A few months ago it was rumored that Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson was wanted by Marvel to play Quicksilver for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now our friends at Latino-Review are reporting that the actor is officially signed on to the film, and the deal is closed. He will star opposite his Godzilla co-star Elizabeth Olsen who is playing his sister, Scarlet Witch, in the film.
Johnson recently talked to Total Film about the character saying,
“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 fucking quick.”
He then talks about what the approach to the character might be in terms of look.
“That’s what we’re in talks about really, right now – how I could become that character and not feel forced. I might not look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong… it just doesn’t work like that.”
Johnson is an awesome young actor, and I'm happy to hear that everything worked out and that he'll be in the film. I was hoping he'd get to take it on.