See X-Men: Apocalypse Making Another Epic Quicksilver Sequence

Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past has a number of exceptional sequences, from Magneto lifting the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, to the final Sentinel attack in the future - but there is little argument that the king of them all was the prison breakout with Evan Peter's Quicksilver. Thankfully, this is a well that Singer will be returning to for X-Men: Apocalypse, as seen in the brand new set photo below:

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Bryan Singer has posted his latest Instagram set photo from the making of X-Men: Apocalypse, and while at first glance it looks like this is just a scene with actors strung up in wires, the reality is that they're actually going to be frozen in time (at least from Quicksilver's perspective). It doesn't look like the speedy mutant is actually in this photo, but the caption confirms what's going on.

For those that either missed X-Men: Days of Future Past or simply forgot about the character, Peter Maximoff a.k.a. Quicksilver is the mutant son of Magneto and has the ability to run at extraordinary speeds. When he is at full sprint, the world around him appears to be frozen - though in actually they're just moving very slowly comparatively. See what I mean in the clip below:

That Quicksilver sequence was filmed using a high-speed camera operating at 3,600 frames-per-second, and while the camera isn't featured in the new behind the scenes shot, it's pretty easy to speculate that Bryan Singer is using the same kind of equipment. What's kind of funny about this is that this sneak peek at a big Quicksilver moment is much less tease-y than the image Singer posted from the X-Men: Days of Future Past set.

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X-Men: Apocalypse is now in production up in Montreal, and in addition to featuring the return of Evan Peter's Quicksilver in an important role, the feature has a stacked cast that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor and Oscar Isaac. Look for it in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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