X-Men: Apocalypse

These days, there’s a lot of speculation about the best way to continue the X-Men franchise following the lumbering, stilted X-Men: Apocalypse. And since critics and fans seem to agree that Evan Peters as Quicksilver (who first stole the show in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past) was a highlight of Apocalypse, there’s now talk of that character getting his own spinoff film.

In an interview with The Wrap, Peters initially seemed less than enthused about that option, considering that his speedster set pieces in the X-Men films each took about a month and a half to film. He said, “Oh my god, I don’t know. It would take three years to shoot, wouldn’t it? Yeah I don’t know,” before zooming out of his chair, racing to the Bahamas, zipping around the beach drinking Mai Tais and considering how much money he would make, and then returning to the Wrap interview almost instantaneously to add, “I would love to do that.”

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Then, after swimming a few laps across the Pacific Ocean while the interviewer paused to scratch her nose, Peters returned with a better idea: a crossover film headlined by both Quicksilver and Deadpool. Saying such a film could be “really fun,” Peters’ mind apparently works too fast to account for the significant age difference between the two. After all, X-Men Apocalypse takes place in the ’80s (when Quicksilver is already a burgeoning adult), while Deadpool is set in the modern day.

Sure, the filmmakers could probably flash forward 30 years and get away with presenting Peters sans age makeup (the guy already has gray hair, after all), but a better option to maintain Quicksilver’s youthful irreverence would be to use mutant time-traveler Cable—set to appear in the second Deadpool film—to somehow bring the Merc with a Mouth back to the ’70s or ’80s and encounter Quicksilver there. We’re sure Deadpool would love the opportunity to visit a disco club or crash the set of an ’80s workout video in a leotard.

Regardless of the decade in which the two team up, it’s likely that Deadpool will throw some premature ejaculation jokes at Quicksilver, who will respond by instantly removing all of Deadpool’s clothes and pushing him into traffic. Then maybe they’ll fall in love, if Reynolds has his way. Really, there are so many options here that the idea of a solo Mystique outing now feels even more superfluous.

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[via Screen Rant]