After media outlets were invited to the set of “X-Men: Apocalypse” last summer after Comic-Con, various new information about the major characters in the movie are slowly being reported online.
One of the most interesting bits was Evan Peters confirming that his character, Quicksilver, is indeed Magneto’s son.
“I have learned that he’s my father at this point and I am trying to… I don’t know what I can say,” the actor said when he was asked about the matter albeit still a little bit unsure on how he can answer the question without giving out so much.
After a few moments he continued, “Yeah. It’s like an adoptive child or any kind of child who has a strange father trying to… He knows who he is now so he is trying to find him. He’s been searching for him. It’s been 10 years and he hasn’t found him and then something happens.”
The speculation has been considered since “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and the comic books, but Marvel is known to deviate from the original story from time to time to put in the element of surprise. In the source material, however, Quicksilver and Magneto’s relationship has been strained. It will be interesting to know where Fox’s Marvel Universe will go with their story or how extensive of the original plot will be canon. More so in this movie, viewers can also ponder on whether Quicksilver will do anything to persuade his father to turn the tables on Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) after the former has already agreed to serve him.
In terms of the major pressure to top of their predecessor movie, Peters said that it is definitely the hardest thing about it. Narrowing it down to that one sequence in “Days of Future Past” where he uses his speed to break out Magneto out of Pentagon, people are arguably expecting something similar if not more jaw dropping.
“They just told me what to do so I didn’t really have much to do with it but I was curious to see how they were going to top it and if they could and I think they have. I’m very excited to see it myself. I’m excited for everybody to see it because we’ve been working hard on it,” he shared.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” will be blasting through theaters starting May 27.