It was news we were basically just waiting for confirmation on and now we have that. Aaron Johnson, who has made a name for himself in the Kick-Ass series is graduating to big boy superhero movies and has been cast as Quicksilver in the upcoming Avengers 2, otherwise known as Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Both Latino-Review and ScreenCrush are reporting that Johnson is the latest addition to Avengers 2 and has pretty much rounded out the cast.
With Samuel L. Jackson revealing Olsen’s casting, followed by a confirmation of her contract deal, Latino Review reports that Johnson is also officially locked down in his role. It was certainly expected. A few months back, the ‘Kick-Ass’ star emerged as Marvel’s frontrunner to play the role, and was then speaking of the character as if he already landed the job.
There had been rumors of Johnson being up for the part of Quicksilver as far back as June but the deal seems to finally be official. Johnson will be paired with another new cast member in Elizabeth Olsen who was cast as Scarlett Witch — Quicksilver’s sister.
With the new additions to Avengers 2 will be interesting to see how things move forward from a stunningly spectacular first film, and the odds are stacked against Avengers 2. However, Joss Whedon knows what he’s doing and both Olsen and Johnson are talents that may finally get their biggest break yet as part of the massive Avengers 2 cast.