There’s no doubt about it: even with Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy hanging around, Evan Peters had the best scene in last summer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” when he made his debut as Quicksilver.
So when MTV News caught up with Peters on Friday (July 17) to chat about his new indie flick “Safelight,” we just had to ask — with “Apocalypse” coming out next summer with a gaggle of new stars, and with Aaron Taylor-Johnson making his mark as the same(ish) character in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” last May, is Peters feeling the heat when it comes to topping his Pentagon escape?
“Well, yeah, it’s always difficult to try to top something like that,” he told us over the phone. “The special effects guys, man, they absolutely nailed that and did a fantastic job on it. This year we’re working on something that’s bigger and better, keeping the same elements that worked, then adding a few new ones. I’m really excited to see it all cut together, and I’m excited for people to see it, too. I think it’s going to be a really fun sequence in what is going to be a massive X-Men movie. The scope of it — with the end of the world and Apocalypse coming — is going to be a very large, epic ’X-Men’ film.”
And of course, one of the perks of “X-Men” going “massive” this time around is that Peters got to mingle with more mutants — including JLaw, who was apparently pretty rad to work with on set.
“She’s great. All the cast is great,” Peters said. “Everybody on set is just so nice, and so friendly and welcoming. We’re all this big family that’s stuck on this ginormous ship that is sailing slowly along. So I think everybody is incredibly nice, I’ll tell you that much.”
“Safelight” is available in limited release and streaming OnDemand now; “X-Men: Apocalypse” hits theaters next summer.