Quicksilver was one of the key additions to the X-Men roster in Days of Future Past. With it though came the question of whether Magneto, which was hinted in the movie, was in fact Quicksilver’s dad like he is in the comics.
Well, in an interview, Evan Peters, who plays Quicksilver again in Apocalypse, spills the beans on this: “I have learned that he’s my father at this point and I am trying to … I don’t know what I can say. 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.”
He also notes that his “iconic” slow motion scene from DOFP will indeed be topped, or at least attempted to top, though he doesn’t know how it looks quite yet:
“Yeah, I think that’s been the hardest thing. Can we top it? They did such a f#@king awesome job. The special effects team is amazing. Bryan Schmears over at Second Unit, everybody just made that whole sequence awesome, I thought. I was just a minion. 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.”
We love this, especially since Quicksilver in the Avengers movies couldn’t have Magneto as a dad… at least one of them does.
X-Men: Apocalypse comes out May 27th.