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Evan Peters was by far one of the best parts of [X-Men: Days Of Future Past](tag:203942). But his role was also judged heavily prior to the film's release, due mainly to the early images and the MCU taking on the same character. Fans weren't happy with how the character looked, and many felt he resemble the old Burger King mascot "Kid Vid" a little too much (although it was kind of true, judge for yourself).

But then came the release date where many fans (myself included) ate their words. No matter which version of the character was your favourite, there's no denying how awesome Evan Peters was in Days Of Future Past. In one incredible scene, everyone's perceptions of this character were shattered and he stole the entire film.

I was glad to hear that Peters would be returning to the role for the upcoming X-men: Apocalypse, but a part of me always wondered how they could possibly top such an incredible piece of cinema. But fear not, Evan Peters has given all of us fans a little information drop regarding his next outing with the X-men.

During a press tour for American Horror Story: Hotel, Peters was able to drop a few details to help tide us over for now. When probed about his role in the upcoming film and the journey his character will embarking on, he had this to say,

"... the story is that my character is searching for his father and wants to find him," said Peters. "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."

Fans can finally look forward to a little family reunion within the franchise, especially after Bryan Singer's little nod in Days Of Future Past, where Quicksilver mentions that his mother use to know a guy that could control metal.

In the original Marvel comics, both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch were the children of Magneto, or thought they were, as this has recently been retconned from the books themselves. In an interview with MTV, Peters also spoke out about his latest mind blowing scene, and they could top the incredible job they did before. Additionally he wa asked about the scale of the film itself and described it as " very epic".

This year we’re working on something that’s bigger and better, keeping the same elements that worked, then adding a few new ones. I’m really excited to see it all cut together, and I’m excited for people to see it, too. I think it’s going to be a really fun sequence in what is going to be a massive X-Men movie. The scope of it – with the end of the world and Apocalypse coming – is going to be a very large, epic ‘X-Men’ film.”

It's hard to tell what elements will be brought to the new scene, but Singer has promised fans that they will be improving on Quicksilver's incredible Pentagon scene this time, whilst keeping the elements that us fans loved. But judging by the behind the scenes photo, it looks like it'll involve taking down a lot of people, in what I can only describe as one of the best pieces of superhero cinema.

Behind the scenes for X-men Apocalypse -Quicksilver
Behind the scenes for X-men Apocalypse -Quicksilver

As for the massive scale of X-Men: Apocalypse, that certainly falls in line with the title. Still, Peter's’ description both of an “epic” movie and a new “fun” Quicksilver sequence should excite fans of the franchise for the upcoming X-Men film.

Peters will be joined in Apocalypse by fellow returning X-Men stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr, Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme, Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy, Lucas Till as Alex Summers, and Rose Byrne as Moira MacTaggert. Additionally, new mutants joining the cast include, Oscar Isaac as the titular Apocalypse, Ben Hardy as Angel, Olivia Munn as Psylocke and Lana Condor as Jubilee.

X-men: Apocalypse is scheduled for release - May 27, 2016



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