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'Kick-Ass' Star Aaron Taylor-Johnson Frontrunner to Play Quicksilver in 'Avengers 2'

The Wrap

"Kick-Ass" star Aaron Taylor-Johnson is being eyed for the role of Quicksilver in Marvel's "The Avengers 2," an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.

A representative for Marvel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Crazay1871d ago

That is actually an incredible casting decision. The guy is awesome in Kick-Ass.

ScepticTankAvenger1870d ago

He's also the lead in the new Godzilla movie...besides Godzilla.

Deadpool6161870d ago

I always associated Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch with the X-Men division of Marvel, more so than the Avengers division. Should be interesting to see what Whedon has in store for the characters.

project_pat361869d ago (Edited 1869d ago )

@deadpool616 - meant to reply to you directly but here ya go

"Quicksilver is one of two new characters director Joss Whedon is introducing in the sequel, along with the Scarlet Witch. They are twins whose father is Magneto, whose rights are owned by 20th Century Fox."

"Both Marvel and Fox share rights to the Quicksilver character, as Bryan Singer recently cast Johnson's "Kick-Ass" co-star Evan Peters as Quicksilver in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men: Days of Future Past.""

steven83r1869d ago

Well he better start working out. Too scrawny to be Quicksilver.

steven83r1869d ago

Well doesn't look like it will be too hard for him. some pics show he's already in decent shape. Just not Marvel shape. Maybe another 10-20 lbs of muscle.