'Kick-Ass' star being lined up to play Quicksilver in Marvel blockbuster sequel
Aaron Taylor-Johnson is reportedly being lined up to appear in Avengers 2.
The actor, who reprises his role as Dave Lizewski in the Kick-Ass sequel in August, is in the frame to play Quicksilver, according to Deadline.com. Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon announced the character, along with his twin sister The Scarlet Witch, would be featuring in the follow-up to the record-breaking action film.
Now the search is on to cast the pair. Deadline suggest Nowhere Boy star Taylor-Johnson is the man for the job of playing the lightning-fast mutant. All cast members of Avengers Assemble, apart from Iron Man‘s Robert Downey Jr, are already signed up to the sequel. Downey Jr is in talks after Iron Man 3 completed his original contract with Marvel.
So far no plot details have been released, although the first film’s closing shot of the Titan Thanos suggests it will involve him. Whedon is returning to direct. It’s not the only film Quicksilver will appear in. Bryan Singer recently tweeted Evan Peters would play the part, son of arch-villain Magneto, in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.
Due to ownership rights, the Avengers film, made by Marvel, wouldn’t be able to mention Quicksilver’s parentage and link him to the mutants of the X-Men franchise, while Fox couldn’t mention the Avengers in Days Of Future Past.