One of the reasons Evan Peters’ Quicksilver was such a scene stealer in “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” is that the character didn’t overstay his welcome. Limited in screentime, the role mostly revolved around the key sequence in which his character helped break a young Magneto (Michael Fassbender) out of a holding cell in the basement of the Pentagon.
When Peters was confirmed to return for the upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse,” we knew his role would be expanded for the next film. By how much was the question, and in a new interview with Collider he reveals that his part once again includes a key sequence – albeit one both larger in scale and ambition:
“Yeah, Quicksilver does his thing again, in the new film. It’s bigger, longer and more detailed. I think it’s an amazing sequence that they’ve put together. Just filming it, I was like, ‘Oh, my god!’ I think we shot for 22 days of second unit, working on the sequence, which is amazing.
It’s so cool to take that much time to make something like that really pop and really work. Knock on wood, I think it’s going to be a fun and enjoyable sequence for people to watch, with Quicksilver running around and doing his thing in slow-mo time. I hope people like it.”
Quicksilver is also expected to score a deeper character arc in the new film as he searches for his father. “X-Men: Apocalypse” hits cinemas May 27th.