Aaron Taylor-Johnson has joined Avengers: Age of Ultron as Quicksilver

Avengers: Age of Ultron: Aaron Taylor-Johnson cast as Quicksilver

After speaking openly about the character, it looks as if Aaron Taylor-Johnson has reached a deal to star as Quicksilver in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. Taylor-Johnson first entered talks with the studio back in June and according to Latino-Review has finalized that deal.

During his press run for the Kick-Ass 2, Taylor-Johnson spoke openly about the character – including some impressive research that he’s already done for the character:

“There’s years – over 50 years – of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing 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.”

In speaking about how he will approach the character, Johnson says:

“That’s what we’re in talks about really, right now – how I could become that character and not feel forced. I might not look right with the white hair, and the accent may be wrong… it just doesn’t work like that.”

Earlier this week, Samuel L. Jackson confirmed that Elizabeth Olsen has, indeed, been cast as Quicksilver’s sister Scarlet Witch. Although, Marvel has yet to release any kind of official statement expect one to be released soon (NYCC is coming up).

Avengers: Age of Ultron destroys theaters on May 1st, 2015.

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