Aaron Taylor-Johnson Officially Set to Play Quicksilver in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Aaron Taylor-Johnson's deal to take on the role of Quicksilver in the upcoming AVENGERS sequel is finally dry.
The Wrap has confirmed that the KICKASS actor is officially set for AGE OF ULTRON, taking on the role of the super-speedy super human, also known as Pietro Maximoff. As previously reported, Elizabeth Olsen has also signed on to play Quicksilver's sister Scarlet Witch.
On the potential casting, Johnson recently told Total Film:
"There's years - over 50 years - of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that. Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] have been abandoned by their parents and their father, and they grew up in Eastern Europe defending and looking out for themselves and each other. His sister really is his guidance - emotionally she's the one who looks after him, and vice versa. He's very overprotective physically - he doesn't want anyone touching her. He has real anger frustration - I like that. I always thought it'd be quite funny if you saw him eating loads and people asked him why and he'd explain it's because he's burning so much energy all the time. Or ideas that you'd see him come back round - but he's already nipped out and got his lunch somewhere else. He just got bored - his attention span is so f****** quick."
Filming for the superhero sequel is scheduled to begin in early 2014, with a theatrical release set for May, 1 2015.
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