Marvel Wants Aaron Johnson To Kick Ass As Quicksilver In ‘The Avengers 2’

Joss Whedon hinted then confirmed Quicksilver will be in The Avengers 2. Then Bryan Singer tweeted that Evan Peters would play the same character in X-Men: Days of Future Past. In another shot across the bow, Deadline reports Marvel wants Aaron Johnson (AKA Aaron Taylor-Johnson) of Kick-Ass to play Quicksilver in The Avengers 2.

Johnson reportedly has scheduling conflicts and may not be able to sign on for the sequel to the highest grossing movie of all time, which would be the worst career move since Brian Dunkleman quit American Idol in the first season.

Making this story a little stranger, the other Quicksilver actor Evan Peters played Aaron Johnson’s best friend in Kick-Ass. Johnson’s wife being 24 years his senior might also cause some static.* We already know what Joss Whedon thinks about May-December romances, and romances in general, and single people.

* Completely irrelevant, but we needed an excuse to share that tweet.