For those casual superhero film fans, things may start to get a little confusing over the next few years. The source of said confusion? That would be two varying versions of the same Marvel character in two different films produced by two different companies. I’m talking about Quicksilver. The son of Magneto is to be played by Evan Peters in Bryan Singer’s upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, while Aaron Taylor-Johnson will then play a completely unrelated version of the character in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Well, Evan Peters has been speaking to io9 about playing the speedster.
When asked if he’ll be embracing the silver hair of the comic book character, Peters said, “Yes. Yeah. Yeah, it’s cool”.
Asked on what we can see in form of an outfit for Quicksilver, the actor revealed that for a good part of his appearance in the film he’ll be wearing civilian clothing, including “a pretty sweet jacket.”
It’s previously been confirmed that Bryan Singer will be using innovative filming techniques for a lot of the scenes involving Quicksilver; scenes that are essentially film in slow-motion in order to give the impression of his super-speed. Discussing this approach, Peters added, “It’s quite a big room. It’s super, super, super, super slomo. You can see raindrops frozen in the air. Stuff like that. It’s amazing how that camera works… You don’t do anything differently other than try to keep your eyes open in the bright light. And try to make it look cool, I guess.”
Based on earlier reports, it seems that Quicksilver wont be featured in all too much of the film, but they he will have an important part to play. During the time travelling epic, he’s set to be primarily involved as a member of the 1970′s crew.
The Days of Future Past comic arc features an alternative future where all mutants are hunted by Sentinels after a key senator was assassinated by a group of rogue mutants. Using time travel, the Kitty Pryde tries to warn the younger X-Men of what terror is to come so that they can stop the assassination and save the future. The film adaptation is going to have Wolverine be sent back in time by Kitty, mainly due to the audience’s love of Jackman’s Logan.
Forming quite the ensemble cast, the film sees James McAvoy as the younger Professor X, Patrick Stewart as the older Professor X, Michael Fassbender as the younger Magneto, Ian McKellen as the older Magneto, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde, Anna Paquin as Rogue, Shawn Ashmore as Iceman, Daniel Cudmore as Colossus, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique. Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Omar Sy as Bishop, Fan Binbing as Blink, Lucas Till as Havok, Peter Dinklage as Bolivar Trask and Josh Helman as a young William Stryker. It also seems as if Booboo Stewart will be playing Warpath, with an as yet unconfirmed role for Adan Canto. There’s also strong reports that James Marsden will be returning as Cyclops.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on 23rd May, 2014.