20th Century Fox has unveiled a great little featurette showing off how Bryan Singer and his team crafted the fun Quicksilver sequence in X-Men: Apocalypse.
The film has unfortunately been receiving mixed reviews, but regardless of what one thinks of the film itself, most will agree that this Quicksilver scene was freakin’ awesome.
The scene, titled ‘The Extraction,’ saw Quicksilver, aka Peter Maximoff, racing through the mansion to save as many people as he can before the unfolding implosion takes out everyone. The sequence was filmed using the Phantom camera, which can run at 3000 frames per second. They rigged the camera on a track to fly through an exploding set at around 90 mph (around 144 khm).
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Synopsis for X-Men: Apocalypse:
Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and save mankind from complete destruction.