With Bryan Singer going full-throttle on pre-production for X-Men: Apocalypse it only seems appropriate that we get confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth that Peter Maximoff, AKA Quicksilver, AKA everyone’s favorite part of X-Men: Days of Future Past, will return for the prequel/sequel. Thanks to I Am Rogue, we have actor Evan Peters doing just that.
“I think so, yes,” Peters says of Quicksilver taking part in the festivities. “I assume it as well, but I don’t know what I’m supposed to say and not supposed to say. I haven’t seen a script.”
It’s okay that he hasn’t seen a script since the screenwriter of X-Men: Apocalypse, Simon Kinberg, already more-or-less confirmed last summer that the lightning-fast speedster would make his triumphant return to the fold.
Regarding whether all the stars have lined up for the busy actor’s schedule, Peters says, “No. We’ll see. I think… I don’t know what I can say and what I can’t say. All I can say is that I have not seen a script yet.”
There’s a lot of potential for the character in the 1980’s era the new film is set in, which should see the beginnings of Charles Xavier’s School for the Gifted. That could include both Peter and his little sister Wanda (AKA The Scarlett Witch), who was elementary school age in X-Men: Days of Future Past.
After playing a key role in the rescue of Magneto, Peter will likely have a high-ranking position within the core X-Men, as he did during the mid-’90s “Age of Apocalypse” storyline where he led a splinter group of mutants including Storm, Dazzler, Banshee, Iceman, and Exodus during the evacuation of humanity to Europe.
James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult will lead the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse, which will also see the return of Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert and newcomers Alexandra Shipp, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee as young versions of Storm, Jean Grey, Cyclops and Nightcrawler. The film is being written by Simon Kinberg from a treatment by Mike Dougherty, Dan Harris and Kinberg.
Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past, cameras will start rolling on the next adventure in Montreal beginning in April. X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27, 2016.