How the Quicksilver sequence was shot for X-Men:Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse has opened worldwide to mixed reviews along with a modest opening weekend in the states in the midst of heavily packed summer. Personally, I enjoyed the film but it was definitely weaker compared to it’s predecessors First Class and Days of Future Past.

One of the standout characters of DOFP was Quicksilver played by Evan Peters. His breakin sequence was one of the best action sequences in comic book movie history perfectly showcasing his powers. A similar sequence makes way into the latest X-Men entry.

MILD SPOILERS!!!

In the film there is a blast at the X-Mansion aka Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Quicksilver comes in to save the day, making sure no on is hurt. This was one of the best moments from the film.

Fox has released a short video showing how the sequence was realised. Director Bryan Singer coupled CG (of course!) with a high speed camera, Special Effects and wireworks to film the sequence. In an interview with Collider, Peters said the sequence took 30 days to shoot with him bouncing between the main unit and the second unit.

Check out the video below:

Video Courtesy : 20th Century Fox via YouTube

The film also stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Helman, Lana Condor, and Ben Hardy.

Read the official synopsis below:

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction

X-Men: Apocalypse - Quicksilver poster

X-Men: Apocalypse Poster

 

Kenneth Sequeira

A self confessed Nolanite, Batfan and a young cinephile.