypse” featurette on Quicksilver’s scene below.