We’ve been hearing rumors for months that two stars would be joining Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now Marvel has finally made it official.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass, Godzilla) and Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House) have officially joined the Avengers gang as brother-sister duo Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. There have been rumblings about the two for some time, and both have commented that it was likely. Now it’s fact.
It’ll be cool to see what director Joss Whedon does with the two new additions, especially since he’ll finally get to write a super-powered female hero via Scarlet Witch. Sure, Black Widow can kick a mountain of ass — but it’s about time we add some super-powered ladies to the mix. Considering her epic abilities in the comics, she should be an interesting fit with Thor and the gang.
As for Quicksilver? Well, Taylor-Johnson’s portrayal will not be the first version of the super-speedster we get to see on the big screen. The guy falls in that awkward trap between studios, so both Whedon and X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer will be using different versions of the character in their respective comic-book flicks. FYI: The X-Men version is played by American Horror Story alum Evan Peters.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to open May 1, 2015. Do you think Taylor-Johnson and Olsen will make good additions to the ensemble?