“X-Men: Apocalypse” is in now in theaters and looking to top the box office for Memorial Day weekend. While it may not have garnered as much attention and praise from critics as “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” things are still looking good for the mutant superhero action flick.
In a new featurette for the latest film, audiences get a behind-the-scenes look at Quicksilver’s (Evan Peters) epic slow-mo “Extraction” scene, outlining how they were able to pull it off.
In the scene the mansion is imploding so Quicksilver has to go in and save everyone who’s in there. Director Bryan Singer explains that they used some of the most advanced technology for this elaborate sequence.
For the slow motion the team used a phantom camera that runs 3,000 prints per second so it can freeze real-time. “To put that in perspective, something that happens in a blink of an eye turns into about 15-seconds,” explained utility stunts Charles William Shults.
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The amazing clip shows the stuntmen rehearsing, the camera moving at close to 90mph, explosions, objects being thrown in all directions and so much more. The result is quite impressive, check it out for yourself in the video above.
At this moment, according to reports, it looks like “Apocalypse” will bring in $80 million in the U.S. over the four day weekend – doubling “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
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