It Looks Like They Found The Quicksilver To Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch
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It Looks Like They Found The Quicksilver To Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch

By Joanna Robinson | Trade News | October 4, 2013 | Comments ()


As one of you mentioned yesterday, it would be a whole lot cooler if all upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron news were announced by Samuel L. Jackson. Including but not limited to what’s on the craft service table everyday. (“Twizzlers, mother*cker.”) Alas, we have no such Jacksonian authority on this casting news. In fact, it’s still in rumor status. But of the “very likely” variety. On the heels of the news that Elizabeth Olson will play the Scarlet Witch, The Latino Review confirmed that Aaron Taylor-Johnson has been cast as her brother, Quicksilver. That’s right, folks. Kickass.


On the one hand, I’m not a huge fan of Taylor-Johnson’s work and am much more excited for the Quicksilver they’ve cast in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Yes, Evan Peters (above on the right) you can do no wrong. On the other hand? In Joss we trust.

If the Scarlet Witch’s headdress and, uh, impractical combat bustier aren’t going to make it into an Avengers movie, can we assume the same about Quicksilver’s dumb horn hair?


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  • Bodhi

    I know very little about the Marvel universe, but X-Men characters in The Avengers? Or is it Avengers characters in the X-Men? How does that work?

  • Billybob

    Okay, buckle up.

    In the high and far-off times of the 1960s, the X-Men happened. And the evil Magneto's evil team of evil mutants (seriously, their official name was the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. They had T-shirts and... okay, no they didn't. But that is what they were called) included two siblings, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.

    However, Stan Lee did not subscribe to a binary scale of good and evil. Pietro and Wanda (for such are their names) found themselves having doubts about Magneto's whole "all evil, all the time" thing, and the first chance they got (my memory was foggy, but it was probably one of the first few times he apparently died), they quit Team Evil and tried to go straight.

    Meanwhile, Captain America had just joined the Avengers, and all the other Avengers had promptly quit. I don't know why; at this point he hadn't even got round to beating up Richard Nixon.

    Meanwhile meanwhile, Hawkeye had just worked out that the sexy sexy Black Widow was actually an evil Commie-Nazi agent, and an enemy of right-thinking capitalist arms manufacturers, and so he was also attempting to go straight.

    And so a new Avengers was formed, comprising three reformed criminals and a meat popsicle. And all was happiness and joy, except for the part where Wanda got herself knocked up by a robot (who may or may not have been anatomically correct), gave birth to twins which turned out to be imaginary and promptly vanished (only to reappear, years later, as Young Avengers), and reacted by going slow-burn crazy (or possibly crazier) and attempting mutant genocide.

    TL;DR: They started out as X-Men villains, but have been Avengers characters for more than 40 years. Also, they only slept together in the Ultimate verse.

  • Bodhi

    Awesome, thank you very much :-)

  • AudioSuede

    He was really good in Nowhere Boy. I think he's got a lot of potential as an actor that he hasn't had a chance to flex yet. With a Joss Whedon script, maybe he can shine a little bit.

  • Bedewcrock

    He's also pretty to look at. So there's that.

  • Suz

    That casting is actually quite fitting, because when I looked at the header pic I thought it looked like Elizabeth Olsen in drag.

  • zeke_the_pig

    I wonder if, while preparing for his role, Aaron will learn to run fast enough to catch some charisma.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Amen. I've seen at least five movies with this kid and he's just a black hole of charisma. He's the Riley Finn of modern actors.
    No one wants Riley, ask the Whedonites.

  • Uriah_Creep

    I have a few friends who like Riley. Well, ex-friends.

  • Michelle


  • Joe Grunenwald

    He's already perfect for the role, as Quicksilver has zero charisma.

  • Miss Laaw-yurh

    I enjoyed him in Nowhere boy and think he's got something. I predict that like Charming Potato, you will all ultimately be won over.

  • Marc Greene

    Their costumes will probably look like their Ultimates versions:

  • Jezzer

    Let's hope that their relationship doesn't mirror the Ultimates version.

  • Giroux IA

    ^Angelina Jolie and James Haven

  • Strand

    I love little coincidences like this. It's like the time Portman and Kunis were in virtually the same fuckbuddy comedy right after Black Swan.

  • cruzzercruz

    This is week's old news. As is the the fact that Bryan Singer's version of Quicksilver will only be used for one set piece, and may not even be Magneto's son. Actors aside, Whedon's version of Quicksilver has been written intricately into Avengers 2, rather than thrown in with a kitchen sink mentality like everything else in Days of Future Past.

  • Jezzer

    ^This. Have we learned nothing from X3?

  • Billybob

    Yeah, like your hair looks perfect after you've spent half an hour punching bad guys at 700mph.

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