Last December it was rumored that young Juggernaut had a role in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, and now we have confirmation by Empire Magazine (via Comic Book Movie) that the sequence – which requires a mutant to break Magneto out of prison – was replaced by Evan Peters’ quirky Quicksilver.
“Quicksilver was always in our script,” says Singer. “Marvel were informed early on that I was using him. The way it’ll play out in our movie versus what I believe they are going to do is so different. And this is not an enormous role – he’s only on one beat of the movie,” described by the magazine as taking place in the kitchen of the Pentagon in 1973, which sees Quicksilver helping Charles Xavier and Wolverine break in to break Magneto out. As a guard heads down in a lift to feed the prisoner, he’s surprised to see the mutant suddenly appear in the corner of the elevator, smirking nonchalantly.
Writer Simon Kinberg originally had Xavier’s half-brother Juggernaut in mind for the role in early versions of the script.
“Everybody’s so slow to him,” says Peters on his character. “It gives him an attitude. He’s a little impatient. When [Magneto and Quicksilver] first meet, there’s a cool, “Do I know you? moment,” he says when commenting on the father-son connection between both characters.
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