Evan Peters’ performance as the speedy mutant Quicksilver in X-Men: Days Of Future Past is widely regarded as one of the highlights of the movie, with one sequence in particular showcasing the character’s powers in an epic action scene that put the world around the character in slow-motion as he used his powerful abilities to do what needed to be done (and then some) in a room filled with armed guards.
In an interview with Newsarama, second-unit director Brian Smrz reveals his lead role in creating that scene, and confirms Quicksilver’s return in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. He also hints at the possibility of a Quicksilver solo movie down the road.
“They want me to start pretty soon, on the storyboarding and stuff,” said Smrz of his work on the Days of Future Past sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. “I’ll be working on the next X-Men for the next month or so part-time, and by the end of the year it’ll be full-time.”
“There will be another Quicksilver scene, which I’m looking forward to,” he added. “That’ll be fun.”
Given his long resume of superhero films — he’s served as second-unit director for seven DC and Marvel movies in addition to Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming Terminator Genisys — Smrz was asked whether he’d like to make a jump to the lead director’s chair anytime soon, and his response seemed to indicate that Quicksilver’s celebrated debut may lead to a bigger spotlight on the character.
“We talked about Quicksilver before,” he said when asked what sort of film he’d like to direct. “I’d love to do a Quicksilver as a solo film because there’s a lot to enjoy with that character.”
X-Men: Apocalypse hits theaters May 27, 2016.