Simon Kinberg On The 'Quicksilver' Controversy; Says He'll Be Back For X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

In a brief video interview with Total Film, the Days Of Future Past writer comments on the decision to use Quicksilver in the movie when he'll also appear in Avengers: AOU. He also confirms that we'll see the character back for X-Men: Apocalypse..and maybe Scarlet Witch too?

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By Mark Cassidy - 5/20/2014

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class, in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future.

X-Men: Days of Future Past stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, Michael Fassbender,, Ian McKellen, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Peter Dinklage, Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Fan Bingbing, Anna Paquin, Evan Peters, Daniel Cudmore, Ellen Page & Booboo Stewart. The film hits theaters May 23, 2014.
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Ruhail - 5/20/2014, 3:29 AM
Oh joy...
Brainiac13 - 5/20/2014, 3:30 AM
I love to see Scarlet witch done by fox. ;)
SuperCat - 5/20/2014, 3:31 AM
So I guess he doesn't die in this one.
AXE - 5/20/2014, 3:31 AM
I'm very excited to see the quicksilver part of the movie, goin in fresh^^
HeroWithAThousandFaces - 5/20/2014, 3:31 AM
Awesome. Look forward to seeing this Quicksilver again. He was a highlight of Days of Future Past.
WinterSoldier33 - 5/20/2014, 3:33 AM
I think
professor x
night crawler
quick silver
Scarlett witch

I think they will be in apocalypse
sickboy76 - 5/20/2014, 3:37 AM
Personally don't trust kinberg as far as I can throw him, especially after he attempted to blame everyone else for the last stand. Whedon said he wanted sw and as long before either film started up production. Even said themselves it was meant to be juggernaut breaking out magneto and then they changed it.
Darlene1974 - 5/20/2014, 3:44 AM
i really dont like sch clips, its so out of context, these sorta clips should be played in full...its not the uploader's fault in here, but them companies that love to cut interviews up!
mmadadamm - 5/20/2014, 3:47 AM
how are we going to get Angel to be in Apocalypse so that we can have Archangel as a horseman is the real question.
0megaDaGod - 5/20/2014, 3:51 AM
That isn't Quicksilver tho
Kingpin - 5/20/2014, 3:53 AM
Ruhail - 5/20/2014, 3:56 AM
Never trust Simon Kinberg
0megaDaGod - 5/20/2014, 4:08 AM

It was kinda funny seeing his name pop up at the beginning of the credits for X Men The Last Stand last night. I immediately realized why I've been left in a state of restless frustration everytime I've read one of his interviews
manofsteel1942 - 5/20/2014, 4:12 AM
Ruhail - 5/20/2014, 4:13 AM
@0megaDaGod Yup
BTW I was thinking of having an X-men marathon before DOFP would you miss out say missing origins is recommended or not?
Kurne - 5/20/2014, 4:16 AM
Didn't Helman and Collider already confirm Helman was cast as Jughead, but replaced as Stryker at the last minute (after Whedon's announcement) in favor of Quicksilver? Lol either way Simon, thanks for the update.
pepe - 5/20/2014, 4:16 AM
I hope they bring Deadpool in da sequel.....

..... Not Singerspool..,
TheBrotherhood - 5/20/2014, 4:17 AM
So they're going to bring quicksilver from the 70's to the present time? Haha...
Kurne - 5/20/2014, 4:21 AM

Apocalypse is going to be set in the 80's.

Which reminds me, considering Pietro is as young as - say 17 in this film, he'd be what, 47 in X2's time? 67 in DOFP's (future) time? Lol how old are Charles and Erik in the future?
CoulsonLives - 5/20/2014, 4:22 AM
Quicksilver CONTROVERSY? It's not like he's Bryan Singer or anything...
0megaDaGod - 5/20/2014, 4:25 AM

After watching it a couple days ago, and knowing that Tatum is gonna be Gambit, I would definitely recommend skipping it. It adds nothing to the story that is even slightly acknowledged by the other films, features Jackman's worst stint in the role, and is so laughably bad that it will actually dampen your experience watching the following four movies. It is truly one of the worst modern CBMs we've received. Even the Deadpool fight, which initially felt cool despite being so sacriligous, actually seems to have aged worse than I even imagined it could've.

