Marvel Wants Kick-Ass’s Aaron Johnson as Quicksilver in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2

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Aaron Johnson in Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Movie Image

If Marvel has their way, Joss Whedon will have the kick-assingest Quicksilver of them all. Or at least, an actor who used to play the lead in the “Kick-Ass” comic book franchise. That would be Aaron Johnson (pictured above, clearly returning from the gym).

According to Deadline, the actor is in Marvel’s crosshairs to play the suddenly very in-demand mutant Quicksilver in Whedon’s upcoming “The Avengers 2″. If he does sign on, it would make him the second actor to play Quicksilver in two different movies, with Bryan Singer having previously cast Evan Peters (Johnson’s “Kick-Ass” co-star, natch) to play the same character in his “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

If you’re keeping track at home, that’s two actors, playing the same character, but in two different movies.

Yeah, it’s complicated like that. But it’s comic books, so we’re used to identity complications with comic books, right?

Word is that Marvel wants Johnson for the role, but it might not work out, seeing as how Johnson is a pretty busy fella. Besides “Kick-Ass 2″ (which is wrapped and in the can), Johnson’s got the “Godzilla” reboot on the way, and then, well, what else? Who knows, maybe he might end up as Quicksilver in Whedon’s superhero sequel after all…

For the uninitiated, Quicksilver is Pietro Maximoff, the sister of the Scarlett Witch (who Whedon also wants for “The Avengers 2″), and the son of Magneto, aka Ian McKellan in the “X-Men” films, and Michael Fassbender in the “First Class” films. His power is super speed, thus the name.

Quicksilver Comic Book

Via : Deadline

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  • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

    isn’t he too young to be quicksilver? he’s married to Wanda, right? from the Defenders? I’m probably confused.

    • Matt Clarke

      There are some liberties taken with background stories in the Marvel Movieverse.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      You’d be surprised. He can play pretty “old”.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      No Brother, and sister. And in the Ultimate Universe they had a very very very close relationship.

      • Juggernaut

        I’ve gotta think that even if they do go the Ultimates route as far as the stylization and such they’re going to stay away from that scenario. I just don’t see Disney backing an incestuous plotline. LOL.

        • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

          Disney won’t touch that, no way.

      • http://www.grifiti.com Tin Hoang

        close as in incestuous?

  • Juggernaut

    He’s a good choice. Certainly has the attitude and physicality to pull off the part. Plus he looks enough like Soirse Ronan, who the studio has already been using as their prototype for their version of Scarlet Witch, to pass as her brother. I’m in!