More From Aaron Taylor-Johnson On Playing 'Quicksilver' In THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Discussing the physical transformation the role would require, and the appeal of the character, Aaron Taylor-Johnson also talks about Quicksilver's relationship with Scarlet Witch and more. Check it out!
Considering he's yet to officially sign on for the sequel, Aaron Taylor-Johnson hasn't been able to offer much about playing Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron. But when Total Film caught up with the 23-year-old actor during his Kick-Ass 2 promotional run, the UK magazine got him to talk more lengthily about the Marvel-lous possibility. Check it out below!
“There’s years – over 50 years – of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that,” he said. “Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other. His sister really is his guidance – emotionally she’s the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He’s very overprotective physically – he doesn’t want anyone touching her.”
On the appeal of the speedster character, Johnson says, “He has real anger frustration – I like that. I always thought it’d be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he’d explain it’s because he’s burning so much energy all the time. Or ideas that you’d see him come back round – but he’s already nipped out and got his lunch somewhere else. He just got bored – his attention span is so [frick]ing quick.”
On the physical transformation that the role would require, Aaron Taylor-Johnson adds, “That’s what we’re in talks about really, right now – how I could become that character and not feel forced. I might not look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong… it just doesn’t work like that. It’s about – unless you’re Jim Carrey or Nic Cage and go ‘This is the character’, people go ‘OK, OK…’ When people haven’t been shown your range like that, then they’re a bit more skeptical – they may not want you to push the boundaries in that way. But that’s what I’m interested in as an actor…” What do you think?
So far starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, with Kick-Ass actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson in negotiations to join, Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron is written and directed by Joss Whedon, and is scheduled to start filming in March in the United Kindom for a May 1, 2015 release date.
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