Director Bryan Singer has used his Twitter account to give audiences an awesome behind-the-scenes look at the making of X-Men: Days of Future Past, revealing stuff like full-size robotic Sentinels and Jennifer Lawrence's Mystique kicking some ass, but what he's not done yet is given us a look at the X-Men universe's version of Quicksilver. He's teased the character before, Tweeting an image of the mailbox outside of the Maximoff homestead, and today the filmmaker has done it again with a brand new shot from the set.
Accompanying the image above Singer wrote the message "Brightest set I've ever filmed on. #3600framespersecond #Quicksilver #XMen #DaysOfFuturePast." It would appear that the director is filming the mutant in extreme slow motion - to highlight the character's extreme speed - and the brightness could come from the fact that Quicksilver leaves a trail of light as he runs. It will be fascinating to see how that plays out in the final cut.
But when are we actually going to get to see Evan Peters in full costume? I have a feeling they'll probably tone down the bright blue body suit that the hero wears in the comics, and it would be nice to see what they came up with. He wasn't featured in the footage that was shown in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, and while Singer has revealed the new looks for many members of his cast, including Storm, Wolverine, Beast, Mystique, and both versions of Professor X, Quicksilver has remained hidden.
In related news, Singer recently did a Q&A session that JoBlo attended at the Fantasia Film Festival and the director revealed some interesting new tidbits about the film. The two most significant pieces of info, however, involved the characters who would not be showing up in the movie. For starters, the filmmaker officially confirmed that Quicksilver's sister Scarlet Witch will not be a part of Days of Future Past, despite the fact that the relationship between the two of them in the comics is fairly crucial. What's more, Singer also said that James Marsden's Cyclops will not be back in the new film and that his character is still dead. According to the site, the director "Wasn't happy with [the] choice" to kill the character off in X-Men: The Last Stand, and that they "could justify bringing Xavier back because he transferred his consciousness and could possibly construct a body around that consciousness." This is very likely a reference to the post-credits sequence in The Last Stand that had Professor X waking up in the body of a coma patient.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is still in production and features a brilliant cast that includes 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, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, and Fan Bing Bing. 20th Century Fox will have the film in theaters on May 23, 2014.
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