by Brett White
It seems like only yesterday that “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer sent the tweet that changed the landscape of the comic book movie world. It’s somehow been four months since we first learned that there will be two different versions of the super-speedster Quicksilver in two different Marvel movies from two different movie studios and, therefore, two different cinematic universes. Marvel Studios’ Quicksilver remains to be cast, although Aaron Taylor-Johnson was the frontrunner, but Fox already has theirs with Evan Peters. The actor spoke to IGN about being the first man to play Quicksilver.
“Well, my character can’t be in The Avengers,” said Peters. “It’s going to be a different one. It won’t be me, it’ll be someone else. But yeah, I didn’t focus too much on it. I mean, what an amazing opportunity to be a part of X-Men. I’m gonna try to do the best job that I can and not let anyone down. That was pretty much where I was at with it. I just thought it was really cool to be a part of all the special effects stuff and the movies that I grew up loving. It’s awesome.”
Peters talked a bit more about the aforementioned “special effects stuff,” stuff that Bryan Singer also revealed via a tweet.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) August 6, 2013
“They used motion capture,” described Peters. “I don’t know what I can say about it and not get in trouble, I really don’t. But they shot a lot of slow motion. They brought in an amazing camera, the Phantom—it’s, like, 3600 frames per second. They brought in these huge, bright lights and did some amazing, amazing stuff with it. I’m excited to see it all cut together and check all that out. It’s going to be really cool.”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” hits theaters on May 23rd, 2014.
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