'X-Men: Days of Future Past' director Bryan Singer has shared just how the lighting fast speed of Quicksilver is being captured for the film.
In a Twitter post, Singer shared that he was on the "brightest set I've ever filmed on," including a hashtag that revealed that some of the character's scenes are being shot at 3,600 frames per second (FPS).
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) August 6, 2013
This is quite the departure from Hollywood's production norms, seeing that most movies are shot at 24 FPS. At that rate, each second of film consists of 24 images. But at 3,600 FPS, the Quicksilver scenes will be shot 150 times slower than the standard movie.
According to MTV, Singer had already cooked up an action sequence for the speedy mutant in May. That is when he first announced the role would be played by Evan Peters.
But Quicksilver won't only be appearing in the latest "X-Men" film.
Joss Whedon will be using the character and his sister, Scarlet Witch, in "The Avengers" sequel, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." According to Whedon, the characters will play a major role in the film, reports Digital Spy.
"Kick-Ass 2" actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reportedly in talks for the role.
"I feel really flattered and honored that they came to me for that role," Taylor-Johnson told Collider. "I sat down with Joss, I think he's awesome, I sat down with the guys at Marvel and they're also great. I think it'd be interesting."
Since Marvel Studios and Fox both have the rights to use the character, he is able to be included in both films.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" will be released on May 23, 2014.
Treye Green is a reporter for The International Business Times and a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Green has shot, edited and...