Last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past was a game-changer for the entire X-Men franchise, creating a new present-day timeline which included a resurrected Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) and a few other changes. The movie also created one of the most memorable superhero scenes in recent years, where Evan Peters' Quicksilver used his incredible super-speed at the Pentagon. While promoting his new indie film Safelight, Evan Peters teased that the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, currently shooting in Montreal, has a "bigger and better" Quicksilver scene.
"Well, yeah, it's always difficult to try to top something like that. 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."
Unfortunately, the actor wouldn't spill any details about this "bigger and better" scene, but that isn't too surprising since we know very little about the movie at all. Oscar Isaac plays the villainous Apocalypse, a 5,000-year-old mutant who is hellbent on destroying the world, but we're not exactly sure why. The story is set in 1983, 10 years after X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Apocalypse assembling his Four Horsement, Storm, (Alexandra Shipp, Angel (Ben Hardy), Psylocke (Olivia Munn) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender), who has been living a reclusive life in Poland after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. While Evan Peters wouldn't comment on the story, he did mention that Jennifer Lawrence is "great" to work with.
"She's great. All the cast is great. 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."
Evan Peters is joined by James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok), and Rose Byrne (Moira MacTaggert), who reprise their roles from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Apocalypse. There are also a slew of younger mutants joining the cast include Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse, Ben Hardy (Angel), Olivia Munn (Psylocke), Lana Condor (Jubilee), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and Tye Sheridan (Cyclops). It is believed that X-Men: Apocalypse will help set up the future of this lucrative franchise for these younger stars, but 20th Century Fox hasn't confirmed what is next after X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters next year.
The studio has Deadpool and Gambit hitting theaters next year, which could tie into the X-Men franchise at large. 20th Century Fox also has X-Force in development, but very little is known about that project, and when it might move forward. Are you looking forward to a "bigger and better" Quicksilver scene in X-Men: Apocalypse? Let us know what you think below.