Aaron Taylor-Johnson may go from a teen in wetsuit to a mutant speedster. According to The Wrap, the Kick-Ass lead is the frontrunner to play as Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver in The Avengers 2. Director Joss Whedon has previously confirmed Scarlet Witch will also be added to the roster for the massively anticipated sequel, however there's no word yet on who is being considered for that role.
When it comes to character rights, both Fox and Marvel Studios are allowed to use Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in their films. After Whedon confirmed he'll be including the duo, director Bryan Singer announced via Twitter that Quicksilver will be in X-Men: Days of Future Past as well. Oddly enough, he'll be played be Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Kick-Ass co-star, Evan Peters.
Pietro being in Fox's film makes sense since he's Magneto's son (who knows if he will be in the film, though), but the siblings worked for S.H.I.E.L.D. in The Ultimates, have history with the Avengers in the 616 universe and it's safe to say Whedon will take good care of them, too. What do you think of the situation and potential casting, Viners?
Source: The Wrap