20th Century Fox announced today that the final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past will debut in just five short days, on Tuesday, April 15. While we wait for the latest footage to arrive, check out a new photo featuring Evan Peters as Quicksilver showing off his ability to run up and across walls. All the while, Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) deal with a guard in the background. We also have a new promo image of Halle Berry which lists off her unique mutant gifts in this franchise sequel.
Quicksilver is one of many new mutants debuting in X-Men: Days of Future Past, a young man who possesses the power of super speed. He uses his abilities to help a time-traveling Wolverine and a young, depressed Charles Xavier break Magneto out of prison after he's imprisoned for the assassination of JFK. Simon Kinberg reveals that is the extent of his story arc in this particular sequel.
"That is the bulk of Quicksilver's presence in this film. They need somebody who can help them get in and out of somewhere. And the idea is that Logan knew him in the future and so they go to try to find his younger self.
The way we conceived him is a sort of an ADD kid. Everything he does is just popping and zipping around. He doesn't take anything seriously. He's not in a situation for more than a few seconds. So it infused the movie with an energy that was really useful for us.""
True X-Men fans know that, in the comic books, Magneto is actually Quicksilver's dad. That aspect of their lineage is not necessarily brought out into the open, but it does get teased.
"Quicksilver is Magneto's son in the comics and there may be an allusion to it in the movie, but it's not something we fully explore yet."
What about the fact that Quicksilver is also a major character in Marvel Studio's own sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron? Simon Kinberg thinks its actually pretty great to get to share the mutant/avenger.
"After we made that decision [to use the character], we heard that Joss Whedon wanted to use Quicksilver for Avengers. I think it's kind of cool that Quicksilver is gonna be in two movies, and it will be cool to see different versions of him."