Work continues on Bryan Singer’s return to the X-Men franchise, Days Of Future Past and today he tweeted out some info on how he might be portraying the mutant Quicksilver’s power of super speed.
— Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) August 6, 2013
To put this in perspective, normal films are shot at 24 frames per second (fps) while video is shot at 30 frames per second. Presumably, Singer is filming what would be the “regular speed” action, which, when the footage is slowed down to 24 fps it will appear that those in the footage are virtually motionless. To this, Singer will add Quicksilver (Evan Peters) moving through the shot, visualizing how he sees the world when he is moving at super speed.
I am sure that the final effect will be impressive and it should be interesting to see if The Avengers: Age Of Ultron director Joss Whedon will utilize a similar method to portray Quicksilver in his own film or if he will come up with a different idea.
X-Men: Days Of Future Past is set for release on May 23, 2014.