Aaron Taylor Johnson On Playing Quicksilver In AVENGERS 2: "We'll See"

Aaron Taylor Johnson On Playing Quicksilver In AVENGERS 2: "We'll See"

The Kick-Ass actor has already confirmed that he's met with Joss Whedon, and now he says he's "flattered to have been offered to be one of The Avengers", but it doesn't sound like it's a done deal just yet. He also discusses the character and his relationship with his sister, Wanda.

Aaron Taylor Johnson has begun to open up a bit about his potential casting as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver in Marvel's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but in this interview with Bleeding Cool the young actor gets pretty in-depth about it. He's already revealed that he's met with Marvel and director Joss Whedon, but now he confirms that he has indeed been offered the role and discusses the character and his place in the team. It sounds like Johnson is waiting to see how much meat Whedon will put on Quicksilver's bones before committing to play him.

"Firstly, I’m flattered to have been offered to be one of The Avengers. Honestly, I think it’s one of the best fucking compliments you can have, to be part of that gang, for sure. For me, it’s always about character, so if you haven’t got the basis of something to grab hold of in the personality, you’re lost. It doesn’t matter if he’s got a fucking great power it’s always about what’s going through that guy’s mind. That character, him and his sister have been abandoned by his mother and father, they’re from Eastern Europe and they look out for each other, they’ve struggled through life. There’s already so much there, and then there’s thousands of comic books to go dive into to get that character, and that’s what you work on really. That piece is such an ensemble that you have to find how that character can really stand out, not only amongst movie stars but iconic superheroes. He’s such a small piece that you don’t just jump onto a job like that and put the suit on, you really need to have some backstory and a mindset for that character, so we’ll keep working on it and we’ll see."

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frova - 7/30/2013, 8:57 AM
Jazza815 - 7/30/2013, 8:59 AM
Yeah, he signed up a few weeks back.

Looking forward to seeing him
erth2drew - 7/30/2013, 8:59 AM
aaron johnson is a great actor i can see him pulling this off
Jazza815 - 7/30/2013, 9:05 AM
First of a six picture contract, hmm, a trilogy of avengers and then three of the duo's pictures

Should be very interesting.
Highflyer - 7/30/2013, 9:07 AM
I'm happy to see both versions.
IM53 - 7/30/2013, 9:23 AM
He is in .....stoked like cipher stoked Spike from Buffy photo: Buffy gets drunk with Spike BuffyTheVampireSlayer3.gif
MrCBM56 - 7/30/2013, 9:30 AM
I get the most awkward boner looking at that comic book cover.


I'm kidding, that's [frick]ing disgusting.
IM53 - 7/30/2013, 9:30 AM
Lol classic Spike. Noice
Shara184 - 7/30/2013, 9:33 AM
@Deadpool Oh man, that's disturbing..... What makes it worse is Wolvie is straight up just creeping on them in the bushes *blegh*
ralfinader - 7/30/2013, 9:36 AM
El [frick]a you, TonyJoel. Que pasta?
IM53 - 7/30/2013, 9:37 AM
O tool FTW :D
CherryBomb - 7/30/2013, 9:39 AM

SW and QS were a pretty romantic, sweet couple then you realise they're brother and sister and you're like ... EWWW.
BUT I like that they did explore this in the Ultimate Version, I mean the two of them have always been very close siblings and it does happen in real life.
SpectacularJoSh - 7/30/2013, 9:39 AM
hey TonyJoel go [frick] yourself.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2013, 9:40 AM
Wasn't this posted yesterday?
CherryBomb - 7/30/2013, 9:40 AM

Now, all we need is Saoirse Ronan to get onboard officially so we can have two people playing siblings who actually look like they could be related!

marvel72 - 7/30/2013, 9:42 AM
@ nomis

do they know they're brother & sister? or is it like luke & leia kind of relationship.
GodzillaKart - 7/30/2013, 9:43 AM
Would somebody ban TonyJoel?
CherryBomb - 7/30/2013, 9:43 AM

Saoirse Ronan ...

hartley07 - 7/30/2013, 9:48 AM
I dont like it. Hiring an actor from a superhero spoof as an actual superhero. (i know kick ass is a real comic, but its basically a spoof of the genre, using the genre itself as a vehicle.) Like hiring Cary Elwes from men in tights to do a ridley scott robin hood movie. Or bill pullman from spaceballs to be luke skywalker in ep VII. too weird. It's just asking for too many one-liners hinting at the other movie, like him using the phrase "kick-ass" in avengers, or referencing quicksilver in a kick-ass movie just to get a couple dry chuckles in the theater. stupid.
GliderMan - 7/30/2013, 9:48 AM
AnonymousGuy - 7/30/2013, 9:49 AM
"How will your friends have time for me, when they're so busy fighting you?"

