[X-Men: Days Of Future Past](tag:203942) was a runaway success, managing to combine everything we loved about the original trilogy with X-Men: First Class, masterfully pulling together the time periods while creating infinite possibilities for future films. Days Of Future Past was a soft reboot done well, setting [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267) up as a fresh start to the franchise.
We're gonna get younger versions of the original trilogy's core characters, giving new insight into their journeys as mutants. But it's not all new faces: fan favourite Quicksilver will be returning for X-Men: Apocalypse and he's got a bigger role than ever! Plus, we're finally getting answers to all those pesky questions about his origins, though his sister is conspicuously absent... So what does Bryan Singer have in store for Quicksilver? And can these family problems be resolved?
Keeping It In The Family
Let's backtrack for a second: how to we know Quicksilver is Magneto's son? The answer of course lies in the original comics, but Peter's parentage was also touched on in Days Of Future Past..
Peter: They told me you control metal.
Peter: You know, my mom once knew a guy who could do that.
For many, this was just an Easter egg, a cheeky nod at the comic canon which has Magneto as the father of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch (or it used to, until Marvel's recent retcon). But, as Bryan Singer confirmed, Erik Lensherr will be confirmed as Peter's father in X-Men: Apocalypse, and there'll be plenty of father-son bonding time in the upcoming epic.
"You'll see a lot more of [Quicksilver's] relationship with Magneto who is, in fact, his father."
Just goes to show, every Easter egg happens for a reason, and will often feed into a larger plot. So what can we expect from the father son duo in X-Men: Apocalypse? For starters, Quicksilver's set to play a much larger role than in Days Of Future Past. Singer hinted at a longer, more epic sequence involving his speed, similar to the one from the previous film.
He's also going to stick it out until the end this time around... maybe. Singer revealed Peter would become part of the team, but as for staying to the end, well "we'll just have to see what happens." Intriguing!
From what we know so far, we can take a guess for how Quicksilver will take part in the action. Never one to stay with one side too long, Magneto's alliances will shift again to align with the character of Apocalypse, a mutant with god like powers. Magneto will become one of Apocalypse's Four Horsemen, as this will award him powers greater than his already impressive metal manipulation. Maybe Quicksilver will be on a mission to redeem his father? His skills are certainly helpful in a fight, so it's not too much of a reach to assume that he'll be once again recruited by Xavier to help save the day, and his father too along the way.
But what of Peter's sister, Wanda? Will she ever appear in the X-Men films?
After [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) we all know that usually, Quicksilver is joined by his sister Scarlet Witch. And yet, they both appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which is famously at odds with Fox's Marvel films. Can this ever be resolved? It's possible that a sister of Peter's will be involved in X-Men: Apocalypse, thanks to a hint from Days Of Future Past...
Fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that this girl was indeed Wanda, but her age suggests otherwise, as Peter and Wanda are twins. This would make the little girl Polaris, a younger sister of the Maximoff clan, who shares Magneto's powers. As it turns out, Wanda was supposed to be mentioned in Days Of Future Past, but Singer was forced to cut the reference due to licensing concerns.
"Is that the Scarlet Witch? No, that’s his little sister. I even had a line which I cut, where Quicksilver’s mother says to the little girl, ‘Go up and bug your sister,’ and the little girl says, ‘She bugs me!’ You never see the older sister, but it was to imply that there is an older sister for comic book fans. I ended up cutting it."
Of course, this little sister may not even be Polaris: it's not confirmed whether Peter's mother is single, so she could be his half sibling, cutting all ties between her and Magneto. But the potential is certainly there for Polaris to join the X-Men gang, probably not in X-Men: Apocalypse, but maybe in subsequent installments of the franchise.
Until we find out just how the Maximoff family all come together, at least we know that Quicksilver will have an epic role to play in X-Men: Apocalypse!