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Has Aaron Taylor-Johnson finally signed on to play Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron?

10.04.2013

Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been linked to Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON for months now, but there hasn't been an announcement from Marvel saying the role is his. Even after meeting with the studio and director Joss Whedon, there was no news on if he had actually signed on or not.

According to Latino-Review, he has. The site is reporting Aaron-Taylor Johnson has agreed to star in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. No word from Marvel yet, but if true there could be an official announcement made very soon. Yesterday Elizabeth Olsen was pretty much confirmed to play Scarlet Witch by Samuel L. Jackson, and it sounds like Marvel is getting all their ducks in a row for their next Avengers film.

As I said yesterday when the Elizabeth Olsen news surfaced, it's going to be quite interesting to see how the characters will be used in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. They haven't always been on the side of right in the comics, so will the brother-sister duo be villains or "misunderstood" early in the film and later join The Avengers? Will there be an event the forces the two to pick a side? Regardless, I'm fascinated to see how Joss Whedon will use both of these characters.

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON will hit theaters on May 1st, 2014.

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Extra Tidbit: In the Ultimate comics Scarlet Witch was killed by Ultron after he realized he couldn't romantically be with her. Do you think that's something that will be explored in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON?
Source: Latino-Review

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12:09PM on 10/04/2013

@MartyMcDoc -- that might be the problem I have, too.

I know you're supposed to separate the art from the artist and all that, but he projects huge douchebag vibes in the interviews I've seen, and I feel like he's not a strong enough actor to shed that when he's playing roles. I found him entirely unlikable in both Kick-Ass films, for example (especially the second one), and I hated him in Savages and thought he unintentionally made the character creepier than he was meant to be. Just not a fan, I suppose.
I know you're supposed to separate the art from the artist and all that, but he projects huge douchebag vibes in the interviews I've seen, and I feel like he's not a strong enough actor to shed that when he's playing roles. I found him entirely unlikable in both Kick-Ass films, for example (especially the second one), and I hated him in Savages and thought he unintentionally made the character creepier than he was meant to be. Just not a fan, I suppose.
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11:45AM on 10/04/2013
Honestly I don't really know quicksilver.
But I am still excited for James Spader as Ultron.
Honestly I don't really know quicksilver.
But I am still excited for James Spader as Ultron.
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10:52AM on 10/04/2013

I think this guy sucks, and something about him creeps me out.

I know that's not nice and might seem trollish, but you know, actors are putting themselves in a public forum, so if they don't project a likable image, then commenting on it seems more justified. He honestly bothers me in every role of his I've seen. Something I can't put my finger on. I kinda wish they'd go for a different actor, but then again it's not like it's going to make or break the movie for me.
I know that's not nice and might seem trollish, but you know, actors are putting themselves in a public forum, so if they don't project a likable image, then commenting on it seems more justified. He honestly bothers me in every role of his I've seen. Something I can't put my finger on. I kinda wish they'd go for a different actor, but then again it's not like it's going to make or break the movie for me.
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11:15AM on 10/04/2013
I think he's an acceptable actor. My problem is that with every single early interview I've seen him in, he comes off as the biggest douche bag in the universe. I haven't seen a recent interview with him so that might've changed. But It's sometimes hard to watch him play the characters he plays because I just keep seeing him as a giant douche bag. If he was an above average actor he'd be able to convince me otherwise. But he's not. So he doesn't.
I think he's an acceptable actor. My problem is that with every single early interview I've seen him in, he comes off as the biggest douche bag in the universe. I haven't seen a recent interview with him so that might've changed. But It's sometimes hard to watch him play the characters he plays because I just keep seeing him as a giant douche bag. If he was an above average actor he'd be able to convince me otherwise. But he's not. So he doesn't.
10:38AM on 10/04/2013

What this tells me:

