Marvel Eyeing KICK-ASS Star Aaron Johnson For 'Quicksilver' Role In THE AVENGERS 2

Marvel Eyeing KICK-ASS Star Aaron Johnson For 'Quicksilver' Role In THE AVENGERS 2

While Fox moves forward with Evan Peters playing Quicksilver in the forthcoming X-Men movie, Peters' Kick-Ass co-star Aaron Johnson is reportedly being eyed for the role in Marvel's The Avengers sequel.

When the Maximoffs, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver, were confirmed last month as new Avengers 2 recruits, director Joss Whedon stated he was in the early process of casting the super-powered siblings. While Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is reportedly a "prototype" for Wanda Maximoff, The Wrap & Deadline now report that English thesp Aaron Johnson is in early talks for Pietro Maximoff.

Scheduling issues may prevent Aaron Johnson from taking up Marvel's offer as the Kick-Ass star is in "high-demand" and currently filming the Godzilla remake. However, the 22-year-old actor is currently Marvel's top choice for the Quicksilver role, with other potential candidates unknown.

Before joining The Avengers 2, Quicksilver will appear briefly during X-Men: Days of Future Past next year, ironically, played by Aaron Johnson's Kick-Ass co-star Evan Peters. Seemingly after learning of Marvel Studios' plans for the speedster, Fox studios asserted its partial ownership of the character by adding him to X-Men director Bryan Singer's mutant line-up. However, Evan Peters' portrayal of Pietro Maximoff is limited to a cameo while Aaron Johnson would have a starring role.

So far starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, with Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, Marvel's The Avengers untitled sequel is written and directed by Joss Whedon, and starts shooting early next year for a May 1, 2015, release date.

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DaenerysTargaryen - 6/7/2013, 3:13 PM
Fascinating. I would have wanted that Draco Malfoy kid but I can live with this
Reasonnnn - 6/7/2013, 3:15 PM
I approve.
FrenzyFreak - 6/7/2013, 3:15 PM
Underrated, great choice.
sameoldthing - 6/7/2013, 3:16 PM
Bad Choice.
Find unknown actors for the siblings..be creative.
jazzman - 6/7/2013, 3:17 PM
@DestroyallTrolls

we run the comic book universe lol
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2013, 3:18 PM
Typecasting...
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2013, 3:18 PM
lol he's a good actor tho
marvel72 - 6/7/2013, 3:19 PM
@ MARVELPSYCHO79

comic con is the best time of the year on this site,1st april the worse.
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2013, 3:20 PM
RextheKing - 6/7/2013, 3:24 PM
I think this is Marvel saying [frick] you to Fox, for the last minute, "We're using Quicksilver too" stunt they pulled. Since Fox decided to choose an actor from Kick-ass to play Quicksilver, Marvel also decided to use an actor from Kick-ass.
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2013, 3:27 PM



There's your twins...
AshleyWilliams - 6/7/2013, 3:27 PM
My God.
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2013, 3:30 PM
Abary - 6/7/2013, 3:34 PM
Maybe he won't be called quicksilver in A2 but in DOFP he will just go by the name quicksilver???
Ghjklbnm - 6/7/2013, 3:41 PM
If there is Aaron Taylor-Johnson in one big movie per year for the next few years, I will be in heaven. Oh wait...
TheWolverine08 - 6/7/2013, 3:44 PM
I have never thought of him in the role, but now that I think about it, it seems good!
SageMode - 6/7/2013, 3:48 PM
Pretty good choice
marvel72 - 6/7/2013, 3:49 PM
@ DestroyallTrolls

the odd joke is fine but its like every article.
thetrojan - 6/7/2013, 3:49 PM
excellent...carry on
typicalfanboy - 6/7/2013, 3:51 PM
eh. they seem too young, but i guess it could be worse
NightForce - 6/7/2013, 3:52 PM
I'd be OK with this
DrDoom - 6/7/2013, 3:52 PM
Him and Saoirse would make a great duo.
DO EET
Lenbert - 6/7/2013, 3:53 PM
@marvelweiner YESSSSSS!!!!!!
AlexanderLykins - 6/7/2013, 3:53 PM
Perfect! I didn't even think about him when I was looking up actors to the role. Him and Saoirse would be outstanding.
SpectacularJoShFest - 6/7/2013, 3:54 PM
A better choice than the douche Singer got
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2013, 3:56 PM
yes at what?
ThisIsHeavy - 6/7/2013, 3:56 PM
Great casting, but the only down-side to this is that we're going to have a load of teenage girls flooding the movie theaters.
Moohika - 6/7/2013, 4:02 PM
Suddenly I'm not so excited for Avengers 2. Whedon needs to let go of all this quicksilver and scarlet witch nonsense and instead focus on black panther or and dr strange
LucasMend - 6/7/2013, 4:03 PM
I think I would prefer someone a bit older. Not a fan of Aaron anyway.
ThisIsHeavy - 6/7/2013, 4:04 PM
@MARVELPSYCHO79
Look at the top comments, this is what we have to look forward to..
FlapjackAce - 6/7/2013, 4:04 PM
When I first saw him, I would've said nah. But yes, I Like the choice.
malekithdude - 6/7/2013, 4:05 PM
Why would they focus on Dr Strange in Avengers 2 when he'll have his own movie shortly afterwards?
Omarvls - 6/7/2013, 4:07 PM
The funny thing about it is that as of now I'm looking forward to seeing Guardians of the Galaxy more then Avengers 2
TayDee - 6/7/2013, 4:11 PM
Why can't they use the same kid. Ughhhh this is getting stupid now.
Morbius - 6/7/2013, 4:12 PM
He would make a good quicksilver weird that they were both in Kickass tho LOL.
PsyGuy - 6/7/2013, 4:12 PM
He'd be fantastic!
Reviewscrub72 - 6/7/2013, 4:12 PM
PLEASE!!!!
Craterus - 6/7/2013, 4:16 PM
Definitely not the worst case scenario.
TheAbomination - 6/7/2013, 4:18 PM
Sounds good to me.
TheRationalNerd - 6/7/2013, 4:18 PM
This guy is going to have some serious cash in his pockets!

-Kick-Ass 2
-Godzilla
-Avengers 2

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