If you wanna enjoy X Men 1 and 2, stay far away from Origins
AstonishingArachnid - 5/20/2014, 4:27 AM
Age of Ultron Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will be more popular than the X-Men versions, simply because A) Its Marvel studios and B) They're being introduced in the Avengers. That's just a fact of life. The Avengers 'fandom' will make sure of that. It would be similar to CW Flash being more popular than the inevitable cinematic Flash.
0megaDaGod - 5/20/2014, 4:28 AM
Origins actually contradicts several things about Wolverine that are alluded to in X2. Watching the films in chronological order seems like a pretty big blunder, only because X2 seems to be exaggerating the events of his past

But when you realize that Origins was actually made 5 years after, it becomes downright mind boggling that they could come up with such a pedestrian and occasionally embarrassing story considering how perfectly X2 set it up
Kurne - 5/20/2014, 4:29 AM
Peters looks like Olsen's bro, Taylor-Johnson looks like Fassbender's son 0_o
ekrolo2 - 5/20/2014, 4:29 AM

Magneto seemed to be about 13-14 when he met Sebastian Shaw (to me at least) so he was probably 30-31 when he met Xavier & Mystique, 40ish in DOFP and since the future thing in DOFP is apparently 2023, I'd say Mags is over 90 when the future segments are happening.
Ruhail - 5/20/2014, 4:30 AM
@0megaDaGod Thanks
kickit - 5/20/2014, 4:32 AM
I would only say to watch Origins to watch Liev Schreiber's performance.
TheDarkKnightSlap - 5/20/2014, 4:34 AM
@AstonishingArachnid ...agree on all accounts.
shadearts - 5/20/2014, 4:35 AM
Well thats gonna be some confusing shit they adding Quicksilver and Gambit all in different timelines so what will Quicksilver be on a walker and Gambit have Arthritis throwing cards because I dont see how they gonna fit with the other x-men they will probably ignore the timeline or say they arelike wolverine and age different GOTTA LOVE FOX SMH
AlexanderLykins - 5/20/2014, 4:37 AM
This makes no sense. He'd be way too old.
pointman - 5/20/2014, 4:37 AM
This whole thing is so convoluted it is almost funny if it were not tragic. This is becoming and unintentional comedy.
Kurne - 5/20/2014, 4:38 AM

That sounds about right. I remember McAvoy and Fassbender saying Charles and Erik were in their late 20's in First Class. Sounded like bs so I ignored them :P But yes, assuming he's at least 31 in First Class, in DOFP (2023) he's about... 93.
McNyagano - 5/20/2014, 4:38 AM
Hell Yeah, he was awesome in DOFP! Just give him better clothing next time-.-
ekrolo2 - 5/20/2014, 4:38 AM

Apocalypse is based solely on the First Class people in the 80s, so no they wouldn't be too old. If they brought back the older cast (which they probably won't) then it would be an issue for both Pietro and Gambit.
AlexanderLykins - 5/20/2014, 4:41 AM
Oh, okay. No problems then. Everything I've been hearing has been saying the movie ends in the future, not the past.
0megaDaGod - 5/20/2014, 4:43 AM

I would've thought that too, but then I just watched it and realized that the writing, direction and fight choreography was so cliched and awkward that Schreiber wasn't even safe from the phuckery

I'd say te only part worth watching was the opening montage (minus the ridiculous "Back to Back!" moment)

Everything following that scene is personified by the moment Wolverine pops his claws thru a boxing glove: Basically an escalating series of "What the phuck" moments
ekrolo2 - 5/20/2014, 4:43 AM

I believe it has a final scene with the future cast as a sort of send off to them, but the series as a whole will continue solely in the past.
AlexanderLykins - 5/20/2014, 4:45 AM
GeekyCheekyChic - 5/20/2014, 4:50 AM
One of Fox's biggest problems is costuming in their comic book movies. Nobody would have said "boo" if Quicksilver didn't look so damn stupid in that outfit. Fox has gotten one look right out of ALL their movies- MAGNETO Michael Fassbender.
Second place Beast X-Men Last Stand
Third Place Nightcrawler X2 (except there was no need for all those tattoos)

Everything else CRAP. They couldn't even give Cyclops decent visors.
X1- Sabretooth looked like cosplay
Storm always looks dumb in those wigs.
The very s&m gay-centric skin tight leather suits
And sorry but the future X-Men in DOFP look like a collection of cosplayers.

McNyagano - 5/20/2014, 4:50 AM
ekrolo is right:) As much as I dislike Wolverine and what they have done to the character in this franchise, he's the one I'm most excited to see in Apocalypse given what happens to his 70's younger self at the end of DOFP:O
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