Sam Jackson accidentally revealed who is playing Scarlet Witch, but it looks like our Quicksilver is on lock, too.
We'd already heard that Kick-Ass himself, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, was on Marvel and Whedon's short list to play the lightning-fast mutant son of Magneto, Quicksilver. We even knew that Johnson was interested in the role, explaining his would-be interpretation this way:
There’s years – over 50 years – of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that. Him and his sister 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.
But now we're hearing that the deal has officially been made and that Johnson is definitely our new Quicksilver. Considering the earlier rumors, Johnson's willingness to talk about the character in such detail, and his previous connection with the superhero genre, we're willing to give this latest rumor a lot of weight.
Now we just need Sam Jackson to accidentally spill the beans again and we'll be all set!
What do you think? Good casting?