Aaron Taylor-Johnson Quicksilver

It's official! Whedon's Avengers 2 finds its ass-kicking Quicksilver

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Oct 30, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

Not even Godzilla himself could stop Aaron Taylor-Johnson from suiting up for Marvel's premier superhero team.

According to The WrapBritish actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson has officially closed his deal to play Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, in Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Taylor-Johnson's involvement in Joss Whedon's followup to his colossal 2012 hit has been a badly kept secret for months. So what was the holdup in getting all the paperwork signed? Apparently the actor -- last seen in the title role of Kick-Ass 2 -- had to juggle his schedule because Age of Ultron will begin shooting just as Taylor-Johnson is beginning the publicity tour for the other big sci-fi feature he's starring in, May 2014's Godzilla.

That's all been worked out now, and it seems Taylor-Johnson will be able to make the press rounds for the Godzilla reboot and show off his superhuman speed as Quicksilver. Still to be officially unveiled is the name of the actress playing his sister, Wanda -- also known as the Scarlet Witch -- although Elizabeth Olsen is reportedly all but a lock for that role.

If Olsen does end up playing Wanda, it will be a reunion for her and Taylor-Johnson, since she's also starring alongside him in Godzilla.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron will arrive in theaters on May 1, 2015. Now that he's in for sure, what do you think of Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver?

(Via The Wrap)