Hello people of the internet, time for a film new update and I know I’m late with this one but it is Marvel-related so most titbits of news are relevant to this blog. And I think it was yesterday when Aaron Taylor-Johnson confirmed what most of us fans had suspected for a while now about his involvement in the upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron film. The following info is from ComicBookMovie:
“The Kick-Ass 2 star has now apparently worked out his publicity schedule for Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla, meaning that he has now closed his deal with Marvel Studios to play ‘Quicksilver’ in Joss Whedon’s highly anticipated The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Read on for details!
Aaron Taylor-Johnson was first rumoured to be in the running for the role of ‘Quicksilver’ in The Avengers: Age of Ultron back in June, but The Wrap has now confirmed that he closed his deal today to star in the sequel to the highest grossing superhero movie of all-time. The reason for the delay is that his shooting schedule for the Marvel Studios 2015 release overlaps with publicity commitments to Legendary Pictures and Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla remake. However, that has now all been sorted, hence why was able to sign on the dotted line today. Johnson joins Elizabeth Olsen as ‘The Scarlet Witch’ and James Spader as ‘Ultron’ as new casting additions to the movie.”
To be honest I’m not too surprised about this news and I’m glad it’s FINALLY been confirmed so that we can stop all this bloody speculation and beating around the bush. I mean there wasn’t really anyone else in the running for the role and he was the only main actor attached to Quicksilver and I’m glad that its him because he’s a capable actor, I just hope they do something about his hair and make it look cool, silver and slicked back like in the comics. Seems like his schedule for making films over the next year will be pretty hectic.
So what do all of you out there think of this news?