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It didn't take long after the release of X-Men: Days of Future Past for the franchise filmmakers to realize that they would need to give Evan Peters' Quicksilver a much bigger role in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. Audiences truly fell in love with the wacky, speedy mutant this past summer, and the sequence where he helps Magneto break out of the Pentagon is considered by many to be the best in the film. It will certainly be hard to top in the sequel, but that's not stopping the braintrust behind the franchise from trying.
In an interview with Newsarama, X-Men: Days of Future Past second unit director Brian Smrz has revealed that the franchise is already working on a way to give the spotlight to Quicksilver once again in X-Men: Apocalypse. Revealing in the conversation that he was the one who shot most of the famed hyperspeed Quicksilver sequence in this summer's hit, the filmmaker said that his work has already begun work on the sequel, and that he is already planning out a fresh way to show Peter Maximoff's special power set. Asked if he could reveal anything about the upcoming movie, Smrz sad,
"Well, there will be another Quicksilver scene, which I’m looking forward to; that’ll be fun."
In case you need a refresher course on the X-Men: Days of Future Past scene, you can watch it in an abbreviated form below:
Smrz doesn't mention it in the interview, but one particularly interesting element to this development is the fact that X-Men's Quicksilver won't be the only speedy superhero running around pop culture by the time X-Men: Apocalypse comes out in the summer of 2016. By that time, the Flash television series could be at the end of its second season, and it's expected that the big screen version of the same DC Comics character -played by Ezra Miller - will be in play for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (which is coming out three months before X-Men: Apocalypse). Of course, there's also the fact that Marvel Studios will be introducing their own version of Quicksilver in Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron - which is coming out next summer. What this means is that Smrz will not only have to top what was done in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but also must make it distinctive from all of the other stuff that's coming out in the next two years.
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