One of the few solid details we currently have on [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267), the third and final film in the current X-men trilogy, is that Quicksilver (Evan Peters, who became the standout scene-stealer of Days of Future Past and a fast fan favourite) will play a major role in the war between Xavier and Raven (and their team of mutant fighters) and Apocalypse, with his four Horsemen.
During a recent interview with Details, Peters (who's currently in pro scene stealer mode once again as a serial killer on [American Horror Story: Hotel](tag:3561561)) spoke about the role Quicksilver will play in the grander narrative of Apocalypse, as well as talking about his surprise love for the music of Hotel co-star Lady Gaga.
So aside from the discovery that Peters has super-solid taste in Gaga songs, it's interesting to hear that Quicksilver will be on a personal mission to find his father, essentially confirming what we already thought we knew about the Magneto link being established properly in Apocalypse after that less-than coincidental easter egg in Days of Future Past.
Details: Is Apocalypse going to be the greatest X-Men movie of all?
Evan Peters: Absolutely. It's the biggest X-Men film. It's about the apocalypse, so the scope of the film is huge ... 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.
Details: What is your favorite Lady Gaga song?
Evan Peters: "Bad Romance." Or "Alejandro"—it's an underrated song. I like to bust that one out because it is more under the radar and totally badass. When you are out dancing and her song comes on, you're like: "What's up! Hell, yeah!"
Also of note is Peters' choice of wording regarding the "huge scope" of the film. Although we know the majority of the action takes place in 1982, a decade on from Future Past, I think many of us would feel short-changed if Bryan Singer didn't include some kind of an extended flashback or pre-credits sequence depicting how exactly En Sabah Nur absorbed the power of so many of the early mutants on his journey to becoming the most powerful mutant the world has ever known.
The official synopsis teases Sabah Nur's "disillusionment" with the world as he finds it upon waking in 1982, which poses the questions of what exactly his goals are - and for how long had he been dormant. Knowing that Magneto will be one of Apocalypse's Horsemen adds an extra dimension to the story, considering Quicksilver will be torn between his father and what's right for the future of civilisation.
When's the damn trailer coming?!
Fear not - the never-ending wait for the first teaser trailer should be over soon, if Bryan Singer's recent Instagram post is anything to go by. That's John Ottman in the editing studio with Singer, cutting the teaser, with James McAvoy's Xavier visible on the big screen, apparently rocking a very flattering '80s hairdo.
FOX's biggest cinematic release in this festive window is The Revenant, the Scorsese-DiCaprio epic, which opens Christmas Day, and I reckon that's the best bet for when the first Apocalypse teaser will drop.
Personally speaking, my biggest hopes for this movie are that Apocalypse fulfils his potential (the villains of First Class and Days of Future Past both having lacked the threat of a true supervillain, however entertaining Kevin Bacon was in that insane wig), and that the passing of the torch from Magneto to Quicksilver is achieved without corrupting Quicksilver, who is basically a good guy.
But what do you want from Apocalypse? Will En Sabah Nur make this movie the most epic in the X-men series to date? Share your thoughts in the comments!