Bryan Singer recently teased Quicksilver/Peter Maximoff's (Evan Peters) scene on Instagram. He shared the photo of a elaborate setup where crewmembers can be seen suspended by a harness in front of a green screen. They appear to be moving in slow motion, similar to a Quicksilver scene featured in 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Singer captioned the photo, "Just another day at the office. #Quicksilver #Xmen #XmenApocalypse.”
To highlight the super speed of Quicksilver, a sequence was created in “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in the Pentagon kitchen. The kitchen objects floated around in slow motion as Quicksliver moved at fast speed to rescue Wolverine, Professor Xavier and Magneto.
It seems a similar scene may mark the return of Quicksilver in “X-Men: Apocalypse.” In the comics, Quicksilver is the son of Magneto and twin brother of Scarlet Witch. He is gifted with superhuman cognitive speed and can generate cyclones and winds.
Peters described Quicksilver in his previous interview as someone who is so fast that he almost becomes invisible. “I think it's one of the coolest powers to have. It's super cool to be able to do that – it gives him an attitude. He's faster than hell. Everybody's so slow [compared] to him. He's a little impatient, and he's a funny guy,” he said to Empire magazine.
Simon Kinberg, screenwriter for “X-Men: Apocalypse,” has also confirmed that Quicksilver will have a bigger role in the film as he has become fan-favorite character after “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
“People have seen the movie, and he’s one of the most beloved things in the film universally. There’s no question that he’s going to be a big part of the next movie,” he said to IGN. He also added that new characteristics of the fast-moving mutant will be explored.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Lucas Till, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor and Olivia Munn. It opens May 27, 2016.