This story has been circling for months as Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor Johnson has been speculated to take the role of Quicksilver in Avengers:Age of Ultron. In an interview months ago,Taylor Johnson said he was approached for the role, but he did not confirm that he was playing the character Well now as of October 2013, it is official: Aaron Taylor Johnson will play Quicksilver.
The story has been confirmed thanks to Total Films; who interview Aaron Taylor Johnson. The actor had this to say about the character:
“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.”
So Aaron Taylor Johnson will be Marvel's Speedster for Marvel Studios. This means that he will be joining his Godzilla co-star, Elizabeth Olsen, who will be playing Quicksilver's sister: Scarlet Witch. Together, the two will join the superhero ensemble; featuring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsorth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson .
The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be hitting theaters May 1,2015. Also, you can see Fox's take on Quicksilver when Evan Peters takes up the role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, arriving in theaters May 23, 2014.