The X-Men: Apocalypse movie is coming out in theaters this year and Evan Peters is a person of interest as he confirmed Magneto’s fatherly relationship to Quicksilver, according to Heroic Hollywood. Thinking back, this was teased in X-Men: Days of Future Past with a few Easter eggs in that movie.
Peters confirmed there is a fatherly connection as if his character was an “adoptive child” and that a search has been occurring for him the past 10 years.
“I have learned that he’s my father at this point and I am trying to … I don’t know what I can say. Yeah. It’s like an adoptive child or any kind of child who has a strange father trying to … He knows who he is now so he is trying to find him. He’s been searching for him. It’s been 10 years and he hasn’t found him and then something happens.”
Quite an interesting X-Men “Maury Povich” moment, but this kind of ties into the tease in the previous Days of Future Past movie where Magneto tells Quicksilver of his metal-manipulating capabilities, according to a list of Easter eggs at IGN. Some may have assumed Peter’s little sister could have been the future X-Men Scarlet Witch, but director Bryan Singer just said she was just his little sister.
The X-Men special effects crew was also given accolades for their efforts in their works with the American Horror Story actor and only noted himself as a “minion” while they worked their magic. He was quite excited to see the outcome and expressed his excitement for movie audiences.
“I’m very excited to see it myself. I’m excited for everybody to see it because we’ve been working hard on it.”
Bullet time scenes have always been quite impressive. The Matrix had its notable scenes featuring Neo moving just as fast, and now Peter’s break out role with the “Time In A Bottle” scene may be topped in X-Men: Apocalypse. Singer has mentioned, according to Screen Rant, that Quicksilver could be part of the evolution of the X-Men team in this year’s movie.
Evan’s X-Men: Apocalypse involvement is furthered and Screen Rant took to the set to speak with Peters about his role and his “rise as an X-Man.” When they spoke with Peters, they cited Bryan Singer incurring the mutant’s rise to fame in the world and asked what his involvement would entail. Peters said he thinks that Quicksilver can understand Magneto’s intentions when it comes to mutant-kind, but hasn’t gone to the “dark side.”
In fact, it was mentioned that sympathy could be felt for Eric’s part. Back in X-Men: Days of Future Past, he was able to literally name off his comrade’s losses in X-Men: First Class while on Xavier’s private jet and, in a passionate flurry, almost ripped the jet apart.
Peter continues by saying, “There’s a way to go about doing this that’s not destroying people. You can do this the good way”
This is the same kind of philosophy that Professor Xavier follows. However, Peters says, “Eric has so much anger and stuff built up inside him. I think he understands him. He’s not on the dark side. Not yet anyway until something horrible happens, screw it all. We’ll see.”
So in X-Men: Apocalypse, does this suggest a tipping point for Quicksilver to the “dark side”? Or is this in reference to Magneto’s chosen evil path? It’s also interesting to use Star Wars analogies and comparisons to the aforementioned father/son relationship and the tipping point towards evil. Luke Skywalker chose the way of the Jedi, but what will Peter Maximoff or Eric choose?
X-Men: Apocalypse stars a great line-up of Oscar Isaac as the antagonist/DC Villian, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique/Raven, new character Psylocke played by Olivia Munn, Assassin’s Creed‘s Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Peters as Quicksilver, Sophie Turner for the character of Jean Grey, and James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier. The list still goes on, but this looks to be quite the impressive ensemble.
The X-Men: Apocalypse movie debuts this year on May 27 and is directed by Bryan Singer and co-written by Simon Kinberg.
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