AVENGERS: Aaron Taylor-Johnson On 'Quicksilver''s Accent, Personality, Powers, And More
Kick-Ass and Godzilla star Aaron Taylor-Johnson talks here about how Quicksilver's powers will be portrayed in Avengers: Age of Ultron, his relationship with his sister (no, it won't be incestuous), and what he thought of X-Men: Days of Future Past's Pietro...
We don't know a lot about Avengers: Age of Ultron's Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, but based on what we've been able to piece together so far, they start off in Baron von Strucker's custody before working with Ultron and ultimately The Avengers. Talking in the latest issue of Empire Magazine, star Aaron Taylor-Johnson shed some light on what to expect from Pietro in the movie. "He's very agitated because everything runs too slowly for him. He's quick at everything. He's quick to lose his temper." As for how he'll interact with the Scarlet Witch, Johnson added: "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 [frick]ing 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."
When it was put to him that his Quicksilver will be a pretty intense guy, he added: "I hope so. We all wanted to pull it back to the comic book. That's why we did East European accents," confirming that the duo will indeed be speaking with a European twang in the sequel.
As for how his powers will be portrayed on screen, it definitely sounds different to The Flash and X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Johnson comparing how he went about handling these moments to his childhood. "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. 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 300lb of muscle and he'd stand there painted green."
Wait, did someone say X-Men: Days of Future Past?
As it turns out, Johnson was a fan of that take on Quicksilver, but doesn't appear to give a damn about having some competition on the big screen with another actor playing essentially the same character! "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. 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." Thoughts on these comments?
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