X-Men: Apocalypse Teases Another Show-Stopping Quicksilver Sequence
Bryan Singer has spent nearly half his career directing X-Men movies, so it comes as no surprise that he’d go looking for new ways to amuse himself with the franchise. This was never more evident than in X-Men: Days of Future Past’s unforgettable Quicksilver sequence at the Pentagon. Earning more attention than any other sequence in the movie, this time-freezing detour—scored to Jim Croce’s “Time in a Bottle”—made more year-end top 10 lists than the film itself. Here’s a quick refresher:
If you’re hoping for more of the same in X-Men: Apocalypse, you can count on Singer to deliver the goods. In an Instagram posted yesterday, the director revealed that the new film features another show-stopping Quicksilver sequence, one that consumes only three minutes of screen time, but took a month and a half to shoot.
In his post, Singer explained that this sequence made it necessary for actor Evan Peters to work on the film longer than any other member of the cast. For this, the director extended a special thanks to Peters, also acknowledging his American Horror Story producer Ryan Murphy, whose gracious support made this indulgence possible.
You can have fast or cute. Thank you @20thcenturyfox marketing #marcweinstock #davesingh #elyorias and the team for getting us on #superbowl50 #nfl #fox#football #XMen #xmenapocalypse FYI this scene with #evanpeters as #quicksilver took one and a half months for a less than 3 minute sequence resulting in Evan working longer than any other actor on the film. Thanks Evan and #ryanmurphy @ahsfx for accommodating!
To see what all the fuss is about—part of it anyway—watch the film’s Super Bowl commercial below. You can see X-Men Apocalypse in its entirety when it arrives in theatres on May 27th.