Aaron Johnson Cast as Quicksilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron

With the spill from Samuel L. Jackson about Scarlet Witch, you knew that the casting confirmation for her brother Quicksilver was coming soon. And… it’s Kick-Ass!

Wait, what?

Aaron Johnson has been cast as Quicksilver in The Avengers sequel, according to Latino Review. We still have no word on exactly how they will fit into the current Marvel universe or where they will come from, but here’s what Johnson told Total Film about his thoughts for the character a couple months back when they asked him about his potential for nabbing the part:

“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.”

It’s always fun seeing what sort process actors have when they gather information for a well-known character, but it’s weird thinking about Kick-Ass playing Quicksilver. At least Chris Evan gave us several years before slipping seamlessly from Johnny Storm to Captain America. What do you think of the choice?

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