Aaron Taylor-Johnson als QuickSilver in Avengers II

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, beter bekend onder het filmgaand publiek als Kick-Ass uit de twee gelijknamige films, gaat definitief een rol spelen in de nieuwe Avengers film van Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Hij heeft namelijk de rol van Quicksilver weten te bemachtigen.


Quicksilver, oftewel Pietro Maximoff, is de zoon van Magneto en de tweelingbroer van zus Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch), die (mogelijk) gespeeld gaat worden door Elisabeth Olsen, zoals we hier al over hadden bericht. Hij beschikt over de gave om zeer snel te kunnen rennen en Scarlet Witch bezit de kracht om kansberekeningen te beheersen, oftewel ‘chaos magic’.

Taylor-Johnson kon het volgende zeggen:
“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.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron zal rond Mei of Juni 2015 in de Nederlandse bioscopen verschijnen.