Quicksilver to Get ‘Bigger Role’ in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

By July 20, 2015

One of the most memorable scenes of last year’s blockbuster X-Men: Days of Future Past featured Quicksilver, as played by Evan Peters. As he, Professor X, and Wolverine attempt to break Magneto out of jail at the bottom of the Pentagon, they come upon a fully armed security detail when Quicksilver lets his speed loose to foil the guards in one of the most fantastic visual effects sequences of the year. For those who enjoyed that scene and the character at the center of it, it looks like you may have more to look forward to next year.

In an interview with Peters at MTV News, the actor talked a bit about the pressure on the team behind 2016′s X-Men: Apocalypse to top that very well-regarded sequence from the last film.

Well, yeah, it’s always difficult to try to top something like that. The special effects guys, man, they absolutely nailed that and did a fantastic job on it. This year we’re working on something that’s bigger and better, keeping the same elements that worked, then adding a few new ones. I’m really excited to see it all cut together, and I’m excited for people to see it, too. I think it’s going to be a really fun sequence in what is going to be a massive X-Men movie,” he added. “The scope of it — with the end of the world and Apocalypse coming — is going to be a very large, epic X-Men film.

In addition to Peters’ return as Quicksilver, X-Men: Apocalypse will also feature returning cast members James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult as Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, and Beast, respectively. Also joining them are Oscar Isaac as the titular villain Apocalypse, Olivia Munn as Betsy Braddock/Psylocke, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops, Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm, and a whole lot more.

X-Men: Apocalypse is expetcted to hit theaters on May 27th, 2016. For more on the film as it takes shape, keep it locked on GeekNation!

Chris Clow
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