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The Avengers 2 Might Have Found Its Own Quicksilver

The role of “Quicksilver in X-Men: Days of Future Past” has already been filled by Evan Peters, and now we have our first candidate for his Avengers sequel counterpart: Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Let the battle of the Quicksilvers begin.

The Wrap reports that Taylor-Johnson is the frontrunner for the role, “though no decision has been made at this time.” Since his breakout performance in Kick-Ass the actor’s been in high demand, appearing in Savages, Anna Karenina, and Albert Nobbs in addition to the upcoming Kick-Ass 2 and Godzilla, the latter of which is currently filming. And that’s in just three years. So while he definitely fits the buzzed-about-actor-grabbing-a-high-profile-superhero-gig mold, like The Wrap says, a potential scheduling conflict could prevent him from taking the role.

The Avengers 2 doesn’t even come out for another two years, so it may be some time yet before we get any official word on Quicksilver’s casting. Heck, Marvel’s still negotiating with Robert Downey Jr. to get him back, not to mention the rest of the team from the first movie.

But, jumping into the realm of the extremely hypothetical for a moment, if Marvel is indeed considering Saoirse Ronan for Quicksilver’s sister Scarlet Witch (a role that Ronan said an in exclusive interview she’d be interested in), and if Taylor-Johnson gets cast… well, I can see the family resemblance.

(via: The Wrap)

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  • Nicoclaws

    Ok, I just saw the part where they want to cast british actors. Why are they doing this ? Are there no Eastern European actors available ?

  • Anonymous

    Very rarely do Hollywood movies cast people as their correct nationalities. It’s a shame but that’s the common practice, especially for European nationalities. It’s why you often end up with Americans playing Brits, Brits playing Germans, and so on.

  • Anonymous

    I think Aaron Taylor-Johnson could do this. What about Summer Glau for the Scarlet Witch? Could we do that? They could look like half-sibs.

  • Ryan Colson

    It kinda amuses me that two actors from Kick-Ass are playing Pietro from two different viewpoints.

  • Mina

    What. I never would have put it together that Vronsky and Kick-Ass were the same person. Color me surprised.

  • aggieagatha

    He is a cutie.