Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”) remains the frontrunner to play the character of Quicksilver in the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. He’s not officially onboard yet, but the actor recently spoke with Total Film about why the role interests him and what he intends to do with it.
“There’s over fifty years of backstory on him all there to use, and I like doing that. Him and his sister [Scarlet Witch] 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 quick.”
Johnson adds that he wants to give an “out there” performance with his character, and that’s a key reason why he hasn’t signed on yet – the details are- being worked out right now:
“That’s what we’re in talks about really, right now – how I could become that character and not feel forced. I might not look right with white hair, and the accent may be wrong… it just doesn’t work like that.”