Kick-Ass Is Quicksilver?

The choices are slimming, as a new name comes to the front for the part in a sequel to one of the top grossing movies of all time. Deadline has another exclusive as they announce who that actor could be.

“Marvel Studios is courting Aaron Taylor-Johnson for the role of Quicksilver in The Avengers 2…Taylor-Johnson, who reprises the title role in Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Wall, has scheduling issues and (is) not sure this will work out, but Marvel wants him.

“There have been reports on the comic-savvy websites that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, who are twins, were in the current draft of Avengers 2 via Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios. Fox is also gung-ho on that character, as Bryan Singer, director of X-Men: Days Of Future Past announced on Twitter that he’d cast Evan Peters to play that role in his film for Fox. More intriguing is that Peters played in Kick-Ass alongside Johnson. I’ll let you know if this embryonic situation turns into something real and Taylor-Johnson gets fitted for spandex. Quicksilver is the son of Magneto, and possesses superhuman speed. He’s been a popular character in the Marvel universe since first appearing in 1964 in the X-Men comics. Kick-Ass, of course, has no discernible super powers to speak of, but he carried a movie to sequel status, so that’s something.”

I don’t know if I see it. Whedon works magic, so I trust the man. Still, I’m going to have to print up some pictures of Taylor-Johnson and put some white hair and bushy eyebrows on him.


Patrick Hayes was a contributor to the Comic Buyers Guide for a few years with “It’s Bound to Happen!” He had to give that up to teach 8th graders English for 19 years, and only recently taught 9th grader English. He reads everything as often as he can, when not grading papers or looking up Star Trek, Star Wars or Indiana Jones items online.

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