The Wrap reports that Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been confirmed to play Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. This casting has been rumored since the summer; however, it apparently took a while for him to figure out a schedule to both shoot the movie and promote the upcoming Godzilla reboot.
Quicksilver has super speed and is the twin brother of Scarlet Witch, who will be played by Elizabeth Olsen. Olsen has yet to be officially announced as Scarlet Witch by Marvel Studios – but with Samuel L. Jackson already name-dropping her in the role, one assumes that she’s locked into place.
Director Bryan Singer will also be utilizing the character of Quicksilver for his film X-Men: Days of Future Past, and recently revealed the ultra-slow-frame-rate technology he’s using to achieve the character’s super-speed powers. That’s a pretty high bar for Whedon and co. to surpass with their version – but at least they’ve got a capable actor to help them…
The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in theaters on May 1, 2015.