Aaron Johnson to play Quicksilver in “The Avengers 2”?

June 9, 2013

When the Maximoffs, Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver, were confirmed last month as new Avengers 2 recruits, director Joss Whedon stated he was in the early process of casting the super-powered siblings. While Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is reportedly a “prototype” for Wanda Maximoff, The Wrap & Deadline report that English actor Aaron Johnson is in early talks for Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver).

Scheduling issues may prevent Aaron Johnson from taking up Marvel‘s offer as the Kick-Ass star is in “high-demand” and currently filming the Godzilla remake. However, the 22-year-old actor is currently Marvel’s top choice for the Quicksilver role, while other potential candidates are unknown.

Before joining The Avengers 2, Quicksilver will appear briefly during X-Men: Days of Future Past next year, ironically, played by Aaron Johnson’s Kick-Ass co-star Evan Peters. Seemingly after learning of Marvel Studios’ plans for the speedster, Fox Studios asserted its partial ownership of the character by adding him to X-Men director Bryan Singer’s mutant line-up. However, Evan Peters’ portrayal of Pietro Maximoff is limited to a cameo while Aaron Johnson would have a starring role.

The Avengers 2 starts shooting early next year for a May 1st, 2015, release date.

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