Evan Peters talks Quicksilver’s role in X-Men: Apocalypse
Despite a less-than-stellar reception to the first image of the character in X-Men: Days of Future Past, Evan Peters’ Quicksilver stole the show in the 2014 film and is set to return in next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Speaking with Details, Peters was asked about his role in the movie and gave an interesting answer.
“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.”
As fans of the comic series know, Quicksilver’s father is none other than Magneto (played by Michael Fassbender in the movie) and though Peters doesn’t confirm the relationship, it certainly makes the allusion to his parentage in “Days of Future Past” all the more interesting.
Peters went on to praise the film when asked if it would be the greatest X-Men movie of all time. “Absolutely. It’s the biggest X-Men film. It’s about the apocalypse, so the scope of the film is huge,” he said.
Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.”
In addition to Fassbender and Peters, “Apocalypse” stars James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicholas Hoult as Professor X, Mystique, and Beast. The film will also see the return of Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert, Lucas Till as Havok and newcomers Alexandra Shipp as Storm, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Ben Hardy as Angel, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Lana Condor as Jubilee. Oscar Isaac is starring as the film’s title antagonist.
Said to be the conclusion of a trilogy started with X-Men: First Class and continued with X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Bryan Singer-directed X-Men: Apocalypse is set for release on May 27, 2016.