The first one was such a hit in X-Men: Days of Future Past, that it was practically a no-brainer for the creative team to write in another Quicksilver running scene for X-Men: Apocalypse.
Running for only two minutes, the scene, in which Quicksilver aka Evan Peters speeds in and out of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngster in an attempt to rescue students, was one of the longest to film and required some of the most advanced film tech.
According to filmmaker, Bryan Singer, it took around one and a half months to shoot the scene with “Phantom 3D cameras rolling at 3,000+ frames per second through explosions at 80 miles an hour”.
Did that just go over anyone else’s head?
Whatever it means, sounds super impressive.
Singer described the footage, particularly the library explosion, as “incredible” because everything was slowed down so much you can actually read books as they move past the camera.
Check out Singer talk more about the scene below:
Meanwhile, X-Men: Apocalypse confirmed one thing about the speedy mutant that most fans have suspected for some time, that Magneto is his papa.
X-Men Apocalypse is out now on Digital. Available on 3D, Blu-ray & DVD September 28.