Friday, October 4, 2013

The Twins Are In: Aaron Taylor-Johnson Will Be Quicksilver

Just a day after Samuel L. Jackson broke the news that Elizabeth Olsen had joined the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, super-duper-Latino-scooper, El Mayimbe, broke the news that Aaron Taylor-Johnson would be playing her twin brother, Pietro Maximoff/Quicksilver.

I'm on record supporting the additions of both Olsen and Johnson to the cast.  If you only know Johnson from Kick-Ass you may be missing out on his talents as an actor.  I thought he was brilliant and near-unrecognizable in Oliver Stone's Savages.  He's done several interviews since the summer, when rumors first appeared about his inclusion in the sequel, and in all of them he seems to take the challenge of playing Quicksilver quite seriously.  The cast for this film was already outstanding and the returning members have their roles nailed; adding two young, dynamic actors to the MCU is a great move that will pay off both short and long term.  There's no way that these two are one-offs; both of them have integral parts to play in the expansion of the MCU!  Whedon's got a good thing going.