Quicksilver To Return In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

When it was first announced that Quicksilver would show up in both X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Avengers: Age Of Ultron in completely different incarnations, fans wondered how they would differ from each other. The folks over at Fox got to take the first official stab at the character with X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and the thoughts going into the theater were not positive. The character had appeared in a series of magazine covers for Empire, and the general look of the character was deemed to be “cheesy,” to say the least. With his goggles, and silver jacket, Quicksilver looked like he was going to be the lesser of the two interpretations.

Quicksilver on the cover of 'Empire Magazine.' This photo did not inspire confidence.

To say that audiences were impressed by Quicksilver in X-Men: Days Of Future Past would be an understatement. Not only did most viewers love the character, but his 15-minute sequence in the film is considered to be one of its biggest highlights.

Good news, Quicksilver fans. It looks like the character will be returning in X-Men: Apocalypse, I Am Rogue reports. In an interview with Evan Peters, the actor who portrayed Quicksilver in X-Men: Days Of Future Past, they got official–albeit a tightlipped–confirmation that the mutant will be returning to the X-Men universe.

“I think so, yes. I assume it as well, but I don’t know what I’m supposed to say and not supposed to say. I haven’t seen a script.”

The film is set to take place in the 1980s, a good decade or so after the X-Men: Days Of Future Past left off. This will see Quicksilver wiser and older by 10 years, though let’s hope his hyperactive and playful nature aren’t lost along the way. Needless to say, the Avengers incarnation of Quicksilver has a lot to live up to.

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Aaron Tayler-Johnson as Quicksilver on the set of 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron.' Can he hold a candle to Peters's interpretation in 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past?'

X-Men: Apocalypse begins film in Montreal this April, and is slated for a May 27, 2016 release. It seems a bit late in the game for one of the actors to not have a script, but the way things are run nowadays, it’s no surprise that some of the moving parts aren’t quite up to speed yet.

Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy are all on board to return to the X-Men franchise for this final film in the trilogy, along with newcomers Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, and Alexandra Shipp, who will be playing the new incarnations of Nightcrawler, Jean Grey, Cyclops, and Storm, Cinema Blend reports.

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