Aaron Taylor-Johnson may go from a teen vigilante to a speedster hero. According to The Wrap, the Kick-Ass lead is the frontrunner to play Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver in the Avengers 2.
They say Johnson is the frontrunner for the coveted role, though no decision has been made at this time. Johnson may also have some scheduling issues preventing him from accepting the part. it’s kind of funny that Johnson’s Kick-Ass co-star Evan Peters was cast last month in Fox Studios’ X-Men: Days of Future Past also playing Quicksilver. His role will be a much more limited one though, reports say he will only be involved in one action sequence.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson will reprise his Kick-Ass role in the sequel in August, and he’s currently filming the 2014 Godzilla remake. If Johnson accepts the role of Quicksilver, Marvel is left to cast the speedster’s twin sister, Wanda Maximoff a.k.a Scarlet Witch, Whedon’sprototype for the character, Saoirse Ronan has said she would love to do it.
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The Avengers untitled sequel is written and directed by Joss Whedon, and starts shooting early next year for a May 1, 2015, release date.