Remember how we heard that Evan Peters had been cast as Quicksilver in “X-Men: Days of Future Past?” Well, Marvel wants the character in “The Avengers 2,” and we feel safe in saying that Peters isn’t at the top of their casting list. However, according to Deadline, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is.
Taylor-Johnson, best known for playing a powerless superhero in “Kickass” and the upcoming sequel “Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall,” would get a chance to be the real deal here. As you can guess from his name, Quicksilver is really fast. He’s also the son of Magneto. Woo hoo.
This is far from a done deal, though; apparently Taylor-Johnson has some scheduling issues that could keep him from taking the role. If he can work it out, then he’ll have to start working on his sprints.