As much as we loved X-Men: Days of future Past, in its majority; the best part was, hands down, Quicksilver’s “slow motion” sequence. It’s quite mesmerizing to watch Evan Peters move objects and re-direct bullets while everything is seemingly frozen in time.
When Quicksilver was confirmed for X-Men: Apocalypse, we crossed our fingers for him to have more on-screen time and another sequence like the one he had in Days of Future Past. While “the scene” is the thing we remember the most from the previous film, truth is that Quicksilver didn’t have enough screen time – a real shame because he was pure brilliance.
Luckily for us, Evan Peters has confirmed that Magneto’s child (though he probably isn’t so in the movie) will once more show his talent in slow-motion, and it will be even better than the first time.
“Yeah, Quicksilver does his thing again. It’s bigger, longer, and more detailed. I think it’s an amazing sequence that they’ve put together”, Evan Peters told Collider.
He added: “I think we shot for 22 days of second unit, working on the sequence, which is amazing. It’s so cool to take that much time to make something like that really pop and really work. Knock on wood, I think it’s going to be a fun and enjoyable sequence for people to watch, with Quicksilver running around and doing his thing in slow-mo time. I hope people like it”.
Quick fun fact about the scene from Days of Future Past: the sequence was created by shooting 29 special effects shots, that required about seven months of work from the visual effects team using 70 artists. Take a moment to imagine all the amount the new – longer and more detailed – sequence must have taken. The visual effects team deserves all the awards, and props for their exceptional work.
X-Men: Apocalypse is set ten years after the events of Days of Future Past, and it will introduce us to the first person ever to be born with the mutant x-gene: Apocalypse. Awoken after thousands of years, Apocalypse is disillusioned with the world as he finds it. He recruits a team of mutants to help him cleanse mankind and create a new world order with him as the leader. In order to stop him, Professor Charles Xavier and Raven will lead a team of young mutants, including Jean Grey, Storm, and Cyclops.
Your dose of feels will come in the form of Magneto joining Apocalypse’s team. Let that sink in.
The first trailer will play before Star Wars: The Force Awakens (though I’m hoping it will be released online that same day or even before). Hey, only four more weeks to go!
X-Men: Apocalypse will be released on May 27th.
Have a look at how Quicksilver’s sequence was made right here:
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