X-Men: Dark Phoenix will see actor Evan Peters reprise role of Quicksilver
In the last two X-Men movies - X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), everyone remembers the scenes where the young white-haired speedster stops the moment and does a stellar act with displacing all the moving objects/bodies while they are at a virtual rest (super-speed heroes can do that!), only to create a comic relief in the full-throttle action movie.
The actor's performance in both these movies have gained him a lot of popularity and continuing that fanfare, it seems the actor Evan Peters has been roped in for the upcoming installment of X-Men as well.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR), in one of its pieces, says that Peters' Quicksilver was not initially a part of the story as per the comic books storyline, but owing to the character's popularity among the audience, it has been decided to reprise the character in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Joining Peters will be Lamar Johnson, one of the stars of the BAFTA Award-winning Canadian show The Next Step. According to THR, Johnson's part in the film has been kept a secret as of now.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be set around the Dark Phoenix saga from the X-Men comics world. Jean Grey, a student at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters and a powerful mutant with telekinetic and telepathic abilities, undergoes a personality shift when, in a mission with the X-Men team, she is protected and later imbued by an all-powerful cosmic energy called Phoenix Force.
Over some time, this force overwhelms and takes control of Grey's personality, making her evil (thus, Dark Phoenix) and corrupts her to such an extent that it becomes inevitable on the part of the X-Men to fight her.
Sophie Turner, who had played the role of Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse will reprise her role in the upcoming film along with the franchise veterans like Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Nicholas Hoult. The other stars from X-Men Apocalypse — Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan and Kodi Smit-McPhee will also be seen in the latest film. Jessica Chastain is also going to be featured in this film as a villain.
The film will also mark the directorial debut of X-Men writer/producer Simon Kinberg, and is slated to release on 2 November 2018.