When “Avengers 2” goes into production in early 2014, it will reportedly feature two new
characters joining the party. Director Joss Whedon has teased that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver would be joining the team for their next adventure.
At the same time, Bryan Singer has announced that not only is Quicksilver featured in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” but that he’s castEvan Peters (“American Horror Story”) for the role. So that’s two Quicksilvers in two different Marvel franchises.
A new report from The Wrap makes everything a bit more strange, though. They say the frontrunner for the role is Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who is best-known for his role in another superhero movie, “Kick-Ass.”
That’s not a character that’s going away anytime soon either, as “Kick-Ass 2” is set for theaters in August.
Complicating matters is the fact that Peters also stars in the “Kick-Ass.” However, he won’t be back for “Kick-Ass 2,” as his role has been recast with Augustus Prew taking over.
With Peters set to be Quicksilver in “Days of Future Past,” it seems odd that they would take his co-star from another superhero franchise to play the role at the same time in a different Marvel movie.
It also seems a little too inside, as the company that publishes “Kick-Ass” in comic book form, Icon, is an imprint of Marvel. In a broad sense, that’s a Marvel hero being recast as a different Marvel hero.
That’s not to say Taylor-Johnson wouldn’t be great in the part. Though “Kick-Ass” is far more vulgar and bloody than “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Taylor-Johnson is a good fit for the role of a hero. Additionally, the kid can legitimately act. His work in Oliver Stone’s “Savages” and “Albert Nobbs” back up his talent.
What do you think? Is bringing Taylor-Johnson to the franchise as Quicksilver a good thing, or should they avoid superhero co-mingling? Sound off below in the poll and comments.
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