While I had desperately hoped that the announcement that Quicksilver would be in both Marvel’s The Avengers 2 and X-Men Days of Future Past meant a burgeoning partnership to end all partnerships of comic book movie adaptations. It seems it will not happen. Even though Evan Peters in currently set to play the role in X-Men, it was announced that Aaron Tylor-Johnson is in talks to play Quicksilver in Marvel’s The Avengers 2.
Taylor-Johnson is most known for his starring role in Kick-Ass and its upcoming sequel is eyeing the 2015 superhero ensemble sequel. The Wrap has reported that he’s the current frontrunner to play Pietro “Quicksilver” Maximoff in the film from movie making genius and the man I wish was one of my best friends Joss Whedon.
Whedon also confirmed recently that Quicksilver’s sister, Wanda Maximoff, also known as the Scarlet Witch would appear in the film. Though there is no word whether she will appear in the X-Men film.
“We both have them,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told SuperHeroHype of the shared studio rights to the character last summer. “There’s a specific arrangement with those two characters that would allow us to use them with ‘Avengers,’ but not discuss or reference their mutant or Magneto-related lineage. They can use them as mutants and as Magneto’s relatives, but cannot have anything to do with ‘The Avengers.'”
Marvel’s The Avengers 2 is scheduled for release on May 1, 2015.