Evan Peters Talks Quicksilver; Bryan Singer Confirmed To Direct X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

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Not surprisingly, X-Men: Days of Future Past was a huge success this past weekend, both domestically and internationally. The film still has many fans buzzing, mostly with nothing but positive things to say. The film has fixed a majority of the “issues” that have plagued the X-Men films since the very beginning, but it also left us asking some new questions. We learned over the weekend from writer Simon Kinberg that many of these questions will be answered in time. As we know, X-Men: Apocalypse is the next film in the franchise, followed shortly by the next Wolverine solo film. This film has been teased as being massive in scale, surpassing that of Days of Future Past, they’ve even gone as far as saying that it will be “extinction” level. People gonna die to put it simply. While details are very slim right now, we do know that the film will feature the cast of the prequel films and some of the cast from the original trilogy.One thing we can confirm now, thanks to Simon Kinberg, is that Bryan Singer will indeed be directing the sequel.

While chatting with The Daily Beast, the popular writer, who is said to be working on the script for the recently revealed Gambit solo project, reveals that the plan is to have Singer return to the director’s chair for Apocalypse. Singer, along with X2: X-Men United scribes Dan Harris and Mike Dougherty and Kinberg are currently working to crack the story out. Singer, as we know, is in the midst of a legal issue, but it sounds like that may disappear soon, so expect work on Apocalypse to move forward quickly. 

Let’s go back to Days of Future Past for a minute now and discuss one of the best scenes in the film, which involves the surprisingly awesome Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters. While the character’s costume is still up for debate, there’s no doubt that his scene was spectacular. Peters recently spoke with Heat Vision about the role- which he did not have to audition for, Singer hand picked him- and what it took to film that incredible sequence.

It was really cool because in the elevator me and Fassbender got to improvise a lot and just play around, which is so much fun. He’s such a cool guy. Then we get upstairs to the kitchen and it’s all very technical. There are a lot of motion capture camera moves and you are shooting with a phantom camera, which shoots in super slow motion – and the room is brighter than any sunny day.  And there are these four guys keeping their eyes open and pretending to be frozen. And I’m just running around pretending to move them.
There’s a section of the scene where I’m moving the arms of two cops, so their guns will move. Then I’m supposed to sprint to the other end of the room to prevent the bullets from hitting my friends –- but there’s water all over the floor and I slip and fall – I just eat shit (laughs).

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The up-and-coming actor also says they tried to teach him some parkour techniques to include in the scene, which would have involved more jumping rather than running. Peters says it was much more difficult that he thought. When asked about his role being expanded for the upcoming X-Men: ApocalypsePeters replied simply with “I would love to be back, especially the way Simon is talking.” So as long as they’ll have him, it sounds as though he’s up for playing Quicksilver. Be sure to check out the link for the entire interview.

X-Men: Apocalypse is looking to film some time in 2015, with a release date in 2016. As stated earlier, the film will likely see the return of the First Class cast, as well as some of the cast from the original trilogy. It has been rumored that we could see younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm and their introduction to the X-Men team. Gambit, played by Channing Tatum is said to be making his return to the screen, with Bryan Singer stating that he’d like to include Nightcrawler as well. Check back to Comic Book Therapy for all the latest news.

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