Aaron Taylor-Johnson clears up speculation and rumors about his return to the MCU as Pietro Maximoff aka. Quicksilver in Avengers 4 saying there's really no plan of that right now. Debuting in Avengers: Age of Ultron alongside Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff aka. Scarlet Witch, the actor's stint in the film series didn't last long as he died a heroic death by the end of the same film in an effort to save Hawkeye. But since nobody really dies in the comics, and Marvel Studios has a penchant for faking/overturning character deaths, many presumed he'll eventually return.
More than three years later, Quicksilver is still dead in the MCU and Marvel Studios doesn't seem to have any plan of resurrecting him. Despite that, fans continue to hope and even theorize it's only a matter of time before they see him back on the big screen. Sadly, the wait for that to happen will be a bit longer with Taylor-Johnson confirming he won't appear in Avengers 4.
Speaking with Metro UK, Taylor-Johnson was asked about the possibility of him making an appearance in next year's Marvel blockbuster. The actor's answer was short and clear saying: "It’s not a conversation right now." While that could be disappointing for Quicksilver fans who are looking forward to seeing more of the character in the MCU, it sounds like there's still a chance he could come back to the superhero franchise down the road, just not in Avengers 4.
Taylor-Johnson, like Olsen, supposedly signed a three-film deal with Marvel Studios. The latter quickly burned through them with already three appearances - Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. But despite Wanda's fate following Thanos' snap, the actress is believed to be reprising her role in Avengers 4, and even participated in reshoots for the film. Taylor-Johnson, on the other hand, has only appeared in the second Avengers film. Considering the nature of these comic book films, it's not really outside the realm of possibility that he'll be brought back - whether for good or just via flashback scenes.
If anything, since Avengers 4 is expected to deal with the concept of time-travel, the movie is perhaps the most feasible way to see the actor return even just for a brief cameo in the MCU. There's no indication yet if the flick will revisit the events of Age of Ultron unlike the return to the Battle of New York from the first Avengers that's been confirmed in set photos. However, since the Maximoff twins have a strong connection with the Mind Stone like Vision, Marvel Studios deciding to resurrect Quicksilver can actually make sense if done right. Otherwise, depending on when the Scarlet Witch TV series is set, there could be a narrative opening in the show for him to come back.
Source: Metro UK
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