A final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is due to arrive next week, but to hold us over, 20th Century Fox has released a new image that focuses on what has become the most talked-about character from the film: Quicksilver. Evan Peters plays the fast-moving mutant in what amounts to a small supporting role, but reaction to the character’s look has thus far been less than enthusiastic—it doesn’t help that the first footage of Quicksilver in action came in a Carl’s Jr. commercial. In this new X-Men: Days of Future Past image, we get a peek at Quicksilver’s abilities as he runs alongside a wall, sporting a Pink Floyd t-shirt and a pair of wind-resistant goggles.
Additionally, screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg recently spoke a bit about how Quicksilver fits into the overall story, teasing whether they will address the character’s true parentage in the film and talking about the dual usage of the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hit the jump to check out the X-Men: Days of Future Past image and quotes from Kinberg. The film opens May 23rd.
Speaking with EW in the magazine’s upcoming issue, Kinberg revealed that Quicksilver’s primary purpose in Days of Future Past is as a means of breaking into a location for Wolverine, Magneto, and Xavier in the “past” portion of the pic:
“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.”
Kinberg also discussed how they conceived of the film’s iteration of the character:
“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.”
In the comics, Quicksilver is the offspring of Magneto. While Kinberg said it’s not something they fully explore in Days of Future Past (though he added a “yet” qualifier), he did say “there may be an allusion to it in the movie.”
And how does Kinberg feel about Joss Whedon also using Quicksilver (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) in Marvel Studios’ sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron? Not that worried, it seems:
“After we made that decision [to use the character], we heard that Joss 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.”
If you’ve missed any of our recent X-Men: Days of Future Past coverage, click here, or peruse the recent links below:
- X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Lands on EW Cover; Sneak Peek Clip Released
- Watch: First Look at Evan Peters’ Quicksilver in Action in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Carl’s Jr. Commercial
- New Posters for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Feature Colossus, Blink, Iceman, and Kitty Pryde
- 8 New Posters for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Starring Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, and Halle Berry
- Watch 6 Featurettes for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST with New Plot Information, Footage, Interviews, and Set Tours