Aaron Taylor-Johnson Frontrunner for Marvel’s Quicksilver in ‘The Avengers 2’

By Will Ashton

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Due to a loophole in the contract, audiences will be seeing not one but two different Quicksilvers in the next couple years. The first will be in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, where he will be played by Evan Peters (American Horror Story). The second will be in The Avengers 2, which has yet to be cast, until (maybe) now.

According to The Wrap, Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) is being considered as the front-runner for the part. For those of you unfamiliar with the character, Quicksilver is a mutant capable of both moving and thinking at superhuman speeds. He is the son of Magneto and has a twin sister, Scarlet Witch.

While the Magneto connection will not be addressed in this feature, which is under the contract agreement from Marvel-Fox (Marvel cannot address Magneto or the X-Men, Fox cannot address The Avengers), Scarlet Witch will also be a character in the upcoming Avengers sequel. The part has yet to be cast as well.

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