Or not, depending on whether you're a fan of the comic books. However, if you're not a comic book reader this news may be considered a little bit of a spoiler, so continue reading at your own risk...
In X-Men: Days of Future Past we only got some hints as to the identity of Quicksilver's father, and now in an interview with JoBlo Quicksilver himself, Evan Peters, confirmed that it is in fact Michael Fassbender's Magneto:
"I have learned that he’s my father at this point and I am trying to … I don’t know what I can say. Yeah. It’s like an adoptive child or any kind of child who has a strange father trying to… He knows who he is now so he is trying to find him. He’s been searching for him. It’s been 10 years and he hasn’t found him and then something happens."
Perhaps the most memorable sequence in Days of Future Past was when Quicksilver breaks Magneto out of the Pentagon. Such a scene would be hard to top, but Peters and co are definitely going to give it a shot in Apocalypse.
"Yeah, I think that’s been the hardest thing. Can we top it? They did such a fucking awesome job. The special effects team is amazing. Bryan Schmears over at Second Unit, everybody just made that whole sequence awesome, I thought. I was just a minion. They just told me what to do so I didn’t really have much to do with it but I was curious to see how they were going to top it and if they could and I think they have. I’m very excited to see it myself. I’m excited for everybody to see it because we’ve been working hard on it."
Although he made the most of it, Quicksilver's screen time in Days of Future Past was very brief, probably because his skill set would have solved many of our heroes' problems. With the reveal of his parentage likely to be a major plot point there's a good chance he'll have an expanded role in Apocalypse, and that is pleasing news.
Directed by Bryan Singer and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Oscar Isaac, Evan Peters, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: Apocalypse will be released in UK cinemas on May 19, 2016 and in the US on May 27, 2016.
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