Marvel Comics’ Quicksilver has had quite a year at the movies. From featuring in one of X-Men: Days of Future Past‘s most memorable scenes busting Magneto out of jail underneath the Pentagon, to joining the Avengers in battling the forces of a murderous robot in Avengers: Age of Ultron, two distinct visions of the Marvel speedster showed audiences that the character is versatile. Still, with his status in the Marvel Cinematic Universe seemingly laid to rest in Age of Ultron, and another X-Men film looming for release next May, there was still a question of whether or not the wisecracking version of the character played by Evan Peters would return in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Now, those questions can be laid to rest.
In a new Instagram post from director Bryan Singer, he reveals the presence of Evan Peters and some complicated-looking photography for Quicksilver on the set of Apocalypse. See it below.
While in the past, producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg has stated that Quicksilver will have an expanded role in the sequel, we hadn’t yet received any other concrete information on Evans’ return. This would seem to put any of those doubts to rest. Quicksilver was, without question, one of the most beloved characters of the latest X-Men film, and it’s only natural that he be included in the direct follow-up.
X-Men: Apocalypse will be the final part of the “First Class trilogy,” bringing James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence together for at least one more time as Professor X, Magneto, and Mystique, respectively. Apocalypse will also bring younger versions of Cyclops, Storm, and Jean Grey into the fold and tell the story of how they initially joined the X-Men in the wake of the continuity-altering events of Days of Future Past.
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27th, 2016.
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