Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reportedly up for a key role in The Avengers 2.
The Savages star is said to be in negotiations with the folks at Marvel to tackle the part of Quicksilver. The character is said to be in the early draft of writer-director Joss Whedon’s script.
Although talks are said to be underway, the studio has yet to confirm anything about the actor’s involvement with the flick at this time. However, The Wrap is reporting that Aaron Taylor-Johnson at the top of the list for the Avengers 2 role.
Both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are said to be in the sequel to the box office smash. In the comic books, the characters are twins whose father is Magneto. No word yet on who Marvel is courting for the other role.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is certainly a gifted and versatile actor; his performances in Nowhere Boy and Oliver Stone’s Savages were impressive. His involvement with Whedon’s follow-up could definitely be seen as a plus.
According to Deadline, The Avengers 2 isn’t the only movie looking to get their hands on the character. Bryan Singer recently tweeted that Quicksilver would be among the many characters featured in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The movie is slated to arrive in cinemas next summer.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is no stranger to the world of cinematic comic book adaptations. The actor famously starred in Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass back in 2010. Jeff Wadlow’s sequel, the aptly-titled Kick-Ass 2, is due in theaters this August.
The actor is also currently involved with Gareth Edwards’ highly-anticipated Godzilla reboot. Filming on the project is already underway. In addition to Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the big-budget monster flick also stars Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn.
The Avengers 2 should be ready to go by 2015. Do you think Aaron Taylor-Johnson is the right choice to play Quicksilver? Who do you think should play the Scarlet Witch?