Cast member Evan Peters poses at the premiere of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" in Hollywood, California October 5, 2014. The fourth season premieres on FX on October 8.
American Horror Story: Freak Show" in Hollywood, California October 5, 2014. The fourth season premieres on FX on October 8. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Very few details have been revealed so far about Evan Peters’ role as Quicksilver in “X-Men: Apocalypse.” The speedster was not featured in the trailer leaked some months past. However, the actor himself recently spilled some details about his character’s purpose in the film.

Peters briefly talked about his role in “X-Men: Apocalypse” during an interview with Details about the latest “American Horror Story” sequel titled “Hotel.” The actor opened up about Quicksilver’s storyline after he was asked whether the Bryan Singer-directed film will deal with zombies.

“That would be amazing if Apocalypse brought back the dead to help him take over the earth. But the story is that my character is searching for his father and wants to find him. It starts there and then he jumps on the X-Men train and gets sucked up in this whole Apocalypse madness: He tries to stop him from destroying the world,” Peters told Details.

The actor also assured fans that the sequel will be the “greatest X-Men movie all.” Peters said the scope of the film will be huge considering “it’s about the apocalypse.”

In the comic book story, Quicksilver’s father is Magneto (Michael Fassbender). In keeping with his storyline in the comics, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” also included some slight references to his parental connection to Magneto. One scene in particular is when Quicksilver helped Magneto escape prison and he saw the mutant’s ability to control metal. He had said, “My mom once knew a guy who could do that.”

Screen Rant reports that Peters’ revelation about Quicksilver trying to stop his father from destroying the world is not far from the comic book storyline. In the comics, Magneto eventually becomes one of Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen and is out to destroy or kill mankind instead of converting them to mutants. Apparently, the speedster will be out on another thrilling rescue mission in “X-Men: Apocalypse” much like in “Days of Future Past.”

Peters previously told MTV during a phone interview that another “bigger and better” Quicksilver sequence will be highlighted in “X-Men: Apocalypse.” However, the actor admitted that his scene will not top his fun kitchen sequence in “Days of Future Past.”

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