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Aaron Taylor-Johnson kind of confirmed he is playing Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Aug. 1, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the frontrunner for the job as Quicksilver in Joss Whedon's THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. Unlike many other tight-lipped actors cast in Marvel movies, the KICK-ASS 2 star doesn't seem to think there is any reason not to talk about his new role, even if it hasn't been confirmed by the studio.

In an interview with Total Film, the British actor was very keen to talk about the comic character and not just from the perspective of a fan. Taylor-Johnson got into details of how he wants to play the character on screen.

Here is what the actor had to say about Quicksilver:

There's years - over 50 years - of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that. 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.

So he definitely has an understanding of who the character is, but what about why he is interested in the role?

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 fucking quick.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson surprised me greatly with his turns in SAVAGES and ANNA KARENINA. The guy definitely has range and can bring a totally different intensity to Quicksilver that would be completely different from his KICK-ASS portrayal. He even went to far as to say he wants to bring an "out there" style to playing the role much as Nicolas Cage and Jim Carrey did in their KICK-ASS characters. Count me intrigued.

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

Source: Total Film

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4:46PM on 08/02/2013
I'm glad they're adding a man who can run really fast to this movie, because I remember thinking that the first 'Avengers' could have really done with a man who could run really fast in at least two important scenes.
I'm glad they're adding a man who can run really fast to this movie, because I remember thinking that the first 'Avengers' could have really done with a man who could run really fast in at least two important scenes.
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1:29PM on 08/02/2013
"You and I remember budapest very different"... Say, isn't Budapest in Eastern Europe...? Since Hawkeye and Black Widow are meant to play big roles in "the Avengers 2", is there a link?
"You and I remember budapest very different"... Say, isn't Budapest in Eastern Europe...? Since Hawkeye and Black Widow are meant to play big roles in "the Avengers 2", is there a link?
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10:11AM on 08/02/2013
This could be really good! I'm not a huge fan of Quicksilver and never really followed him in the comics. I think it's because he's never really been at the forefront of any of the big Marvel events, with the exception of House of M in which he turned out to be the villain. So I think what Aaron has stated above would make Quicksilver a really entertaining addition to the cast, especially where I always thought he was quite bland in the comics. Only thing they might need to do is curb the
This could be really good! I'm not a huge fan of Quicksilver and never really followed him in the comics. I think it's because he's never really been at the forefront of any of the big Marvel events, with the exception of House of M in which he turned out to be the villain. So I think what Aaron has stated above would make Quicksilver a really entertaining addition to the cast, especially where I always thought he was quite bland in the comics. Only thing they might need to do is curb the whole "racist against humans" thing since that might be hard to explain in The Avengers.
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10:04AM on 08/02/2013
Hollywood always chose same people to play comic book heros/superheros. Like Chris Evans, Halle Berry, Reynolds... ok KICK-ASS is not a classic hero but I think its a stupid way to choose.
Hollywood always chose same people to play comic book heros/superheros. Like Chris Evans, Halle Berry, Reynolds... ok KICK-ASS is not a classic hero but I think its a stupid way to choose.
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12:10AM on 08/02/2013
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a solid choice for Quicksilver. He brought much depth to his characters in Savages and Anna Karenina and based off his statements above, he should bring the same good quality to Quicksilver. Should be interesting to see how he and Peters (Days of Future Past) both play their own versions of Quicksilver in each one of the films.

I think what's even more exciting is who they cast for Scarlet Witch and how they demonstrate her powers in the film within the team.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a solid choice for Quicksilver. He brought much depth to his characters in Savages and Anna Karenina and based off his statements above, he should bring the same good quality to Quicksilver. Should be interesting to see how he and Peters (Days of Future Past) both play their own versions of Quicksilver in each one of the films.

I think what's even more exciting is who they cast for Scarlet Witch and how they demonstrate her powers in the film within the team.
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4:36AM on 08/02/2013
The_Soloist - 9:39PM on 07/29/2013:
"He would be a solid choice for Quicksilver and would bring much depth to the role. He was solid in Savages and Anna Karenina and am very much looking forward to what he brings to Godzilla."

I knew this post sounded familiar, you're copying yourself.
The_Soloist - 9:39PM on 07/29/2013:
"He would be a solid choice for Quicksilver and would bring much depth to the role. He was solid in Savages and Anna Karenina and am very much looking forward to what he brings to Godzilla."

