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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.