Kick-Ass and Savages star Aaron Taylor-Johnson looks like he might be getting ready to assemble for a certain 2015 superhero ensemble sequel. The Wrap reports that he’s the current frontrunner to play Pietro “Quicksilver” Maximoff in Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers 2.
The news comes on the heels of word that Bryan Singer’s X-Men: First Class will also offer a take on the character. In that film, Quicksilver will be played by Evan Peters. Whedon has confirmed that he also plans on featuring Quicksilver’s sister, Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch and there’s no word yet on whether or not she might also appear in the Singer 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.
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