Quicksilver's scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past was well-received by fans, so it's no surprise that Evan Peters' role will have another chance to shine in X-Men: Apocalypse, and we caught a glimpse of his glorious scene in the first trailer released last week. But how challenging was it to nail that scene? According to Bryan Singer, it was extremely hard.
In an interview with Empire, the director of the upcoming sequel went into detail about how difficult and time-consuming it was to pull off what eventually would only be a tiny portion of the film:
There's one sequence that took one and a half months to shoot for three minutes of film. It involves the most complex camera moves, very sophisticated explosive algorithms, 3D Phantom cameras travelling at 50mph while shooting at 3,100 frames per second. Evan worked more days on this movie than any other actor because of this one sequence.
There are entire feature length films that don't take a month and a half to shoot, and Singer's film dedicated that much time for just three minutes of the film, so I won't be surprised if that scene ends up being the most spectacular in the entire movie. It seems that his scene will actually involve in a much more serious conflict than the fun footage in Days of Future Past. Knowing the amount of work to shoot Quicksilver's next scene has only multiplied my excitement to see the whole film. Check out the trailer below if you haven't already.