20th Century Fox may be wondering where to go with its ‘X-Men’ franchise, now that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ fell short at the box office. The studio still has a third ‘Wolverine’ coming out next year, which will reportedly be entitled ‘Weapon X’. And of course, this spring, Fox scored unexpected gold with the deconstructionist ‘Deadpool’. Fox also has the much-delayed ‘Gambit’ in the pipeline, as well as a ‘New Mutants’ movie and a sequel to ‘Deadpool’.
If the studio did want to continue the core ‘X-Men’ chronology, perhaps their best bet would be in spinning Evan Peter’s Quicksilver off into his own movie. Quicksilver was undeniably the highlight of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and even though his major sequence in ‘Apocalypse’ was basically a retread of that same sequence, it was still entertaining and Quicksilver adds a much needed sense of levity to the X-Movies.
Unfortunately, Peters explained that his big ‘Apocalypse’ scene, which only lasts about five minutes, took a month and a half to shoot, and flatly stated that he would not be interested in doing a solo Quicksilver movie, since it would take an extremely long time to shoot it, if he used his powers too much.
But he might be enticed to reprise the role in a team up movie. The actor stated:
“I would like to see a Deadpool/Quicksilver movie, I think that would be really fun.”
It’s understandable that Peters would like to hitch his wagon to this major money-maker. But would two comedy foils in one movie work? Who’d be the straight man? Would they have to bring back Colossus? Or Wolverine? Hugh Jackman has already stated that he would come out of retirement if he were paired with Ryan Reynolds in a ‘Deadpool’ installment.
What do you think? Do you want to see more of Peter’s Quicksilver? If so, would you prefer him in another team film, a solo venture or a ‘Deadpool’ sequel?
Source: The Wrap