American Horror Story's Evan Peters is playing Quicksilver in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. It will be interesting to see the different versions of this character in this movie and in Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron. In a recent interview with IGN, Peters talked about the character he plays and the technology used to bring him to life on the big screen. When talking about the speed effect he said,
"They used motion capture. I don’t know what I can say about it and not get in trouble, I really don’t. But they shot a lot of slow motion. They brought in an amazing camera, the Phantom -- it’s, like, 3600 frames per second. They brought in these huge, bright lights and did some amazing, amazing stuff with it. I’m excited to see it all cut together and check all that out. It’s going to be really cool."
The actor went on to explain that his character will get to spend time with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine and James McAvoy's Professor X in the 1970s part of the film. He also describes the character as being a "twitchy" teenager, which is different from how the character is portrayed in the comics. When talking about the changes in the film he said,
"Bryan Singer has a lot of creative freedom on these X-Men movies -- he can do pretty much whatever he wants with them. There’s always that risk, but I think at the end of the day, you want to try to make the best movie you can. You kinda gotta go with your gut on that."
He goes on to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will have a completely different version of Quicksilver. When asked what he thought of it he said,
"Well, my character can’t be in The Avengers. It’s going to be a different one. It won’t be me, it’ll be someone else. But yeah, I didn’t focus too much on it. I mean, what an amazing opportunity to be a part of X-Men. I’m gonna try to do the best job that I can and not let anyone down. That was pretty much where I was at with it. I just thought it was really cool to be a part of all the special effects stuff and the movies that I grew up loving. It’s awesome."
The movie comes out on May 23rd, 2014, and Evans seems like he was perfectly cast for the part he's playing.