Even though Fox’s ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ underperformed in relation to expectations at the box office during its opening weekend, it received a generally positive reaction from fans.  Some of this audience love is likely due to the amount of returning characters to the film from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ the most recent entry into the X-series.  One of the highlights from that film was the scene where Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters, zooms around a room where things are moving in slow-motion to him.  A scene in ‘Apocalypse’ recreates that feel once again, and Fox has now released a short visual effects-related video to show fans a little bit about how these scenes come to life.

In ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ Quicksilver mush dash into action – pardon the pun – when Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters, home of the X-Men, begins to implode.  Only a super-fast mutant can muster enough speed to save everyone inside, so it’s literally a job just for him.  The scene is, in this writer’s opinion, the high point of the film.

Here’s the VFX video:

Peters also shared some information in an Entertainment Weekly interview about the scene and how it related to him and the stunt team:

“Some of it is me running around and people frozen in mannequin poses. then we’d bring in Colin Follenweider, the Quicksilver stunt double, to do some of the flips and running on walls, the things I’m just unable to do physically. Colin is from Cirque du Soleil. He’s an incredible acrobat. He’s like a huge deal. He’s amazing. So it’s really cool. They bring him in for the intense stuff. Then they bring me in there and I just try not to mess it up. It’s a huge collaborative effort. And it’s a helluva lotta fun.”

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is in US theaters now.


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Tony Schaab yearns to see the deleted scene from the ‘Thundercats’ cartoon in which Snarf is forced to do his monthly cleaning of the giant litterbox behind the Cat’s Lair.  A lover of most things sci-fi and horror, Tony is an author by day and a DJ by night. Come hang out with Tony on Facebook and Twitter to hear him spew semi-funny nonsense and get your opportunity to finally put him in his place.