Quicksilver’s Story in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Will Tie Into Character’s Comic Book Origins

By November 3, 2015

After two incredible installments in the X-Men franchise with First Class and Days of Future Past, it looks like everything is about to come to a head with next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. The film is said to be the culmination of the current trilogy created by Matthew Vaughn, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, and more, which not only managed to save the X-Men property from near extinction after X-Men 3: The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but has also brought the franchise to entirely new heights.

X-Men: Days of Future Past featured one of the best scenes in comic book movie history too when Evan Peters’ Quicksilver ran around a kitchen with his super speed to the tune of Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”, making him one of the already impressive film’s main highlights. There were hints regarding the character’s possible lineage too, but he wasn’t featured in the film heavily enough for any real character development or progress to be made.

However, Quicksilver is likely going to have a fairly large role in Apocalypse, as he and a group of other familiar mutants fight to fend off Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) and the end of the world as they know it. When asked about his role in the film by Details recently too, Peters himself revealed that his character’s story in the film will involve his search for his long-lost father. Check out his full quote below:

“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.”

As fans of the comic books will know, Quicksilver is actually the son of Magneto (Michael Fassbender), with their relationship being hinted at in Days of Future Past, when Quicksilver made a passing comment that his mom knew someone who could control metal once, during the incredible escape sequence from the Pentagon in the early first half of the movie. Magneto’s role looks to be one of the most interesting judging by the trailer played at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, as he has disappeared to live a normal life in a remote part of the world before being lured into becoming one of Apocalypse’s four horsemen alongside Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), and Archangel (Ben Hardy).

It should also be noted that Peters called Apocalypse the “biggest X-Men film of all time” and it’s possible that Quicksilver’s search for Magneto throughout the movie could be one of the most important subplots of the film, or could be one of the main inciting incidents. Either way, it looks like Simon Kinberg and co. are planning on tying up as many storylines as they can with Apocalypse, and I for one, am looking forward to seeing how they connect these two characters in the film. Count me in.

X-Men: Apocalypse is set to hit theatres on May 27th, 2016.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable