Aaron Taylor-Johnson provides details on Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron


Continuing all the information from the latest issue of Empire, the magazine talked with Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) about his portrayal of Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron.  “He’s very agitated because everything runs too slowly for him. He’s quick at everything. He’s quick to lose his temper.” said Johnson.

On the topic of his relationship with his sister, Scarlet Witch, Johnson said, “it’s more about Pietro and Wanda together, a yin/yang where he’s very physical and very protective of her and she’s very internal and always mothering him. Pietro doesn’t f*cking trust anybody. The only one he cares for and at the end of the day will jump in front of a bullet for is his sister, Wanda.”

It also sounds as if “the Twins” will have Eastern European accents in the film: “We all wanted to pull it back to the comic book. That’s why we did East European accents.”

Johnson also talked about the process of portraying his character’s powers on screen: “Every time I enter or exit a scene I am a blur. I would perfect the skid really well. You know how you’re a kid at school and on a rainy day in the playground the skidding would be a competition? It was like that. I was really good at skidding and not just in straight lines,” Johnson said. “I would run in and then do the scene and run out and then they’d have to do it exactly the same again but without any actors. A ‘Pietro Pass’ is what they’d call it. Then they might need an ‘Iron Man Pass’ and someone might go in dressed as a big Iron Man, and then a ‘Hulk Pass’ and they’d get the biggest stunt guy, who’s like, f*cking 300 lbs of muscle and he’d stand there painted green.”

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It was highly publicized that Aaron Taylor-Johnson wouldn’t be the only actor playing Quicksilver on-screen. Last year, Evan Peters (FX’s American Horror Story) portrayed the speedster in X-Men: Days of Future Past. However, Johnson wasn’t afraid of his on-screen competition at all, saying, “that was already out there before I even signed the contract. If I’d cared that much, I would have said no. It didn’t phase me for one minute.”

Peters’ Quicksilver was one of the highlights and most memorable scenes in X-Men: Days of Future Past. As it turns out Aaron Taylor-Johnson was a fan of that scene too! “What I knew of it was that Evan Peters’ Quicksilver was set in the ’70s, and it was different. I didn’t watch any of it while making Avengers, but I did see it recently, and it was fantastic.”

What do you think?

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

Source: Empire (via CBM)

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