Comic-Con 2013: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Talks Quicksilver in ‘The Avengers 2′

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X-Men Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer announced two months ago that Evan Peters (American Horror Story) is playing the speedy mutant Quicksilver, son of Magneto, in his film that will be unveiled to fans this afternoon for the first time. Not long after this casting news, a report suggested that Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios were looking at Aaron Taylor-Johnson to play that same character in The Avengers 2. Could we see two Quicksilvers today during the Fox and Marvel Studios Comic-Con 2013 panels?

MTV chatted with Aaron Taylor-Johnson during Comic-Con for Kick-Ass 2 and directly asked the actor on what’s going on with Quicksilver in The Avengers 2 and he didn’t even attempt to deny it, coming off with a tone that he’s in talks or perhaps even confirmed for the role.

“Oh, that’s um, I don’t think I can talk about that, but it’s definitely an exciting prospect…”

He continues, after being asked if he’s been reading up on the character:

“Yeah, it really is. [QuickSilver] has a really interesting character and background. In fact, my wife has just been out and bought the first ever cover, a really really old vintage one where it’s the first time Quicksilver’s ever been on the front cover.”

With the Marvel Studios panel taking place later today, rounding out what some are already expecting to be a day that will fight for the label as biggest day of movie panels ever at San Diego Comic-Con, some rumors point towards the unveiling of the full cast for The Avengers 2 appearing on stage. Such an event would be essentially a repeat of 2010 where Captain America and Thor shared the stage as well and the cast of the first team-up came out together for the unveiling. The difference is that this time, fans know most of the characters and and it would seem a wasted opportunity two years out from release with so much mystery surrounding Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy.

We do know Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are a part of the film and it seems that Aaron Taylor-Johnson may already have the role of Pietro. As for Scarlet Witch, there’ve been no such reports outside of the one rumor that Saoirse Ronan was the actress the studio was using as a  concept for the character of Wanda (Scarlet Witch).


Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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Source: MTV (via CBM)

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  1. yeah… he’s in it.

    • Ii agree after reading this I’m like 99.8% positive he’s doing it. And I’m a glad he is man

  2. Wonder who will actually play Scarlet Witch because I think Scarlet Witch will have a bigger role than Quicksilver

  3. I wonder if he has to get a haircut

    • He can just spray some white spray paint on his head.

  4. good news.
    and I hope Gemma Arterton as Scarlet Witch

    • Oh man that’s sweet casting dude I’d love for her to get it. Nice move

  5. That’d be awesome.

  6. I really don’t like him.

  7. Saoirse Ronan please, confirm it Marvel.

    • I read somewhere that she denied the rumors, but wjo knows..

      • JJ Abrams kept denying the villain for Star Trek Into Darkness was going to be Khan
        Marion Cotillard kept denying she was playing Talia Al Ghul
        David Jaffe kept denying that his company was working on a new Twisted Metal game.
        I found an article from two years ago that read Zack Snyder denies Man Of Steel sequel is going to be Zod.

        • Oops, I meant to say Man Of Steel villain. Screen Rant please add an edit feature.

      • I heard she said she is not in it recently as well. Too bad, guess she’ll just have to settle for being my dinner date, then.

    • Saoirse Ronan is only 19, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is maybe 22…while the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are actually middle age, and the witch is married to the Vision(Avenger’s). They need to do a better casting, with maybe Lauren Graham as the Scarlet Witch and maybe Eric Dane as Quicksilver. It make it much more believable.

  8. Can’t wait for Kick-Ass 2 and I can’t wait to see what Joss does with those two characters in the next Avengers movie.

  9. Great news this is :)

  10. No this is not good news if true. Aaron Taylor-Johnson looks nothing like QS. I also can’t picture him with short, straight white hair. And if they aren’t going to have QS look that way then I will be totally bummed.

    • Being a big “go to the source” man, I agree with Mongoose. Gotta have him looking just like in the comics, facially, costume, the works.

      • Stop it man, you’re starting to scare me!

        ../will make a conscious effort in the future to only make posts Goldilocks will be opposed to.

  11. Just don’t make them an Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch an incestous couple like they are in the ultimate universe.

    • I agree with JustSomeGuy. We don’t need that kind of “add-on” for the flicks. Just make the movies, make ‘em good, stick to the origins, good acting/writing/directing/special effects/plot/script…yeah, we could live with that without some slanted sexed-up thing.

  12. I just cannot believe that Marvel has not announced who will be playing Hank Pym, or who is voicing Rocket Raccoon and Groot!!

    WTF Marvel,
    I do love the announcement about Avengers 2 Age of Ultron but damn I just cant wait any longer on the RR voice!!
    I really did not think that an announcement about AntMan would come this early, but damn GOTG is filming NOW, I guess they don’t need the Voice quite yet for RR and Groot but DAMN U MARVEL!!!!
    I guess there is always next years CC to find out what I want to know.

    Was today the only Marvel panel??? was there any Thor footage shown, or any Cap footage??????
    Kind of a disappointment IMO, I think DC made the bigger announcement of the 2 companies today!!!

  13. That would be X-Men #4 right Aaron? what a vague answer that meant nothing…..

  14. I can’t beilieve it. Skipping A2 :-(

  15. It’s a shame that Evan Peters who is going to play Quicksilver in the new X-men movie is not going to play him in The Avengers 2. Why do they have to change actors?

  16. “THEY” are NOT changing actors! Marvel and Fox are 2 different companies, Quicksilver is a Marvel character but fox owns the “mutant” rights so in the Marvel film he cannot be a “mutant” of the son of Magneto!

    Fox are just being A$$eS about the whole thing because Joss Whedon announced they were gonna use QS and SW in Avengers 2 so the next week Fox and the Dir. of Days of Future Past announced they were suddenly gonna use him as well even though they were already filming and probably had NO PLANS of using the character until Marvel announced they were gonna use him in A2

  17. I have a question, if the name is Age of Ultron, then why isn’t Hank in here,, if he is the one to create Ultron in the first place????