Aaron Taylor-Johnson, known from such films as Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2, and Savages, is reportedly the top contender in Hollywood’s rat race to play Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver in Joss Whedon’s Avengers 2. Now I’ve not been a fan of his casting in Kick-Ass, however, this may be turn out to be better. We’ve reported before that Evan Peters has been cast as Quicksilver, however that was in Fox’s X-men: Days of Future Past. Confused already? You won’t be the only one.
In that same article, I discuss the issues surrounding using the offspring of Magneto in two franchises owned by separate movie studios. A quick recap is that Marvel can use the characters as Avengers without saying that they are mutants. For an example, read Ultimates 2. Fox can use the characters as mutants, but never refer to their huge roles as Avengers.
To really make things interesting, Taylor-Johnson and Peters were both in Kick-Ass together. T-J playing the lead role and Peters one of his goofy friends. As one officially steps into the role of the fastest mutant in the world and the other potentially takes on the mantle of the fastest Avenger, do you think there could be some actor rivalry or only a stronger friendship and consistent interpretation of the character?
Either way, user Lobo on Superherohype put it best, “I can’t wait for Amalgam Comics’ Quick-Ass!”