***WARNING: PLOT SPOILERS REGARDING QUICKSILVER***
As small as the role probably is, there's been no single aspect of Bryan Singer's X-Men franchise that's accrued as much contention as Evan Peters' portrayal of Quicksilver.
Much of the fan backlash towards the silver speedster has revolved around his campy appearance. That and his Carl's Jr. ads...
Well, writer / producer Simon Kinberg would like to alleviate your concerns! Check out the new image of Quicksilver in all his silver glory along with Kinberg's interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“The way we conceived him is a sort of an ADD kid. Everything he does is just popping and zipping around. He doesn’t take anything seriously. He’s not in a situation for more than a few seconds. So it infused the movie with an energy that was really useful for us.
"They need somebody who can help them get in and out of somewhere. And the idea is that Logan knew him in the future and so they go to try to find his younger self.
Kinberg also addressed Quicksilver's relation to Magneto in the film:
“Quicksilver is Magneto’s son in the comics and there may be an allusion to it in the movie, but it’s not something we fully explore yet.”
Last but not least, Kinberg also addressed the addition of Quicksilver to Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron.
“After we made that decision [to use the character], we heard that Joss wanted to use Quicksilver for Avengers. I think it’s kind of cool that Quicksilver is gonna be in two movies, and it will be cool to see different versions of him.”
I'm not the biggest fan of the Quicksilver's look for Days of Future Past, but it's also not a big priority for me. All I care about, is how well the story is written, how well that story is executed, and how well the characterization of my favorite Marvel - comics, that is; Marvel doesn't own the film rights - property is handled.
I feel much of the backlash towards Evan Peter's look is a bit hasty - no pun intended. He is meant to look like a rebellious, hip teen from the 70s, and I totally buy that from his silver hair to his Pink Floyd. I'm going to withhold judgment on the movie as a whole until after I see it. And I cannot wait to see it!
Let me know how you feel in the comments below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly