It seems a bit crazy that we’re still ironing out casting when it comes to Marvel’s upcoming sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, but we’ve certainly had enough rumors to keep things interesting. And it doesn’t hurt that so many of those rumors turned out to be true (though who could have possibly guessed that James Spader would be cast as an evil robot?).
The next bit of persistent casting chatter that has now panned out concerns the male half of a new duo set to be introduced in Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated follow-up to his first Avengers team up production. The Wrap reports that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has finally hammered out his schedule and signed on to play Pietro “Quicksilver” Maximoff in the new film. It is presumed that Elizabeth Olsen will play his sister in the production, his twin the Scarlet Witch.
Taylor-Johnson’s increasingly high demand as an actor is to blame for the hold up, as scheduling complications involving an overlap between the shooting of Avengers and the publicity tour for the upcoming Godzilla feature had to be worked out before the actor could sign on. That potential wrinkle has reportedly been ironed right out, and Taylor-Johnson is good to go with playing yet another superhero.
Taylor-Johnson is not the only Quicksilver due to hit the big screen soon, as the actor’s Kick-Ass compatriot Evan Peters is set to play the character in the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Though both Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are members of the Avengers, they are also the children of Magneto, and in traditional Marvel canon, they are a part of his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants before jumping ship to join up with the Avengers.
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