Evan Peters Teases "Bigger" and "More Detailed" Quicksilver Sequence in X-Men: Apocalypse

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 2:01PM
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X-Men: Apocalypse
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 2:01PM
Evan Peters Teases "Bigger" and "More Detailed" Quicksilver Sequence in X-Men: Apocalypse
In X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver uses his super speed in an amazingly rendered fight scene in the Pentagon kitchen. Because he's moving at super-speeds, all action in real time comes to a virtual standstill and objects float around in slow motion. The visual effects for this scene were pristine, and the sequence was considered by many to be the best of the entire film. Now, Peters says that a similar sequence will be featured in X-Men: Apocalypse, but even bigger and better this time around.


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"Yeah, Quicksilver does his thing again, in the new film," Peters told Collider in a recent interview. "It's bigger, longer and more detailed. I think it's an amazing sequence that they've put together. Just filming it, I was like, "Oh, my god!" 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."
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If Peters is to be believed, this scene will take a tremendous amount of work. The sequence in Days of Future Past only had 29 effects shots, but still took 22 days to shoot and took 70 artists almost seven months to finish the effects. It'll be worth it, though, as Quicksilver's slow-motion fight was the highlight of the film, and will likely be a centerpiece of X-Men: Apocalypse. 

X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters on May 27, 2016.
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