Behind the Scenes Video with Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past

Behind the Scenes Video with Quicksilver from X-Men: Days of Future Past

Going back to that moment when Easter morning comes and my mother, the "Easter Bunny" at the time, had purchased two of every single X-Men character on the market for my older brother and I. Since then I have had an extreme passion for super heroes and all that comes with it, especially when in movies! In this fun behind the scenes video you can see the process and live action takes that went into that infamous Quicksilver slow-motion scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past that everyone was talking about this summer. To me, the movie overall was leaps and bounds better from a special effects standpoint than the first and this single scene illustrates that perfectly. Having first seen the snapshots of Quicksilver the year prior when they announced the casting I was incredible nervous to see how they portrays the character. Now, its the only way I would expect to see the character done in a movie so good luck next year Avengers with your take! 


Using powerful fans, a Phantom high speed camera and plenty of CGI to place all the metal and water droplets exactly where they need to be they succeeded in capturing the scene. Separating the legs with a stunt double running along the wall while filming the top half of actor Evan Peters to combine them later in post was pretty impressive to line up and get correct in the final piece. 

This along with many more behind the scenes action are all available this week with the DVD release of the movie though I think this might be the best  scene explained. 

[via Wired]

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Cool BTS. Interesting that they cut off his legs and rebuilt them with CG.

Thanks, that was by far one of the oddest and most interesting pieces about it. They had the stunt double run the wall and matched up the legs to the actor running on the treadmill later. Cant imagine the work that went into matching all that up to look seamless. Ha

My jaw was on the floor when I saw this scene in the theater. Mind was blown!

Definitely my favorite and funniest scene in the movie.