If you’re a fan of X-Men: Days of Future Past, then you likely got a kick out of Evan Peters’ portrayal of one of the fastest men alive, Quicksilver. Apparently, he charmed his way into audience’s hearts enough that 20th Century Fox is feeling like he needs more screen time. And while we could all expect him to make at least a cameo appearance in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, it seems as if he may be getting his own solo flick as well. Read on for the juicy details.
In a recent interview with Newsarama, second unit director Brian Smrz (the man behind the execution of Quicksilver’s prison break scene) had a few words to say about the character and his future in Fox’s Marvel universe.
When asked to give a few teases for X-Men: Apocalypse, he had this to say:
Well, there will be another Quicksilver scene, which I’m looking forward to; that’ll be fun. Other than that, I can’t really say much…
And when queried about what types of films he’d like to work on in the future, Smrz let this tidbit slip:
As you mentioned I’ve directed one before, but it wasn’t under the right circumstances so I’m only going to direct again in the lead chair if it’s the right project. We talked about Quicksilver before, I’d love to do a Quicksilver as a solo film because there’s a lot to enjoy with that character.
While that doesn’t confirm any sort of actual Quicksilver solo movie on the line-up for the near future, it does at least hint that the studio has been talking about the possibility of one. There’s also a rumor going around that Fox will be putting together a live-action X-Men TV series, so they might want to take Evan Peters back to his television roots and have him play a role in that project. Then again, the very same rumor says they’ll be playing the X-Factor card with that one, so maybe not. It all depends on how much star power they want to bring to the show in order to get it off the ground.
Given the performance he put on in Days of Future Past, Peters could certainly carry his own film (or lead a TV series), as long as the writers did something good with it. Also, Quicksilver going solo would almost certainly mean an appearance from Scarlet Witch and possibly even Polaris or Magneto (might as well get the whole family together, right?). And it would mean we get to see this fan favorite without Bryan Singer having to cram every damned X-Man that Fox has rights to into one film.
What say the Nerd Readers? Quicksilver in his own solo flick? Or should he lead the X-Factor television show into glory? If he did get his own movie, who would you choose as his chief nemesis?