Quicksilver Will Return For 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

Evan Peters' Quicksilver, whom some early reviews have characterized as one of the bright spots of X-Men: Days of Future Past, will "absolutely" return for X-Men: Apocalypse.

So says writer/producer Simon Kinberg, who may possess super-speed himself, judging from all of the interviews he's done leading up to the Friday release of the new X-Men film.

The latest is with Total Film, which asks about the controversy surrounding the casting of Peters as Quicksilver in Days of Future Past only a month after writer/director Joss Whedon signaled that he'd be using the character and his sister the Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron (the duo is among a "handful" of characters whose rights overlap).

"It wasn't something we anticipated, because we didn't know they were using him in the Avengers movie," Kinberg says. "We only found that out ... it got publicized, I think, weeks after we'd made the decision, after we'd done it."

As we know by now, a nod to the Scarlet Witch was cut from Days of Future Past. Whether she might be introduced in X-Men: Apocalypse remains to be seen, as Kinberg doesn't directly address that part of the question.

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