I knew this post sounded familiar, you're copying yourself.
8:31AM on 08/02/2013
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3:17PM on 08/02/2013
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12:06AM on 08/02/2013
I can see it. He's a little wooden, but Quicksilver won't make or break The Avengers 2 for me.
I can see it. He's a little wooden, but Quicksilver won't make or break The Avengers 2 for me.
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11:46PM on 08/01/2013
Quicksilver , I haven't read many comics with him in them, but he seems a bit bland as a character. A quirky take on him by Aaron seems like it could make him a lot more interesting. I hope he plays him slightly sinister. With a touch of Magneto.
Quicksilver , I haven't read many comics with him in them, but he seems a bit bland as a character. A quirky take on him by Aaron seems like it could make him a lot more interesting. I hope he plays him slightly sinister. With a touch of Magneto.
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8:37AM on 08/02/2013
Quicksilver has always been sinister in the comics. he and his sister have been on the wrong side of the law lots of times. hes very violent, superior and pretty racist (against the human race, that is). i think he has a lot of depth and i think the real issue is going to be giving Scarlet Witch a personality, something shes lacked in most comics.
Quicksilver has always been sinister in the comics. he and his sister have been on the wrong side of the law lots of times. hes very violent, superior and pretty racist (against the human race, that is). i think he has a lot of depth and i think the real issue is going to be giving Scarlet Witch a personality, something shes lacked in most comics.
11:42PM on 08/01/2013
Scarlet Witch is going to be much more fascinating given her powers and how they'll affect the technological driven universe Marvel has created so far.
Scarlet Witch is going to be much more fascinating given her powers and how they'll affect the technological driven universe Marvel has created so far.
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9:45AM on 08/02/2013
They could do it the same way they did Thor. What humans perceive to be magic is just a more advanced science that we don't understand yet.
They could do it the same way they did Thor. What humans perceive to be magic is just a more advanced science that we don't understand yet.
11:20PM on 08/01/2013
I see this working well. Joss knows comics, and he knows movies, so you know Quicksilver is in there for a reason, and it's going to be an exciting one that adds depth to the drama. I think Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a fine choice, as he has good dramatic range. I could totally see him standing side-by-side with Saorise Ronan as the Scarlet Witch.
I see this working well. Joss knows comics, and he knows movies, so you know Quicksilver is in there for a reason, and it's going to be an exciting one that adds depth to the drama. I think Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a fine choice, as he has good dramatic range. I could totally see him standing side-by-side with Saorise Ronan as the Scarlet Witch.
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10:54PM on 08/01/2013
Aren't Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch the children of Magneto?? Are they creating new origins for these characters, or attempting to bridge Fox's X-men franchise with Disney's Marvel garbage?
Aren't Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch the children of Magneto?? Are they creating new origins for these characters, or attempting to bridge Fox's X-men franchise with Disney's Marvel garbage?
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11:18PM on 08/01/2013
Yes indeed they are. The rights for these characters are jointly held by Fox & Disney, as the characters, whilst mutants, have also been in the Avengers over the years. Thus, both can use them in this rare instance. Quicksilver is being played by a different actor in DOFP, so there's no attempt to bridge the gap. Hope that helps.
Yes indeed they are. The rights for these characters are jointly held by Fox & Disney, as the characters, whilst mutants, have also been in the Avengers over the years. Thus, both can use them in this rare instance. Quicksilver is being played by a different actor in DOFP, so there's no attempt to bridge the gap. Hope that helps.
8:33AM on 08/02/2013
Marvel/Disney garbage? huh?
Also, i dont think they are mentioning who their father is in Avengers. I think they are just going with "abandoned and raised by each other"
Marvel/Disney garbage? huh?
Also, i dont think they are mentioning who their father is in Avengers. I think they are just going with "abandoned and raised by each other"
10:35PM on 08/01/2013
I'm a lot more interested to find out who's gonna be Scarlet Witch, but Aaron Taylor-Johnson does not seem like a bad choice for Quicksilver.
I'm a lot more interested to find out who's gonna be Scarlet Witch, but Aaron Taylor-Johnson does not seem like a bad choice for Quicksilver.
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10:15PM on 08/01/2013

yikes

this dude is a tool. no confidence in this move.
this dude is a tool. no confidence in this move.
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8:39AM on 08/02/2013
If he's a tool then they've found the right person to play Quicksilver.
If he's a tool then they've found the right person to play Quicksilver.
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