At least one Avenger's gonna die...and I don't think Whedon the sort to play it safe and only kill off Hawkeye. It'll be one of the 'Quartet.' Storytelling-wise, I'm inclined to think Stark (given the closure of Iron Man 3 and that he'll supposedly be responsible for creating Ultron) but could be any of them.
At least one Avenger's gonna die...and I don't think Whedon the sort to play it safe and only kill off Hawkeye. It'll be one of the 'Quartet.' Storytelling-wise, I'm inclined to think Stark (given the closure of Iron Man 3 and that he'll supposedly be responsible for creating Ultron) but could be any of them.
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1:49PM on 10/04/2013
Way before the title Age of Ultron was announced, I had called that Stark would bite the bullet in Avengers 2, and how neatly the Iron Man trilogy was wrapped up was a big reason why I thought so. But I think it's been confirmed that RDJ is signed on to reprise his role in Avengers 3 as well. Could be a flashback, could be a number of things, but I'm inclined to believe his contract protects his character from dying until then.
Way before the title Age of Ultron was announced, I had called that Stark would bite the bullet in Avengers 2, and how neatly the Iron Man trilogy was wrapped up was a big reason why I thought so. But I think it's been confirmed that RDJ is signed on to reprise his role in Avengers 3 as well. Could be a flashback, could be a number of things, but I'm inclined to believe his contract protects his character from dying until then.
10:34PM on 10/05/2013
It's gotta be either Stark or Thor. Everyone else is kind of important, especially if they want to do a take on "Civil War" in a later Avengers movie. Personally, my money's on Thor due to a) no future sequels being slated yet and b) while killing Tony might be a shock, killing Thor shows that the villain can take down gods, which is more impressive.
It's gotta be either Stark or Thor. Everyone else is kind of important, especially if they want to do a take on "Civil War" in a later Avengers movie. Personally, my money's on Thor due to a) no future sequels being slated yet and b) while killing Tony might be a shock, killing Thor shows that the villain can take down gods, which is more impressive.
9:43AM on 10/04/2013
Just a confirmation of something we already knew.
Just a confirmation of something we already knew.
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9:23AM on 10/04/2013
Is Johnson an established up and coming star yet? Someone suggested in a post yesterday under the Olsen story that the characters might first show up in the Shield series first. I guess if their established movies stars...that won't happen... but would be cool. My fear right now is that Avengers is being way over crowded...and that their roles will be small. How are you going to give them significant time when you have a villain as complex as Ultron that needs to be introduced? Is Jackson
Is Johnson an established up and coming star yet? Someone suggested in a post yesterday under the Olsen story that the characters might first show up in the Shield series first. I guess if their established movies stars...that won't happen... but would be cool. My fear right now is that Avengers is being way over crowded...and that their roles will be small. How are you going to give them significant time when you have a villain as complex as Ultron that needs to be introduced? Is Jackson going to get even less screen time? Letís already assume Hawkeye will get the Cyclops X2 treatment.
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8:57AM on 10/04/2013
What I wonder is if there would be a hint of House of M in there somewhere. If there is, it would be really cool.
What I wonder is if there would be a hint of House of M in there somewhere. If there is, it would be really cool.
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8:45AM on 10/04/2013
Is it just me, or does he look a whole bunch like Tom Hardy in that photo up top?
Is it just me, or does he look a whole bunch like Tom Hardy in that photo up top?
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11:30AM on 10/04/2013
I was about to say the same thing!
I was about to say the same thing!
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8:44AM on 10/04/2013

Help

I don't remember much about these two other than being Magneto's kids. I know this movie can't use that connection, but can someone tell me more about these two? I think it was Whedon who said they are people who wouldn't really agree with the Avengers (or something close to that), so what did he mean? They'd rather use their powers to rob and steal and become rich or what? What is their dynamic, especially with the avengers
I don't remember much about these two other than being Magneto's kids. I know this movie can't use that connection, but can someone tell me more about these two? I think it was Whedon who said they are people who wouldn't really agree with the Avengers (or something close to that), so what did he mean? They'd rather use their powers to rob and steal and become rich or what? What is their dynamic, especially with the avengers
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11:59AM on 10/04/2013
They were two of the original nine Avengers. Cap's team with Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch replaced the original five (Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Ant Man and the Wasp) in Avengers #16. The Hulk actually left the team in Avengers #3. Eventually Ant Man and the Wasp replaced Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch and Black Panther replaced Captain America. The Hulk came back in Avengers #100 for one adventure. In the meantime, Hercules, Black Knight and the Vision were introduced.
They were two of the original nine Avengers. Cap's team with Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch replaced the original five (Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Ant Man and the Wasp) in Avengers #16. The Hulk actually left the team in Avengers #3. Eventually Ant Man and the Wasp replaced Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch and Black Panther replaced Captain America. The Hulk came back in Avengers #100 for one adventure. In the meantime, Hercules, Black Knight and the Vision were introduced. The Vision and the Scarlet Witch eventually got married, which was weird because the Vision was a robot. Well, technically, he was a "synthesoid" but in John Byrne's Avengers: West Coast he was just a robot.
8:29AM on 10/04/2013

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was "singed" to play Quicksilver???

Man, those Hollywood negotiations are nastier than I thought!

He's no Chloť Grace Moretz but he's a solid actor. He'll make a good Quicksilver.
Man, those Hollywood negotiations are nastier than I thought!

He's no Chloť Grace Moretz but he's a solid actor. He'll make a good Quicksilver.
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8:40AM on 10/04/2013
Hilarious
Hilarious
8:21AM on 10/04/2013
2015*
2015*
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8:20AM on 10/04/2013
Won't believe a word of it until Sam Jackson confirms!
Won't believe a word of it until Sam Jackson confirms!
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