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The image you see above, Tweeted by director Bryan Singer this past summer while X-Men: Days of Future Past was still in production, is the closest we've come to seeing franchise newcomer Evan Peters as the speedy mutant known as Quicksilver. But while we may have to wait a long time before we see an official image of the character, today at the very least we have an official description of what he will look like. iO9 recently caught up with Peters, and shooting him questions about the comic book movie role in an interview the actor revealed some key details about the approach to the character.
Off the bat, comic book fans will be happy to hear Quicksilver will be keeping the signature part of his design in the comics for the live-action film. Asked if the superhero will be sporting his trademark silver hair, Peters responded, "Yes. Yeah. Yeah, it's cool." And while the site wasn't able to get any details about the suit that the character will be wearing into battle, apparently the star was a fan of some of the 70's fashion he got to sport, including what he calls "a pretty sweet jacket."
In addition to the look of the costume, the interviewer also talked with the actor about the set you see in the photograph above, which Singer called the brightest set he's ever worked on. All of the lights were necessary for filming with high speed cameras (operating at 3600 frames per second), which Singer used to stylistically capture Quicksilver's incredible powers. It sounds like the makings of some very cool sequences, but apparently it was a difficult set to work on for the actors. Explained Peters,
"It was incredibly bright. A lot of the crew and Bryan, himself, got to wear sunglasses. And the actors had to keep their eyes open for a long, long time, with that bright light just blaring at you. It's like the sun. It's brighter than the sun. It's right there in your eyes. But the end result is so worth it. You just power through it."
Explaining the effect, the actor said that the sequences will go into "super, super, super, super slomo" to the point where it will appear that raindrops are frozen in midair. He added, "It's amazing how that camera works."
X-Men: Days of Future Past has completed its principal production process and has now been placed in the hands of the editors and visual effects artists who will work to get the movie ready for release on May 23, 2014. In addition to Peters the film also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Ellen Page, Daniel Cudmore, Adam Canto, Peter Dinklage, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Josh Helman, and Fan Bing Bing.