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.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 6/7/2013
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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DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:11 PM
Like Kick ASS???
Aaron TAYLOR Johnson?
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:12 PM
Brits are everywhere!
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/7/2013, 3:13 PM
Fascinating. I would have wanted that Draco Malfoy kid but I can live with this
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:13 PM
I blame it on Cipher!
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:13 PM
I mean, its ok. Just, strange. Dunno way.
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.
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:16 PM
It's crazy. EVERYBODY wants to be a comic book character now. 20 years ago people dismissed and laughed at the comic book world. Now. Were the flavor of the MONTH!
or, ya know, in this case the flavor of the decade!
jazzman - 6/7/2013, 3:17 PM
@DestroyallTrolls

we run the comic book universe lol
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:17 PM
And im not saying that in regard to Johnson, as he's obviously KICK-ASS, just a general comment
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:17 PM
@Jazz I know, right?
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
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:21 PM
@Marvel72
Yeah but you get all those cruel pranks...and that's just funny.
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...
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:27 PM
@Batmaniac
But what if he's a KICK-ASS Quicksilver?
hahahahaha...
ok I'll stop
AshleyWilliams - 6/7/2013, 3:27 PM
My God.
MarvelWeiner - 6/7/2013, 3:30 PM
TheAbaryMan369 - 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???
DestroyallTrolls - 6/7/2013, 3:35 PM
@Khan
I appreciated the way he got his ass kicked in KICK-ASS, no joke. Really sold the character for me, I was like, "this dude has NO IDEA what he's doing. BAD ASS!"
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
BasedThanos - 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..
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