Among the many players that will be involved in X-Men: Apocalypse next year are Michael Fassbender’s Magneto and Evan Peters’ Quicksilver. The two were among the most popular characters in 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, and although together their time was short, their interactions were memorable. However, when we follow up with them in the 2016 blockbuster, their journeys will be directly connected.
When we meet up with these characters again in X-Men: Apocalypse, Evan Peters explained to Details that the silver-haired speedster will be looking for the Master of Magnetism. According to Peters:
The story is that my character is searching for his father and wants to find him. It starts there and then he jumps on the X-Men train and gets sucked up in this whole Apocalypse madness: He tries to stop him from destroying the world.
In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Peter Maximoff was recruited by Charles Xavier, Wolverine and Hank McCoy to use his super speed to help them break Erik Lensherr out of his prison underneath the Pentagon. While in the elevator during the escape, Quicksilver learns about Magento’s power and mentions that his mom knew a guy who could control metal. At first, this seemed like a fun nod to their father-son relationship in the comics, but it was later confirmed that Magneto is indeed Quicksilver’s dad in the movie universe. After all, Avengers: Age of Ultron got to explore the relationship with his sister Scarlet Witch, so it only makes sense that the X-Men movies get to explore the parental side of things.
When X-Men: Apocalypse kicks off, 10 years have passed since the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and life is different for all the main characters. In Magneto’s case, he’s been trying to live a normal life with a woman he loves in Poland, but unknown circumstances will lead him back into his old life where he'll join Apocalypse. Until now, it hadn’t been revealed what Quicksilver is up to during this time, but when Apocalypse, Magneto and the other Horsemen begin their mission to create a new world order, the speedster will join the X-Men in stopping these mutants from essentially destroying the planet. Hopefully he’ll get to have a sit down with dear ol’ dad once the battle is over, assuming they both make it out unscathed.
We’ll find out what’s in store for Quicksilver and Magneto when X-Men: Apocalypse, a.k.a. the conclusion to the "First Class" trilogy, is released on May 27, 2016. Now, how about a trailer?