If one show-stopping scene in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" wasn't enough, then Quicksilver (and Evan Peters) fans will be glad to know that the mutant speedster will be make for more in 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse." Peters' involvement in the film isn't news, though, as he's been featured in already released promotional stills; what is news is that we now know the scope of his role in the film, as Peters revealed to Details. And fans of the comic version of Pietro Maximoff will probably like where the character is going.
When winkingly asked to clarify that the title "X-Men: Apocalyse" in no way implies a zombie apocalypse, Peters replied, "Ha! No, it's not. Although that would be amazing if Apocalypse brought back the dead to help him take over the earth. I love zombies; I can't get enough. But the story is that my character is searching for his father and wants to find him. 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."
The official synopsis for the film mentions that "a disheartened" Magneto (Michael Fassbender) will sign up with Apocalypse, a move that most likely ties in with Peters' comments about "searching for his father." One scene in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" also hinted at Magneto being Quicksilver's father, with the speedster commenting that his mother used to know a guy that could control metal.
Peters' new comments imply that the X-Men movie franchise is finally going to acknowledge Magneto and Quicksilver's familial connection -- a connection that could not be used in Marvel movies due to Marvel Studios not owning the X-Men characters, and a connection that has since been retconned out of the comics themselves. But Magneto was Quicksilver (and Scarlet Witch's) canonical father for almost 30 years, and a lot of fans became very invested in Magneto's family tree.
Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Oscar Isaac and many, many more, "X-Men: Apocalypse" arrives in theaters May 27, 2016.