MANILA, Philippines – Guess who’s joined the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” neighborhood. Or has he?
Producer-director Bryan Singer, who has produced and directed past X-Men films and is once again in charge of the upcoming X-Men film, teased fans with a photo of the movie set uploaded on Twitter.
The photo, posted on July 4, shows a mailbox bearing the name “Maximoff.” Hardcore fans of the comic books know this to be the last name of the man behind superhero Quicksilver, Pietro Maximoff.
Quicksilver’s mutant power is superhuman speed. This Marvel comics character first appeared in the “X-Men#4” 1964 comics created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is the son of Magneto, the powerful mutant who can control the physics of metals and magnetic fields and rival of X-Men leader Professor X.
According to TotalFilm.com, the character of Quicksilver has been generating plenty of buzz after it was revealed that director and screenwriter Joss Whedon wrote the character into the script of “The Avengers 2.”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is the second movie in the X-Men prequel series which began with “X-Men: First Class.” The first movie recounts the origins and early friendship of Professor X and Magneto.
Watch the “X-Men: First Class” trailer here:
In a previous tweet, Singer announced that Scottish actor James McAvoy and German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender will reprise their roles for the second movie.
McAvoy played the young Professor Charles Francis Xavier and Fassbender played the young Erik Lehnsherr or Magneto.
He also welcomed back cast members Nicholas Hoult (Beast) and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique).
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is set for release in July 2014. – With reports from Pia Ranada/Rappler.com