Last year we were treated to the fifth installment in the main storyline of X-Men movies with X-Men: Days of Future Past, which basically restarted the past of all the X-Men movies (meaning Jean Grey and Cyclops never died, thank God), allowing them to usher in new versions of our favorite and most popular X-Men characters in the next film, X-Men: Apocalypse. However, some of the best news we’ve heard about the film recently is that Evan Peters will be reprising his role as fan favorite from the film Days of Future Past, Quicksilver.
Many fans had an initial fear that Peter’s Quicksilver wouldn’t be done well in the film due to the character’s design and wardrobe (that grey wig took us all for a spin), but we learned never to judge a book by it’s cover, seeing as how he turned out to be the superior version between Fox’s and Marvel’s portrayal of the character on the big screen – mostly due to that badass slow-motion scene in the pentagon’s kitchen when he took out those guards.
While speaking to Details, Peters describes X-Men: Apocalypse as “the biggest X-Men film,” since “it’s about the apocalypse, so the scope of the film is huge.” While discussing the role his character will have in all of this apocalypse-ness, Evan makes this statement:
“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.”
Peter Maxiomoff (Aka Quicksilver) has actually already had an encounter with his father, the guy his mother once knew who can control metal, Magneto. It looks like a family reunion will take place in Apocalypse, and Quicksilver may need to come to his father’s aid once again, seeing as how Magneto (Michael Fassbender) will be transformed into one of Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen, as well as Archangel (Ben Hardy), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Storm (Alexandra Shipp).
We may get a sneak peak of Peters’ Quicksilver in the X-Men Apocalypse trailer that’s releasing soon, but even if we don’t, knowing he’ll be apart of this already amazing ensemble of actors is good news. Maybe we’ll even be lucky enough to get another memorable slow-motion scene.
X-Men: Apocalypse is scheduled to release on May 27th, 2016.