“Avengers: Age of Ultron” has signed another big name to star in the anticipated sequel. “Kick-Ass” actor Aaron Johnson has long been rumored being in talks to join the cast. Latino-Review.com says he is officially on-board to depict Quicksilver, the son of Magneto. The news follows a recent report that Elizabeth Olsen is confirmed to portray Scarlet Witch, the twin sister of Quicksilver.
Johnson recently told Total Film about the character:
“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.”
In terms of how Johnson is going to approach the character, he added:
“That’s what we’re in talks about really, right now – how I could become that character and not feel forced. I might not look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong… it just doesn’t work like that.”
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner are all back to reprise their respective roles.
“Avengers: Age of Ultron” is set to be released on May 1, 2015.