The X-Men: Apocalypse cast has been mostly solidified, and the first trailer has revealed many of them. Evan Peters’ Quicksilver is one of them, and while we saw him for a second or two, not much was revealed about his role in the story.
A year ago, Evan Peters didn’t even know what he was going to be doing, as reported by Cinema Blend. This may have caused speculation that he wouldn’t be in the movie at all, as the hype around Days of Future Past died down.
Even if Evan’s scene in the trailer doesn’t make it into the movie, we now have confirmation that Quicksilver will be playing a major role — in a commercial tie-in. In the image, he is seen holding a New Zealand energy drink called V, playing off the fact that his character is fast and giving the subtle message that V might make you as fast as the X-Men character. This commercial is only planned for a local audience, so the rest of us will have to settle for watching it on YouTube.
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Our first taste of 20th Century Fox’s Quicksilver came in a scene where he raced around a room faster than several speeding bullets. At one point, he took a quick taste of someone’s coffee. Evan Peters might be seen with the New Zealand energy drink in a similar fashion as the X-Men: Apocalypse cast of mutants face off against their greatest threat ever.
Cinema Blend also stated that the super-fast mutant will get an even bigger role than he did in Days of Future Past. This means he will likely be getting more screen time and possibly play a more important role.
With the X-Men: Apocalypse trailer came some lines of dialogue indicating that we’ll see some of our mutant favorites become the villain’s infamous “horsemen.” Movie Web has reported that Quicksilver won’t be one of them, so that’s one threat the X-Men: Apocalypse cast won’t need to worry about.
An interview with Collider revealed little about what happens, but Evan Peters seems to be joining the resistance in the X-Men: Apocalypse cast.
“Yeah, Quicksilver does his thing again, in the new film. It’s bigger, longer, and more detailed. I think it’s an amazing sequence that they’ve put together. Just filming it, I was like, ‘Oh, my god!’ I think we shot for 22 days of second unit, working on the sequence, which is amazing. It’s so cool to take that much time to make something like that really pop and really work. Knock on wood, I think it’s going to be a fun and enjoyable sequence for people to watch, with Quicksilver running around and doing his thing in slow-mo time. I hope people like it.”
Audiences certainly liked it in Days of Future Past, and if we’re getting more of that we’re probably in for a treat. Hopefully X-Men‘s Quicksilver doesn’t suffer the same fate as his counterpart in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
With Bryan Singer back in control of the fictional universe, the franchise is certainly coming back to popularity. It suffered after Brett Ratner took over for The Last Stand, and hit another snag when Origins: Wolverine took liberties the fans didn’t like. Thankfully, the X-Men: Apocalypse cast appears to be involved in an epic and unforgettable finale, as possible spin-offs are being planned.
Not much has been revealed lately about the Gambit spin-off after the last director dropped out and left star Channing Tatum as the only actor confirmed for the October, 2016, release. So far, that’s the only spin-off we’ve seen any real news about, other than the Deadpool reboot.
Thankfully, Evan Peters’ Quicksilver is definitely a part of the X-Men: Apocalypse cast and will be playing a bigger role this time.
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