Marvel characters have absolutely dominated the box office in the past few months, and that's not going to stop anytime soon. Both Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2 were met with positive critical reception and made tons of money at the box office. And while the MCU will continue on with Ant-Man and The Wasp, the X-Men franchise's next installment is coming with X-Men: Dark Phoenix. 20th Century Fox is bringing its second attempt at the iconic storyline from the comics, and one cast member is ready for a spinoff of his own. Evan Peters has played Quicksilver in the past two X-Men movies (plus a Deadpool 2 cameo), and when asked if he'd be interested in a standalone film, Peters recently said:
On top of giving the answer all the fans were hoping for, you've got to love Evan Peters for working in a time joke. His signature character can do quite a lot in one second, and Peters seems game to further flesh out Peter Maximoff in a solo flick.
Evan Peter's comments to Entertainment Tonight are sure to be exciting for the many X-Men fans who adore Peter's characterization of Quicksilver. While the character originally had one epic sequence in Days of Future Past, he was brought into the team and the Mansion in Apocalypse. Now that he is a full fledged X-Man, it should be interesting to see how he operates differently in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Narratively, there is certainly a lot for Peter to unpack in a potential standalone film. The most obvious thread to pull is his relationship with Michael Fassbender's Magneto, his biological father. While Quicksilver knows that, he has yet to confront Magneto about it. It would be great to dive into the character's history and relationship with family-- and how that affects his chosen family in the X-Men.
Of course, this could very well be explored in Dark Phoenix. The sequel has been keeping its contents under wraps, only teasing that it's a cosmic adventure focusing on the psyche of Sophie Turner's Jean Grey. If Michael Fassbender intends to leave the franchise after the upcoming sequel, then it would be the right time to explore his relationship with Quicksilver. Much like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the X-Men franchise's stars are all mostly freed from their contracts, meaning actors like Fassbender, James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence could call it quits at any moment.
All will be revealed when X-Men: Dark Phoenix arrives in theaters on February 14, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.