This post contains what could be considered spoilers for the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, so turn back now if that will be an issue.
Evan Peters’ Quicksilver ended up being one of the best parts in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it looks like Fox recognized the appeal and beefed up his role in the upcoming Apocalypse. In an extensive interview with JoBlo, Peters opened up about trying to top that incredible slow motion scene from Days of Future Past.
“Yeah, I think that’s been the hardest thing,” says Peters. “Can we top it? They did such a f*cking awesome job. The special effects team is amazing… I was just a minion. 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.”
It was announced earlier that part of Quicksilver’s storyline in Apocalypse would be wrapped up with trying to find his father, taking the traditional storyline from the comics and giving it a bit of a twist. By acknowledging that Magneto is indeed his father (hinted at but not confirmed in Days of Future Past), there will be a whole new dynamic at play.
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.”
“Erik is basically living a normal life, has a family, has fallen in love, and has basically disappeared for the last eight years or so. He doesn’t use his powers, has left that life behind and lives a sort of simple life.”
Something tells me that the reunion with his mutant son and the arrival of Apocalypse himself is going to render the quiet life quite impossible.
X-Men: Apocalypse will explore the awkwardness of family dynamics on May 27, 2016.