We have a pretty stacked summer ahead of us, kicking off in May with Captain America: Civil War, followed by the (hopefully) equally epic X-Men: Apocalypse. The mutants of First Class and Days of Future Past are no longer the new kids on the block, as younger versions of Jean Grey, Scott Summers and more are getting in on the action in the upcoming sequel. To better familiarize you with the lineup, 20th Century Fox has released several new character posters which boast various mutants old and new along with their respective powers.
If you are unfamiliar with the X-Men comics and Quicksilver’s origins, then you’ll probably consider this bit of news a pretty big spoiler — turn back now. And if you are familiar with the comics, then you’ll be happy to know that Evan Peters has confirmed the identity of Quicksilver’s father and promises that his big X-Men: Apocalypse sequence will be a worth follow-up to the scene in Days of Future Past.
Like the trailer for Captain America: Civil War, the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse has a whole lot to unpack, from new characters to Oscar Isaac’s ungodly villain and his four horsemen, and yes, the bald-ification of James McAvoy’s Professor X. To help you digest all of this, director Bryan Singer has offered a breakdown of some of the bigger happenings in the new sequel.
One of the absolute best and most striking sequences in X-Men: Days of Future Past was Quicksilver’s big slow-mo moment in the kitchen, and it looks like we’ll be getting another similar sequence in X-Men: Apocalypse. Director Bryan Singer is teasing another big Quicksilver action scene in a new photo from the set of X-Men: Apocalypse, giving us a little taste of the making of such a cool sequence.
The Marvel superhero Quicksilver is not a big deal. I say that as someone who counts the guy among his favorite characters. What can I say? His snotty superiority has always spoken to me on a profound level. Yet I concede that the mutant speedster is not a marquee name. He's not even as popular as his nearest DC equivalent, the Flash. Calling him "B-list" may be a little generous.
Despite this he's going to appear in two separate movie blockbuster franchises played by two different actors in a single year -- a feat that Superman, Spider-Man, Batman and the Hulk can't match. None of this is because of public demand. So what is it about the character that landed him in this unique position?