What if Ultron pulled that line from Loki and actually did it right? LOL! Mess with the Iron Man suit...
comicb00kguy - 7/30/2013, 10:03 AM
So long as it's not the depraved and disgusting ultimate version. I do NOT want to see incest portrayed in a comic-related movie.
Omarvls - 7/30/2013, 10:11 AM
Knowing Marvel and the way they do business
I bet QuickSilver will have a big part in Age of Ultron
So the regular fan base will say when they see The Flash
wasn't he in Avengers 2 already
126thst - 7/30/2013, 10:20 AM
He's in, just can't say yet..
NovaCorpsFan - 7/30/2013, 10:26 AM
Lol, Aaron's all like, "Yeah it's all about getting a feel for the character y'know, understanding his mind and emotions."

Luke Evans, "Yeah, he's a bit of a spazz."
exe - 7/30/2013, 10:41 AM
The incest thing is already engraved in the minds and hearts of whoever read Ultimates. Which is why I don't want Wanda and Pietro in this. It makes the movie off-putting in some way.

Shame. [frick] Jeph Loeb for this bullshit.
Ramiel - 7/30/2013, 10:46 AM
QS is going to rock in Avengers: AOU!
Negaduck - 7/30/2013, 10:58 AM
I'd nail her if she was my sister....just sayin'
StrangerX - 7/30/2013, 11:04 AM
Idk.. I've seen some crazy stuff in movies.

I mean does anyone remember the guy on donkey show in clerks 2..
Pharaoh - 7/30/2013, 11:04 AM
James Marsters should be Quicksilver without a doubt...
CherryBomb - 7/30/2013, 11:13 AM

@TrueBelieve awww that's very sweet!
DrDoom - 7/30/2013, 12:54 PM
He's definitely in. He is probably reading Whedon's latest draft as we speak.
ParisSun - 7/30/2013, 1:28 PM
There is no way Disney will allow that incest story to make it screen. I think we don't have to worry about that, I hope. I'm more curious about Scarlet Witch's powers. Will it be magic or mathematics? Aaron probably wants to make sure he doesn't get the Hawkeye treatment.

I just hope that Cap, Thor and Hulk don't get the shaft since Whedon has to service Iron Man (of course), Ultron, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver and increase the role of Hawkeye and Black Widow.
jimoakley666 - 7/30/2013, 1:29 PM
He needs to cut that friggin' hair, the big woofter.
niknik - 7/30/2013, 2:19 PM
If they go with the sick, twisted, incest version from the Ultimates I am out. Not just for that film but for all Marvel films from here on out. Those sick phuks in Hollywood might just do it too.
RodimusPryme - 7/30/2013, 3:03 PM
Is it just me or does Cherry Bomb have the worst ideas about CBM's?
marvel72 - 7/30/2013, 4:42 PM
they can have their costumes from the ultimates but no hanky panky this isn't game of thrones.
Enphlieuwince - 7/30/2013, 4:52 PM
@RodimusPryme Nah it's just you. Can't believe you hate on Cherry Bomb and totally miss Pharoah tryna sell us on a 50 year old playing the part... Get it together ppl. Btw ATJ is going to own this role and really complement the cast; another great decision MCU.
Phileo26 - 7/30/2013, 6:16 PM
First, let me say that I fully agree w/ marvel72! I think the ultimate costumes would work well, but DO NOT want to see incest btwn. them!! Really!?!?!

Also, I believe that Marvel is planning to use QS more the future Avengers movies but also more so in The Imhumans.

Right, I mean he is Crystal's husband, and then her Ex.
superbatspiderman - 7/30/2013, 7:05 PM
So Quicksilver is in this and the x-Men movies? Way to make it not so confusing Marvel.

Yeah, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch better not be banging in this because that shit is weird.
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