With Marvel unveiling the Avengers sequel’s official title Age of Ultron at Comic Con 2013, news is surfacing that the production may be adding Aaron Taylor-Johnson to it’s already star-studded cast.
No stranger to comic book movies, the Kick Ass 2 star has been recently attached to the role of superhero and mutant Quicksilver. Now Collider is reporting that Taylor-Johnson has confirmed he has spoken to Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon about the role, stating.
“I feel really flattered and honoured that they came to me for that role. I think he’s an interesting character and we’re just gonna keep going into that.”
“I sat down with Joss,” he continued “I think he’s awesome, I sat down with the guys at Marvel and they’re also great; I think it’d be interesting.”
While Aaron Taylor-Johnson has not signed on officially to Avengers: Age of Ultron the comments will come as a clear indication that both Whedon and Marvel are interested in casting the actor to play Quicksilver.
First appearing in X-Men #4 in 1964, Quicksilver is a mutant with the power of superhuman speed. The superhero is also the son of X-Men villain Magneto and bother of Scarlett Witch, a character who has also been confirmed to appear in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. An alternate version of Quicksilver will also appear in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past played by Evan Peters.