Quicksilver Returning for ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ Might Get His Own Solo Movie
One of the most delightful surprises of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' was Quicksilver, the fast-talking, even faster-moving superhero played by Evan Peters, previously best known for his roles on 'American Horror Story.' Although early looks at the character online gave us the impression that he might be something of a joke, Quicksilver ended up delivering one of the best scenes of the film. Not only will he be returning for 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' but the second unit director is teasing that we might see the young hero strike out on his own at some point.
In an interview with Newsarama, 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' second unit director Brian Smrz discusses working on the film with Bryan Singer, and in particular, shooting Quicksilver's big action scene, for which Smrz did a lot of the work. Smrz, who has worked on four 'X-Men' films and is currently working on 'Terminator Genisys,' says we'll definitely see Quicksilver again in 'Apocalypse':
They want me to start pretty soon, on the storyboarding and stuff. I’ll be working on the next X-Men for the next month or so part-time, and by the end of the year it’ll be full-time ... There will be another Quicksilver scene, which I'm looking forward to. That'll be fun.
When asked about the prospect of moving from second unit directing into directing his own features, Smrz teases that there has been some talk of a 'Quicksilver' solo film:
We talked about Quicksilver before. I'd love to do Quicksilver as a solo film because there's a lot to enjoy with that character.
Quicksilver has also recently been rumored to possibly be a part of Fox's planned 'X-Men' television series, so perhaps the future of the character hasn't quite been decided yet. But what do you guys think? Would you like to see Quicksilver get his own solo film or appear in a television series?