Evan Peters spoke to Details magazine and shed some light on his character’s role in the next X-Men flick, Apocalypse.
“The story is that my character is searching for his father and wants to find him,” Peters said. “It starts there and then he jumps on the X-Men train and gets sucked up in this whole Apocalypse madness: He tries to stop him from destroying the world.”
To be clear, Quicksilver’s father isn’t some new character. He’s almost certainly Magneto. That’s who he was in the comic books, and an off-hand remark in “Days of Future Past” all but confirmed that he was in the movies as well. This jibes with the official synopsis of “X-Men: Apocalypse,” which says that a powerful, ancient mutant named Apocalypse will recruit Magneto to his side.
In case you need a reminder as to why Quicksilver’s appearance, though brief, in Days of Future Past was the best scene in the whole movie, check out the clip above. I’ve been a fan of Evan Peters ever since watching the original season of American Horror Story, and loved watching him kill it as Quicksilver the first time around. More screen time = better. Plus, Oscar Isaac is playing the villain?? I’m not sure what could make this next X-Men installment better.