Of all the new characters from the X-Men franchise that appeared in director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, none was quite so memorably introduced to general audiences and die hard Marvel fans alike Quicksilver (Evan Peters). Appearing in a crucial sequence that served to feature a full display of his supernatural abilities, and backed by the soundtracked selection of “Time In A Bottle” as sung and performed by Jim Croce, Peters’ performance as Magneto’s son turned the heads of moviegoers the world over, making his return to the character in X-Men: Apocalypse a means for deserved celebration.
Leading up to the theatrical release of Singer’s potential swan song to the larger X-Men feature franchise, Quicksilver has yet again become the center of intense speculation as an even more monumental sequence displaying his super speed has been teased leading up to the film’s theatrical release later this month. Peters has also been open about his enthusiasm for the direction that character is headed in next – all of which makes the latest TV spot all the more exciting.
In the footage featured above, Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse is cast in light of the inherent comedy of Peters’ take on the Quicksilver character, as the voice-over narration promises that, “No one is faster,” while the character can be seen moving a small dog presumably out of harm’s way at the speed of light. Meanwhile, actor Nicholas Hoult (Beast) released a viral video (see below) to his official Twitter account featuring a significant portion of the X-Men team dancing in full “Beast Mode,” in keeping with the overall comic flair of the latest Quicksilver TV spot.
Despite the otherwise ominous nature of the end of times narrative that the surrounding movie will have to contend with, these two pieces of marketing for X-Men: Apocalypse help to lighten the mood a little going into what is sure to be a game changing event for the long-running feature franchise. Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse is sure to bring more than his fair share of doom and gloom, which is why characters like Quicksilver are so necessary to balance things out.
Advance reviews for X-Men: Apocalypse have been rather mixed, but that doesn’t mean the cast and crew behind the film haven’t put their all into delivering a movie that Marvel fans will appreciate. Hopefully once it arrives in theaters, people will find plenty in it to love.
X-Men: Apocalypse will open in U.S. theaters on May 27, 2016, followed by Wolverine 3 on March 3, 2017, and unannounced X-Men films on October 6, 2017 (possibly Gambit), January 12, 2018 (possibly Deadpool 2), and July 13, 2018 (possibly The New Mutants).