To be honest, after Samuel L. Jackson‘s announcement about Elizabeth Olsen, it was only a matter of time. Moving on, most of us have known that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been in talks to come aboard of The Avengers: Age of Ultron for quite some time. But until now, nothing had been confirmed.
Recently, Latino Review (don’t roll your eyes; I have an explanation) reported that Taylor-Johnson has officially clinched his role as Quicksilver in the movie. Now before you give me the side-eye for referencing them, please know that sources like Screen Crush and Screen Rant also reported such things (and they wouldn’t be using Latino Review as a source unless they were 110% sure; yes that 110% was purposeful).
Also, Taylor-Johson recently spoke to Total Film about the matter and what he had already learned about the character (and let’s be real: I don’t think he’d know this much about the character had he not been reading up for a prospective role; so there’s that.):
“Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other. His sister really is his guidance – emotionally she’s the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He’s very overprotective physically – he doesn’t want anyone touching her. He has real anger frustration – I like that. I always thought it’d be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he’d explain it’s because he’s burning so much energy all the time. Or ideas that you’d see him come back round – but he’s already nipped out and got his lunch somewhere else. He just got bored – his attention span is so fucking quick.”
Taylor-Johnson will be joining a recently cast James Spader (who will be playing Ultron) and Elizabeth Olsen (who will be playing Scarlet Witch) in addition to a cast that already includes franchise mainstays like Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarett Johannson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury). We’ll see if characters like Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Agent Maria Hill (Colbie Smulders), and Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) make an appearance.
Until then, we’ll keep you updated!
(The Avengers: Age of Ultron will arrive to decimate theaters May 1, 2015.)
Source: Screen Crush, Screen Rant
Images From: Danisdailydose.wordpress.com, Scenestr.com.au, Marvel.com
- Aaron Taylor Johnson definitely Quicksilver (boxofficefrontier.wordpress.com)