As the director who basically pioneered the modern superhero genre, Bryan Singer will never fall victim to accusations of laziness. Every X-Men film he has helmed has felt like a labor of love, resulting in some of the best comic book adaptations to date, and X-Men: Apocalypse appears no different. The film hits theaters this May, and appears to be one of the most highly technical X-Men films yet. That only begs one question: which of the film’s amazing sequences was the most challenging? Luckily for us we now have an answer.
As you can see above, Bryan Singer recently posted an Instagram of X-Men: Apocalypse’s Quicksilver sequence, featuring Evan Peters as the lightning fast speedster. According to the post's caption, the sequence took almost two months to film, despite the fact that the end result was a scene no longer than three minutes in duration. The lengthy process it took to get this scene right means that Peters worked longer on the film than any other member of the central cast.
Getting Quicksilver’s scene right represents arguably the most important task of the entire film. His super speed sequence from X-Men: Days of Future Past really became the scene that sold the entire movie, and as such, Singer and the rest of the crew had to outdo themselves this time around. In his post, Bryan Singer made a special point to thank not only Evan Peters, but the crew of American Horror Story for their patience and flexibility while he perfected the scene.
Based on what we’ve gleaned from trailers and promotional material, the sequence will take place within the X Mansion this time – as opposed to the Pentagon – and follows full-fledged X-Man Peter Maximoff as he rushes to rescue Charles Xavier’s students from an all out assault by Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen. It’s fairly evident that this new sequence will feature much more dramatic tension than the one from the last X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was played primarily for laughs. Just in case you missed it, you check out last night’s Super Bowl trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse here and get excited for the all out mutant war.
It goes without saying, but I’ll bring it up anyway: we are beyond excited for X-Men: Apocalypse. Only time will tell if Quicksilver’s scene in Apocalypse lives up to our sky-high expectations, and we will just have to wait until the film hits theaters on May 27 to know for sure. As always, we will bring you all of the latest and greatest X-Men information as it becomes available to us.
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.