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Aaron-Taylor Johnson Top Contender for Avengers 2

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(PCM) Marvel officially kicked off Phase 2 the Marvel universe this Summer with Iron Man 3. We will shortly be seeing Thor back in theaters this November,and Captain America returns to the big screen this April. We now also have a confirmed release date and title for Joss Wheadons’ highly anticipated Avengers sequel. With the announcement of Avengers:Age of Ultron hittinh theaters May 1st, 2015, Wheadon has also confirmed 2 new additional heroes will be joining the cast; Brother-Sister team up, QuickSilver and Scarlet Witch. Although we know little about the female casting at this time, it has been confirmed that Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson is in top contention for the part.

The British actor has been reluctant to talk about the possibility in the past, but recently has been much more open about the subject. Recently the actor spoke with  Total Film and confirmed that he has been in talks with Marvel Studio. Although nothing has been signed, the actor is very interested in the role, and is doing his research.

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When asked about the role of Quicksilver during the interview with  Total Film Johnson says:

“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.”

This movie is still 2 years away, but there is plenty of speculation surrounding the film, even this early in development. Right now the only thing we know for sure involving QuickSilver is that Aaron-Taylor Johnson is talking to Marvel. Please check back in often for more movie news and rumors surrounding The Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

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